The Community Foundation of Randolph County makes grants to increase the capacity of Randolph County’s not-for-profit organizations to respond effectively to the needs of the community.

What We Fund

The YMCA preschool received a grant to purchase Ipads for students.

In general, the Foundation prefers funding for:

  • Start-up costs for new programs
  • One-time projects or needs
  • Capital needs beyond an applicant’s capabilities and means.

In addition, the field of interest funding is available on a limited basis for the areas of:

  • Arts and culture
  • Civic and community development
  • Education
  • Environmental and historic preservation
  • Health and human services
  • Scholarships
  • Youth
  • Elderly

Historically, the Foundation has funded projects in the areas of community betterment, arts and culture, health and human services, youth, economic development and education.

What We Do Not Fund

The Foundation will not normally consider grants from the Community Enrichment Fund for the following purposes:

  • Individuals other than scholarships (separate applications exist for scholarship programs)
  • Organizations for religious or sectarian purposes
  • Make-up of operating deficits, post-event or after-the-fact situations
  • Endowment campaigns
  • For any propaganda, political or otherwise, attempting to influence legislation or intervene in any political affairs or campaigns.
  • Services such as fire, police, schools, parks, etc. that are the responsibility of government and tax supported. (We will, on occasion, however, support special projects of these agencies)

In addition, the Foundation board is reluctant to approve grants to any organization for the purpose of maintaining an on-going operating budget or for multi-year grant requests.  (Please contact the Foundation office before submitting a multi-year grant request).  However, exceptions to this may be made at the discretion of the Board.

Grant Funds

Community Enrichment

  • Chip & Ruth Loney Fund
  • Chris & Doreen Culy Family Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation Enrichment Fund
  • Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
  • David & Lisa Jennings Charitable Fund
  • EDP Renewables Charitable Fund
  • James & Linda Noffsinger Fund
  • Joel & Jane Flesher Family Endowment Fund
  • Randolph County Heroes Fund
  • Rural Randolph Cares Agricultural Endowment Fund
  • Starr Family Fund
  • Thomas L. & Janice A. Powers Family Charitable Fund
  • Whitacre Family Charitable Trust
  • Wicks Employee Giving Fund
  • Union City Community Fund

Next Grant Cycle is:  Fall 2020