Discretionary Grant Programs

Strengthening the nonprofit community through grantmaking and other services is critical to our mission of building a better community.

The Community Foundation of Macon County helps nonprofits carry out their important work by awarding grants, forging community partnerships and educating community philanthropists and partners about the organizations that are most aligned with their charitable interests.

CommunityWorks Endowment Grant Program

In 2023, the CommunityWorks Endowment Fund awarded $250,000 in community grants to not-for-profit organizations in Macon County. This program funds three priority areas: workforce development, education and environmental sustainability.

Impact100 Grant Program

Annually, the Impact100 Grant Program contributes at least $100,000 in community grants to not-for-profit organizations in Macon County. In 2023, the fund will award $150,000.

Educational Grant Programs

In addition to our annual CommunityWorks grant program, the CFMC administers several donor advised and endowed funds which provide educational support.

Equity and Inclusion Grant Program

The Equity and Inclusion Fund and the Racial Equity Fund provide grant funding to move us toward a more equitable and inclusive society and support the causes and organizations that recognize, value and embrace the differences among us.

Microgrant Program

Microgrants are strategic investments in people and organizations to be used to defray the cost of attending programs targeted at improving the management, governance and leadership of the applicant organization.

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