Grant Opportunities

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2021 Nonprofit Events


Grant Opportunities

The following two sections contain available grant applications.

  • Section 1 includes grant processes managed by the Community Foundation. These applications must be submitted through the Community Foundation's online grants platform. Create or log in to your account here to view or submit your grant application. For more information on the online grant platform, view our help page.
  • Section 2 includes listings of grant opportunities available fom local companies or organizations. Click the listing to access the company or organization's website.

Section 1: Community Foundation Grant Opportunities

Basic Needs Fund

Grant cycle is currently closed.

Grantmaking fund to support the well-being of all citizens in our community by providing access to basic needs such as food, shelter, jobs, family support and animal welfare services.

Compass Society

Grant cycle is currently closed.

Grantmaking fund to support quality of life programs in the following categories: Basic needs, economy, education, environment, health and wellness, lifestyle, and neighborhoods and community. 

NEXT GRANT CYCLE:  Fall 2021

Emergency Relief Fund

GRANT Cycle is currently closed.

Grantmaking for nonprofit organizations serving Greater Huntsville area who are supporting basic needs and/or health and wellness relief efforts related to the COVID-19 situation.

Environment Fund

Grant cycle is currently closed.

Grantmaking fund to support access to clean air, water and recreational areas by protecting our community’s natural resources, encouraging sustainable development and reducing our community’s energy consumption.

give256 Fund

GRANT CYCLE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

give256 is a giving circle that lets members pool their money and make a positive impact on our community through grants to nonprofits. This grant funding opportunity supports a wide range of nonprofit and community based projects.

NEXT GRANT CYCLE: July 2021

Google Fiber Digital Inclusion Fund

GRANT CYCLE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

Grantmaking fund to support K-12 students in Huntsville, Alabama with devices and mobile internet to support distance learning as a result of COVID-19.

Pathway to Sustainability Fund

GRANT CYCLE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

The Pathway to Sustainability Fund was established to support nonprofits as they build capacity through collaborative case management to move people from crisis to sustainability.

Racial Equity Fund

GRANT CYCLE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

The Racial Equity Fund will provide grant funding to address racial equity gaps in the following areas that affect quality of life:

- Criminal justice system
- Education and job readiness
- Health and wellness
- Income and wealth creation
- Neighborhoods and communities

NEXT GRANT CYCLE:  March 2022

Ruth and Lyle Taylor Endowment Fund

GRANT CYCLE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

Grantmaking endowment fund established by Lyle and Ruth Taylor to support historic preservation (2021), environmental conservation (2022), and civic engagement (2020)

NEXT GRANT CYCLE:  Spring 2022

Share Your Story Video Grant

GRANT CYCLE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

Video grant opportunity (formerly known as #WeBelieveHSV) for local nonprofit organizations that support low-income members of our community.  

GRANT CYCLE OPENS: June 29, 2021

Summer Adventures in Learning "SAIL" Fund

GRANT CYCLE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

Summer Adventures in Learning (SAIL) is a collective impact project that works to overcome summer learning loss.

NEXT GRANT CYCLE:  Fall 2021

Women's Philanthropy Society

Each year the Women's Philanthropy Society awards one high-dollar grant to create systemic change around one key focus area facing women and families in our community.  For 2021, the focus is on education.

To learn more about the Women's Philanthropy Society and the Community Conversation on Education, click HERE.

To access our online grant portal to view or submit an application, click HERE

LOI (Letter of Intent): Due June 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm CST


Section 2: Local Grant Opportunities

CANVAS Be The Good Fund

Cintel Gives Fund

Creative Cities Fund

Crestwood Women's and Families Fund

ERC Helping Hands Fund

Intrepid Ideal Community Fund

Iron Mountain Employee Peaks Fund

Junior League of Huntsville Community Assistance Grants

MartinConnects Employee Giving Fund

Torch Helps Fund

Vector Wealth Strategies Community Impact Fund

If you have a concern about these  grant opportunities, please click here to learn more about the Community Foundation’s conflict resolution process.


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