The grants provide money to launch new programs or to try new approaches in addressing community needs. The grants generally do not fund capital campaigns, operating budgets beyond the seed level, publication of books, conferences, endowment funds, or grants to individuals.
Both groups are part of the Foundation for the Carolinas, whose mission is to encourage giving by individuals of all income levels.
Applications for Cleveland County are due August 31, and for York County September 1. For grant applications for either foundation, call McCray Benson at (704) 376-9541.