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How to Apply for a Grant

Details for the January 2022 grant cycle coming soon! Guidelines from the previous cycle are below for reference. 

Interested in applying for a grant?

This cycle's focus area is Parish Life. Only applications from, or on behalf of, parishes will be accepted and reviewed. The maximum grant award will be $5,000. Requests should demonstrate anticipated impact on engagement in evangelization or community participation at parishes. This can include project or program support. Please pay close attention to guidelines and eligibility.

Guidelines for this cycle can be found here.

 

Letter of Intent/Grant Proposal Summary Form Due Date: July 21, 2021    |    If Selected, Full Application Due Date: August 13, 2021

 

All documents should be submitted here.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Catholic, charitable, tax-exempt organizations with valid 501(c)(3) status.
  • For the July 2021 grant cycle, applicants must be from or on behalf of a parish. Parish schools are not eligible for this grant cycle.
  • This grant cycle will fund programs and projects; capital support requests will not be considered.
  • Applicants must not have received funding from the CFGP grant cycle in the last 12 months.
  • Applicants should serve the five-county greater Philadelphia area, including Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.
  • CFGP does not award grants to individuals.
  • We will not fund salaries through the CFGP grant cycle, whether they be full or part-time positions.
  • Your organization must be in existence for at least 3 years in order to be eligible to apply for a CFGP grant.

Letter of Intent/Grant Proposal Summary Form Due Date: July 21, 2021    |    If Selected, Full Application Due Date: August 13, 2021

 

All documents should be submitted here.

A few notes about the CFGP grant process:

  • CFGP Grant Application deadlines are in January and July of every calendar year

  • A grant proposal summary form and a letter of intent will be the first step in the grant application process. From there, you will be informed if you are selected to move forward with submitting a full application. The grant proposal summary form can be found here

  • Projects or programs that have already secured 50% of funding will be prioritized.

  • Please allow up to 90 days after the deadline to hear back regarding your grant application.

  • Proposals and/or Letters of Intent are shared with the CFGP Grant Committee, who are responsible for making grant decisions. In addition, proposals will be viewed by CFGP’s President and CEO; Chief Partner Development Officer; and Chief Financial Officer.

  • Letters of recommendation or support from other funding sources are recommended.

  • Repeat, multi-year requests are not desirable as CFGP’s vision is to invest in programs and projects that enhance an organization’s ability to self-sustain.

  • Given CFGP’s unique development consulting role and commitment to sustainability, we ask that all financial requests include a plan for fundraising and development support.

  • Face-to-face interviews or site visits are up to the Grant Committee’s discretion