Community Grants

Big or small, your organization’s needs are important — and our Community Grants program can help. 

ECF’s Community Grants program provides funding to help with a variety of organizational needs. Our support is specific to your organizational needs. We look to organizations to determine their priority areas; this can include renovations, equipment purchases, program support, and more. 

Our Community Grant recipients are diverse, as are their projects! Check out successful recipients on our Granting in Action site or through the Well Endowed Podcast. 


Community Grants aim to support our local community. To be eligible for a community grant your organization must be both: 

Applying for a Community Grant

ECF uses a two-stage application process for all Community Grant applications. Applicants are asked to submit a Stage 1 application during the month it is open. Staff will review all submitted applications after the deadline. If successful in stage 1, we will request a stage 2 application, which will include additional, clarifying questions and will be reviewed by volunteer sub committees. 

Spring 2023 timelines (for funding after July 1) 

  • Stage 1 application opens March 15 
  • Stage 1 application closes April 14 (at noon) 
  • If requested, Stage 2 application open to organizations May 1  
  • If requested, Stage 2 submissions due May 15 (at noon) 
  • Final decisions made mid to late June  

Another application cycle will be available Fall 2023. Dates will be released later in the year.  

If the organization has not received a Community Grant in the last five years, the organization is eligible to apply for up to $50,000. If you have received a community grant in the last five years you are eligible for up to $80,000.

Review our Community Grant Guidelines before submitting an application through our online portal.

Apply for a Community Grant


For more information about our grant programs, contact our staff at or by phone at 780-426-0015.