Grant Opportunities for Nonprofits

Funding opportunities are available at different times and with different criteria. Please check here for all grant rounds that are available at this time. New ones are posted throughout the year.

Education, Health & Sciences Grant Round

February 29
Deadline
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The Community Foundation is seeking applications from nonprofit partners for outcomes-driven programs or projects which focus on Education, Health, and/or Sciences and benefit residents of any age in Herkimer and/or Oneida counties.

Each focus area is defined by the following characteristics: 

EducationProjects, programs, or activities that aim to transmit knowledge, strengthen skills, and/or teach a particular topic or trade.
 
HealthProjects, programs, or activities that aim to nurture and improve physical, mental, and/or social well-being.
 
SciencesProjects, programs, or activities that study/enhance scientific objectives (e.g., physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences). 

Important Deadlines

  • Submissions will be accepted starting February 1, 2024, through February 29, 2024, at 11:59 PM (EST)
  • Award notifications will be made within 60 days of the submission deadline

Eligibility

  • Funding requests of $2,500 - $30,000 will be considered
  • Programs or projects in need of funding must begin no earlier than April 2024 and have identifiable and measurable outcomes with a definitive timeline for completion or outcomes to be achieved
  • Only one submission per organization will be considered for each funding round
  • Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, an organization with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, governmental institutions, educational institutions, or faith-based organizations seeking support for projects/programs that address non-religious needs or issues, serving diverse constituencies without regard to religious affiliation

Ineligible Funding Requests

  • Financial assistance or loans to individuals
  • Funding for religious or faith-based specific programming
  • Organizational payroll and operational needs
  • Expenses already incurred (projects in process/already completed)

Please note requests submitted through this grant round will be shared with Community Foundation fundholders as potential funding opportunities that they may choose to support. There is no guarantee of funding.

Equity Grant Round

April 30
Deadline

Eligibility details for the Equity Grant Round will be shared as the grant round approaches. 

Library Grant Round

May 31
Deadline

Eligibility details for the Library Grant Round will be shared as the grant round approaches. 

Education, Health & Sciences Grant Round

June 30
Deadline

The Community Foundation is seeking applications from nonprofit partners for outcomes-driven programs or projects which focus on Education, Health, and/or Sciences and benefit residents of any age in Herkimer and/or Oneida counties. Eligibility details will be shared as the grant round approaches. 

First Responders Grant Round

June 30
Deadline

Eligibility details for the First Responders Grant Round will be shared as the grant round approaches. 

Adirondack League Club Grant Round for Old Forge

July 31
Deadline

The Adirondack League Club Grant Round for Old Forge supports nonprofit organizations that have programs and projects that directly serve Old Forge, the Town of Webb, and/or the Adirondack Region. This grant round is open to nonprofit organizations by invitation only. Eligibility details will be shared as the grant round approaches. 

Helpful Harvest Grant Round

October 31
Deadline

To help nonprofits meeting increased Herkimer and Oneida county resident need stemming from economic difficulty and food insecurity, the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties has established the Helpful Harvest Fund. To ensure the greatest possible impact for the fund’s awards, the Community Foundation seeks information from human service organizations including, but not limited to, food pantries, soup kitchens, and/or shelters. Our goal is to support those groups in greatest need and/or those serving the greatest number of residents during November and December. Eligibility details will be shared as the grant round approaches. 

Education, Health & Sciences Grant Round

October 31
Deadline

The Community Foundation is seeking applications from nonprofit partners for outcomes-driven programs or projects which focus on Education, Health, and/or Sciences and benefit residents of any age in Herkimer and/or Oneida counties. Eligibility details will be shared as the grant round approaches. 

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