Grants
Impacting the Community

The  Madison County Community Foundation has been providing funding to our community since 1992. The funds originate from donor advised funds, agency endowments, scholarships and other types of restricted funds. In addition, grants to community organizations are also supported through competitive grants awarded from unrestricted funds in the Foundation.

We create our primary impact through our grantmaking. MCCF currently manages over 200 charitable funds created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations for charitable purposes. Income from these funds annually provides grants to organizations and projects and programs to improve the quality of life within our community. MCCF provides meaningful, long-term and permanent ways for people to give back to their community and to causes and organizations that matter to them.

Types of Grants Offered

Approximately 25% of MCCF’s total grantmaking is unrestricted—designed for the general benefit of the community and determined by the Board of Directors. Through unrestricted grantmaking, MCCF supports projects and programs of non-profit agencies located in or serving residents of Madison County.


Community Impact Grants

Community Impact Grants:  Beginning in 2022, grant applications are accepted quarterly, each year the grant cycle dates will be posted. Grants are made to support projects and programs of non-profit agencies located in or serving residents of Madison County. Grants are typically made for one year, at a maximum of $10,000. Proposals are reviewed by a diverse committee made up of community volunteers and Board Members, which makes funding recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors. Upon approval by the Board of Directors, funds are awarded.


The Madison County Community Foundation is generally interested in funding the following:  

  • Efforts that address the root causes of clearly defined needs within Madison County such as eliminating the cycle of poverty.
  • Efforts with specific goals, objectives and indicators with which to measure effectiveness.
  • Efforts that foster a collaborative spirit, partnerships and innovation among various organizations, agencies and individuals serving Madison County.
  • Efforts that benefit or serve a large number or percentage of Madison County residents.

Community Impact Grant Cycle Dates

 Quarter 1  Quarter 2  Quarter 3  Quarter 4
 Applications Open: January 17  Applications Open: April 4  Applications Open: July 11  Applications Open: October 3
 Deadline: February 11  Deadline: April 29  Deadline: August 5   Deadline: October 28

 

Save the 2022 Grant Cycle Dates

Overview of our grant process!

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Donor Advised Grants

Anderson Rotary Club logoAnderson Rotary Club Grants:  In 2000, the Anderson Rotary Club established an endowed fund at the Madison County Community Foundation to support the needs of citizens by assisting with necessary services through local organizations. Individual Rotary Club members make contributions to the Fund to continue community philanthropy from year to year. This mode of community service is a way for the club to give back to its community and embrace Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self.” 

 

 2022 Anderson Rotary Club Grant Cycle Application Information 

Date

Activity

May 9-June 2

Application available to non-profit organizations

June 6-June 29

Applications evaluated by ARC Grant Committee

July 1

Recipients notified of presentation date

July 19

Presentation of Grant Recipients at Rotary Meeting


Youth Leadership Academy logoYouth Leadership Academy Grants:  Designed to benefit the youth of Madison County, the Youth Leadership Academy Grant Cycle is open to any Madison County nonprofit organization which oversees programming benefitting young people. Applications will be reviewed and awards made by the participants of the Youth Leadership Academy (YLA). The YLA consists of high school juniors from varied economic backgrounds, academic standings, race, and ethnicity, who come together to gain knowledge and ownership as conscientious community stewards. YLA Grant requests should be between $250 and $1,000.

Click here to see the 2021 YLA Grantees


Grant History

2021 Grant Recipients have been selected! 

2021 Spring CI Grantees2021 Fall CI Grantees

2021 Youth Leadership Academy2021 Women in Philanthropy Grantees

2020 COVID Grant Funding:

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