Grant Guidelines

Grant Application Deadline Date

Notification Date

March 13, 2015

May 2015

July 17, 2015

September 2015

October 16, 2015

December 2015


The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty’s Board of Directors reviews and awards grants quarterly. Funding is available through the Foundation’s unrestricted grant fund, as well as a variety of field of interests funds designed to honor donor’s charitable giving interests. The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty’s Board of Directors reviews and awards grants quarterly. The Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations working in the following areas:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Civic and Community
  • Education and Scholarship
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Health and Human Services
  • Disaster Relief

The Community Foundation favors proposals that:

  • Are likely to make a substantial difference in the quality of community life.
  • Strengthen families and communities.
  • Facilitate collaboration among relevant groups and organizations with emphasis on regional cooperation within the community.
  • Expand meaningful civic engagement and build social capital, helping to bridge differences and pursue common interests.
  • Extend nonprofit organization’s reach into the community through effective use of volunteers
  • Assist nonprofit organizations in building their capacity and becoming more effective
  • Include financial and other strategic commitments from other funding organizations.

Eligibility

Applicants must be tax-exempt, as defined by the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, applicants must serve the West Chester/Liberty Township area. Organizations may apply for one grant within a 12 month period. Multiple applications from one organization will not be accepted in the same year.

The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty promotes diversity, equality, and a community free from discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or religious background, age and disability.