Grants for Non Profits

The  Madison County Community Foundation has been providing funding to our community since 1994. 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 20% 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

Competitive Grants:  Proposals are accepted twice a year, once in the Spring and again in the Fall. 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 Grant Committee, which makes funding recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors. Upon approval by the Board of Directors, funds are awarded and paid on a reimbursement basis. Special circumstances are considered on a case by case basis.

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.” Grant requests should not exceed $2,000.

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.