OVERVIEW: The Community Foundation for Greater Rome supports arts and culture, children and family services, civic affairs, community development, education, environment, health, and human services in Rome and Floyd County, Georgia.
FUNDING AREAS: Arts and culture, children and family services, civic affairs, community development, education, environment, health, human services
IP TAKE: This is an accessible local community foundation that supports a very broad range of causes.
PROFILE: The Community Foundation for Greater Rome (CFGR) is a community foundation based in Rome, Georgia. It was the 21st community foundation to be established in the state of Georgia. CFGR aims to “flexible and cost-effective vehicle for donors to support the causes they care most about while making an impact on the entire community.” Grantmaking supports arts and culture, children and family services, civic affairs, community development, education, environment, health, and human services.
CFGR funds broad grantmaking categories that address many aspects of nonprofit activity in the region. Through its community impact grant program, the funder supports efforts to improve poor graduation rates, affordable housing for service workers, and opportunities for artistic enrichment for the public Past support has gone to Restoration Rome, Summit Quest, Young Life, and the local YMCA.
Foundation grants are often between $1,000 and $10,000 each. However, the funder considers requests up to $25,000. Learn more about past grantees on the funder’s website. Grantmaking is focused on the city of Rome and Floyd County in Georgia.
CFGR accepts unsolicited grant applications from local nonprofits. Nonprofits should fill out the foundation’s nonprofit network profile form to introduce themselves and their work. Grant applications must be submitted by mail, and the application deadline in the past has been in October. Direct general questions to the foundations staff at 706-728-3453 of firstname.lastname@example.org.
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