Our Grants Process
One of the ways MCF helps to build a healthy and thriving community is through its competitive grants program, offered once a year. This program is funded by the generosity of donors who have created flexible funds to respond to community needs as they change or emerge over time. It is available to eligible 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and agencies providing programs that directly impact Mathews County and improve the quality of life for its residents.
In some cases, MCF may take a more proactive approach to addressing important community issues. The foundation will seek to identify community initiatives that advance solutions to our community’s greatest challenges using innovative strategies and a collaborative spirit. The foundation encourages grant requests that are innovative, collaborative, measurable, and sustainable.
Grant requests often exceed the funds that are available. In 2017, the foundation awarded nearly $110,000 in community grants. Please carefully review the deadlines and grant criteria noted below.
See Recent Grants:
Health & Wellness
How to Apply