Community Based Grants Initiative

Golden Leaf Foundation

Program Type:

Grant

Eligible Geography:

North Carolina

Summary:

The CBGI is designed to identify projects with the potential to have a significant impact. It is a focused process with grants targeted toward investments in the building blocks of economic growth. Awards are limited to no more than three projects per county and will total no more than $1.5 million per county.

County managers serve a key role in the process. Each county manager will submit a slate of up to four projects for consideration. Funds do not have to be administered or implemented by the county government.

Eligible Recipients:

Local Government; Non-Profit Organization; Higher Education Institution

Eligible Recipients Detail:

Each year, the Golden LEAF Foundation invites organizations from counties from a different Prosperity Zone to participate in our Community-Based Grants Initiative (CBGI). Organizations from all counties within the Prosperity Zone will have an opportunity to apply.

Applicants can be 501(c)(3) organizations or governmental entities (county and municipal governments, community colleges, universities, etc.)

Eligible Purpose:

Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training; General Infrastructure; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Eligible Purpose Detail:

Funds are limited to projects that address economic development, agriculture, education, workforce development, infrastructure, and capital costs necessary to create health care jobs.

Other Eligibility Criteria:

Each year, the Golden LEAF Foundation invites organizations from counties from a different Prosperity Zone to participate in our Community-Based Grants Initiative (CBGI).