Grants & Scholarships

Community Grants Fund

The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty’s Grants Committee and 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 donors' charitable giving interests.

The Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations working in the following areas:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Civic Life 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

Grant Application

Grant Application Deadline Date

Notification Date

March 17th      

July 14th  

October 13th 

May 2017

September 2017

December 2017

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.

Contact

For additional information about applying for funding through the Community Foundation please contact Karen Gibbs, Director of Programs & Marketing - karen.gibbs@wclfoundation.org or 513.682.8061

 

2017 Grant Awards

SPRING

Butler County Educational Services Center - Discover STEM Conference 

Abilities First Foundation - Autism Learning Center Music Therapy Program

City Gospel Mission - Whiz Kids Tutoring & Mentoring Program

EDGE Teen Center - Community Service Program

Talbert House - Treatment Program for Sensory Needs & ASD Diagnosis

Faith Alliance of West Chester/Liberty - Hunger & Education Programming

Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center - Audiology Charitable Services

SUMMER

Caring Community Collaborative (C3) Educational Community Outreach

Junior Achievement OKI – Programming in Lakota Local Schools

Melodic Connections – Musical Books Program 

Women Walking West – Educational Scholarships & Mentoring

Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation – Pass It On Fund 

Shared Harvest Foodbank – Weekly Food Bag Program 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler Co. – Woodland Elementary After School Program

Green Umbrella – Miami2Miami Trai Network