"Nourishing all of Greenbelt's Neighborhoods"

Greenbelt Community Foundation

Fall 2020 Grant Workshop Now Scheduled

The Fall 2020 Grant Workshop will be September 24th at 7:00pm via online workshop.  This free to attend webinar will be held using the Zoom platform. During the workshop, the speaker will focus on writing a successful grant application for projects or programs serving Greenbelt. The final application submission deadline is midnight October 15, 2020.

GCF funds both new and existing projects and programs as well as all organizations with an IRS tax exempt status, not just those with a 501(c)(3) status. We also encourage organizations to apply for grants that will help take them digital, in light of the new normal we have experienced during the Covid-19 crisis.

Please come with draft of your application or, at minimum, a project/program description with measurable outcomes and a draft budget.

Please download the full application and instructions Greenbelt Community Foundation Application.

To participate in this free virtual Grant Writing Workshop, please email info@greenbeltfoundation.org and we will send you instructions and the link to participate.

The Greenbelt Community Foundation has awarded over $225,000 in grants to groups throughout the city since 2006. The goal for 2020 is to give $30,000 in grant awards.

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Thank You


GivingTuesday Now was a success around the world. Below is a message of thanks from the organizers and inspiring stories of success. Thank you to all who support GCF and our local community as well as support for those in need around the world.
Carol Shaw, President

On May 5, 2020 for #GivingTuesdayNow, the world came together to present a united front of hope, generosity and kindness in a time when many are still realizing the impact created by the pandemic.

We find hope in these stories of audacious generosity. It’s in these small acts of bravery that we’re going to put the world back together, not the way it was, but the way we want it to be.

  • Please watch and share our thank you video (FacebookTwitterVimeo)
  • Read more about some of the inspiring acts of community, hope, and generosity here.

Thank you for being part of this movement.

Yours in solidarity,
The GivingTuesday Team

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Help Make a Difference Now

We believe that generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad. A global threat like COVID-19 touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a community.

Let’s come together to create a wave of generosity from individuals and business to support people here in Greenbelt.

The Greenbelt Community Foundation has been supporting organizations that help people throughout our community for 15 years. We encourage those who are financially strong to give their stimulus check to help others in our community who are not.

Please give today. Thank you for all you do to ensure Greenbelt continues as the vital, supportive and active community it has always been.


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     When the Greenbelt Community Foundation became an independent tax-exempt organization, it expanded the tax-exemption criteria for organizations applying for grants. Now all organizations with any IRS tax-exemption is eligible to apply.
     This change enables schools, churches and other organizations to apply directly instead of seeking a fiscal sponsor with the specific 501(c)(3) category. For example, teacher and other educators can apply directly rather than submit a proposal through the PTSA.
     Another change in our criteria is that GCF funds existing programs. For example, the county does not provide enough funding for all the children eligible for the free lunch program. GCF may be able to fill that gap for one year. Or, perhaps a reading program doesn’t have enough funds to buy all the books it needs.
     April 15, 2020 at midnight is the next deadline for proposals. Please share with your organizations this new criteria.
Greenbelt Community Foundation Application
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Please print out the Greenbelt Community Foundation Donation Form. Make out your check to Greenbelt Community Foundation and mail it and the form to: PO Box 234, Greenbelt, MD 20768

When you purchase products through smile.amazon.com .5% of your purchase is donated to GCF. Always check to see that Greenbelt Community Foundation is listed as your charity of choice.

Create a lasting legacy, put the Greenbelt Community Foundation in your will, or make it one of your beneficiaries of your life insurance policy. Contact us to schedule a meeting with philanthropic professional at GCF.

As a donor you are a partner helping to make a difference for countless others in Greenbelt.

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