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 Randolph County YMCA preschool received a grant to purchase iPads for students.

In general, the Foundation prefers funding:

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

Historically, the Foundation funds projects in the following areas:

  • Youth
  • Elderly
  • Education
  • Arts & Culture
  • Recreation & Sports
  • Health & Human Services
  • Animal Protection & Welfare
  • Civic & Community Development
  • Environmental & Historic Preservation

What We Do Not Fund

The Foundation will not normally consider grants from the Community Foundation Enrichment Fund, or any other unrestricted funds, for the following purposes:

  • Endowment campaigns
  • Religious or sectarian purposes
  • Individuals (other than scholarships; separate application)
  • Make-up of operating deficits, post-event support, or after-the-fact situations
  • Propaganda, political or otherwise, attempting to influence legislation or intervene in any political affairs or campaigns
  • Tax-supported services (e.g. fire, police, schools, parks, etc.) that are the responsibility of government (on occasion, we will 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 ongoing operating budget or for multi-year grant requests. (Please contact the Foundation office before submitting a multi-year grant request). However, exceptions 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

There are also Field of Interest endowments with funds available for applicable organizations/projects.


Grant Cycles

The Board will only accept proposals for consideration after an applicant has consulted with the Foundation’s Executive Director and/or Community Grants & Operations Manager (Lisa Jennings & Ashley Stephen). Applicants are asked to telephone, email, or submit a letter of inquiry briefly describing the project before submitting a proposal in order to find out if their ideas have the potential to be funded by the Foundation.


2023 Spring Grant Cycle  – Closed

February 17, 2023 — March 31, 2023

Application Deadline: March 31st by 4:00pm

(or the Friday before if the 31st falls on a Saturday or Sunday)

2023 Fall Grant Cycle – CLOSED

August 15, 2023 — September 30th, 2023

Application Deadline: September 30th by 4:00pm

(or the Friday before if the 30th falls on a Saturday or Sunday)
before completing your application.