Community Partnership Fund

Volunteer grant committees help the Community Foundation research nonprofits and fund organizations through the Community Partnership Fund. The vast majority of competitive grantmaking directed by the Community Foundation is done through the Nonprofit Capacity Building grant program by way of the Community Partnership Fund. The most recent grant initiative, developed by a volunteer grant committee and supported through the Community Partnership Fund, is Beyond the Classroom. In FY 2018, the Community Partnership Fund distributed $974,484 to area nonprofits through 37 grants. See grants.

The Community Partnership Fund is essential to the continued growth of the Mid-South by:

  • Building capacity of established nonprofits that are working to become more effective organizations,

  • Supporting innovative projects of broad significance and long-term benefit in which donors may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate,

  • Providing unrestricted operating support to agencies whose work directly supports other nonprofits' growth and strategic development.

Click here to learn more about supporting the Community Partnership Fund.

Click here to explore grant categories and application information.