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Foundation Grants
The Community Foundation has awarded over
$4 million in grants to more than 200 different nonprofit organizations
Welcome to Grants

The Community Foundation of South Lake funds competitive grants to nonprofits with programs that improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. We recognize, however, that not every community need will be addressed through this responsive approach. Additional needs may be addressed by proactively convening and collaborating with other nonprofits, governmental agencies and funders to create programs that could never have been conceived in isolation.

The Community Foundation is committed to acting both responsively and strategically by funding integrated solutions to community needs. These partnerships aim to analyze and leverage available resources to improve the overall impact and benefit to all community stakeholders.

The process of Foundation grantmaking and program initiatives may occur in a variety of ways:

The Community Foundation regularly seeks to identify opportunities for creating positive regional change and addressing community needs through proactive grant initiatives and collaborative partnerships.
Initiative-Based Grantmaking
The Community Foundation regularly seeks to identify opportunities for creating positive regional change and addressing community needs through proactive grant initiatives and collaborative partnerships.
Donor Grantmaking
Donors and grantees have a common goal in giving and receiving—improving the quality of life in their communities. The Community Foundation is a conduit between donors and the causes or projects that matter most to them.
Responsive Grantmaking
A federally tax-exempt agency initiates a request for support of a project that falls within the Community Foundation’s fields of interest. An application is written by the agency for review and response by our Grants Committee and Board of Directors.
• Click on the grantmaking type to view description

The Community Foundation of South Lake supports a variety of programs in the following Fields of Interest:

  • Education
  • Health & Wellness
  • Community Development—includes programs for community services, arts & culture, and youth & family services
Grants made competitively through our annual cycle are limited to:
  • Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations certified by the Internal Revenue Service under section 501 (c)(3) of the tax code
  • Programs of direct benefit to South Lake County residents*
    *Grants from our Family of Funds are not subject to this limitation.
Click on the links below to learn more about our grants.
Our Grants Committee painstakingly reviews every proposal. The Committee is comprised of members of our Board of Directors and community volunteers who possess a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Education Awards Page—An excellent education is vital to the future success of our children. Click here to see how we support educational programs.
Health & Wellness Awards Page—We support a variety of Health & Wellness programs designed to both educate the residents of South Lake County and increase health care access for all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay.
Community Development Awards Page—We support a wide range of Community Development programs that strengthen the roots of our community.
Apply for a Grant Page—This page has information on how to apply for a grant, and downloads for grant application, interim and final reports.
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