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GFACF Grant Guidelines

Required Criteria:

  • Proposals must be submitted by a 501(c)(3) organization, a unit of government or by a public agency. If the organization applying is a 501(c)(3), please include a copy of the IRS Determination letter.
  • Organizations that are not tax exempt must apply through a suitable fiscal agent willing to accept responsibility for the project, such as unit of government, school district, etc.
  • All proposals must demonstrate a benefit within the greater Granite Falls area.
  • The Foundation prefers projects that are submitted by local (Granite Falls area) applicants.
  • Proposals incorporate an innovative approach and avoid duplication of effort.
  • Proposals have clearly-stated goals and measurable outcomes.
  • $500 minimum grant request.
  • Grant requests are considered for up to 1 year of funding.


We encourage projects to have additional funding sources other than the GFACF grant.


Areas of Interest to Consider:

  • Arts, culture, humanities
  • Community improvement (celebrations, beautification, parks)
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Community health
  • Leadership development
  • Public protection and public safety
  • Recreation, leisure, sports, athletics
  • Youth development
  • Senior programs and projects
  • Community benefit


Types of support to consider:

  • Capital
  • Local conferences/seminars that meet our criteria – groups and not individual
  • Exhibitions i.e. Memorial Wall, Health Fair
  • Performances
  • Publications
  • Program development


Types of support NOT considered:

  • Religious purposes/activities
  • Lobbying or political activities
  • For profit business
  • Education curriculum development
  • Debt retirement
  • Ongoing, open-ended grants
  • Operating expenses
  • Administrative budgets for existing organizations
  • National fundraising campaigns
  • Ticket sales, raffles, or fundraising dinners
  • Endowment drives
  • Scholarships
  • Annual campaigns