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August 2023

I received a Community Fund Grant between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023. How do I submit my grant report?

2023-09-20T17:15:06+00:00August 15th, 2023||

The report form for all Community Fund Grants from FY23 (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023) will be part of the FY24 application. When you begin the application for the upcoming Community Fund cycle, you will be prompted to complete the grant report. Please note a slight adjustment in the deadline for the report form. The application, including the report form, is due by 12:00 pm on Tuesday, September 26th. If you do not intend to apply in FY24 but received a grant in FY23, please contact the grantmaking team.

July 2023

How can I access the Grant Portal?

2023-08-07T20:36:40+00:00July 13th, 2023||

Beginning in July 2023, CCF will be managing all grant processes using a new online Grant Portal. All application and report forms will be available through the portal. To complete applications and reports, all organizations must register in the Grant Portal. To register your organization, please follow the procedure below: optional: Watch the "Applicant Tutorial Video" and review the "Create an Account/Log On" information here. Click here to access the Grant Portal. Click “Create New Account” Enter all required information: Organization information User information Executive Officer information Finally, set a password for your account. After registering your organization, you will be able to begin applying to any of the Foundation’s open grant programs.

How can I apply to the Food Access and Security Initiative?

2023-08-09T22:31:35+00:00July 13th, 2023|

The Foundation has transitioned to a new grants management system. This will require your organization and relevant users to register in the new system before you are able to begin applying. All application and report forms will be available through this system. Please access the system using this link. If you have not yet registered for an account in the system, you will need to create a new account. To preview the LOI form, please use this link.

Which grant program could/should my organization apply for?

2023-07-13T16:27:26+00:00July 11th, 2023||

Organizations may seek funding from both the Community Fund and the Food Access and Security Initiative. However, the same program or project cannot be funded through both programs. Organizations who are selected for Food Access and Security Initiative grants may only apply to the Community Fund for a different program or project. My organization.. Food Access and Security Initiative Community Fund Uses funding to benefit the Cambridge community x x Has 501c3 status, or is under fiscal sponsorship of a 501c3 entity x x Seeks funding to... effect transformational change, addressing the Cambridge emergency food system respond to other community needs Seeks funding for... one to three years one year Applicants not selected for a Food Access and Security Initiative grant are eligible to submit their application to the Community Fund (which accepts proposals for its Fall cycle from August 25 to September 25).

Can I apply to the Food Access and Security Initiative and the Community Fund?

2023-07-13T16:25:26+00:00July 11th, 2023||

The Community Fund is the Foundation’s competitive twice-yearly grant cycle that provides one-year responsive grants to nonprofit organizations. The Food Security and Access Initiative supports multi-year requests focusing on collective impact and systems change in the Cambridge food system. Eligible organizations may apply for both Community Fund and the Food Access and Security Initiative. However, organizations that are awarded an Initiative grant CANNOT apply to the Community Fund with the same project or proposal.

Who is eligible to apply for the Food Access and Security Initiative?

2023-07-14T13:41:36+00:00July 11th, 2023||

The Food Access and Security Initiative seeks to fund projects that answer the question: how can we strengthen the emergency food system? Within this scope, the Foundation is prioritizing three funding areas: Sector communication and collaboration Program sustainability and expansion Capacity building Additionally, projects must meet the following eligibility criteria: Established organizations that have been in existence for at least two years. Organizations and projects that serve Cambridge and those that live in or rely on Cambridge. Organizations with 501(c)3 status or a fiscal sponsor

When does the Food Access and Security Initiative grant cycle take place?

2023-07-19T16:46:24+00:00July 11th, 2023||

Starting July 14, 2023, interested organizations can submit a Letter of Interest to the Foundation’s Food Access and Security Initiative. All applicants will be notified if they have been invited to submit a full application by August 18, 2023. Final grant decisions will be made by October 1, 2023. Please note that not all organizations that submit a Letter of Interest will be invited to submit a complete proposal and an invitation to submit a full proposal does not imply a guarantee of funding.

August 2022

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