Archive Blog

blog page for old articles and posts

OCTOBER 15 PROPOSAL DEADLINE APPROACHES

October 15, 2020 is the deadline submission of proposals applying for a grant from the Greenbelt Community Foundation.

Since 2006, GCF has given over $250,000 to 80 programs. Nonprofit organizations, cooperatives, churches, schools and any group with a tax-exempt status is eligible to apply for grants from $500 to $5,000. GCF funds programs and services that will enhance the cultural, artistic, recreational, social, or environmental vitality of Greenbelt, impact residents in all parts of Greenbelt and can be completed in one year or less.

Click here to download the full application and instructions Greenbelt Community Foundation Application. To apply organizations are required to submit proposals by email to greenbeltcommunityfoundation@gmail.com by midnight on October 15. It is important to follow all instructions.

If you have questions or need more information, please email info@greenbeltfoundation.org.

Read More

Virtual Workshop March 31

The free Grant Writing Workshop Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 will be a virtual workshop 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 April 15, 2020.

GCF now 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.

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

Bill Duncan facilitates the GCF Grant Writing Workshop.

Bill Duncan, a founding GCF board member, leads the overview and discussion at the grant writing workshop.

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.

Read More

GCF PROPOSAL DEADLINE APPROACHES

October 15, 2020 is the deadline submission of proposals applying for a grant from the Greenbelt Community Foundation.

Since 2006, GCF has given over $250,000 to 80 programs. Nonprofit organizations, cooperatives, churches, schools and any group with a tax-exempt status is eligible to apply for grants from $500 to $5,000. GCF funds programs and services that will enhance the cultural, artistic, recreational, social, or environmental vitality of Greenbelt, impact residents in all parts of Greenbelt and can be completed in one year or less.

A full description of eligibility criteria, application instructions and the application form can be found on our web site greenbeltfoundation.org. To apply organizations are required to submit proposals by email to greenbeltcommunityfoundation@gmail.com by midnight on October 15.

Read More

CDCG & OGT Launch New Volunteer Program

Read More

Center for Dynamic Community Governance

Maximizing volunteer program effectiveness, particularly in a situation where there is paid and volunteer staff, is the focus of the Center for Dynamic Community Governance funded project. CDCG’s goal is to use one organization to develop a program that can be replicated by other Greenbelt organizations. Due to the Old Greenbelt Theater’s (OGT) developing role as a gathering point for the East, West and Center Greenbelt Community, CDCG chose it as a staging ground for this project.  They look to create a process that ensures volunteer voices are heard; creates conditions for exciting teamwork; develops a committed base and create strong working relationships between volunteers, staff and the board. CDCG will facilitate regular meetings of volunteers and OGT staff to determine or modify policies for their assignments and, using a process of consent based decision making, will elect fellow volunteers for special tasks and responsibilities.“We are looking to create a blueprint at OGT for their volunteer program that can be adapted for use in other community based organizations throughout Greenbelt.” Says Aileen Kroll, CDCG board member. http://www.dynamic-governance.org/

Read More