Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation (CNDCF) is pleased to announce the approved total of $67,550.00 worth of grants distributed through the annual Community Grants program. The funds will support sixty-three (63) local projects, events, and programs happening in Cambridge and North Dumfries. The programs are made possible through Field of Interest funds, the Smart & Caring Community Fund, in partnership with some Donor-Advised funds – all endowed and established within the Community Foundation.
The Cambridge & North Dumfries Foundation (CNDCF) would like to recognize these organizations, programs, and the fundholders that contributed to the community grants.
Click here for a full list of 2018 Community Grant Recipients in Cambridge
Click here for a full list of 2018 Community Grants Recipients in North Dumfries
About the Community Grants Program
The annual Community Grants is a small grants program that helps provide support to valuable and creative ideas happening in the local community. Although a wide range of interests may be considered for funding, the Community Grants program prioritizes local projects involved in promoting arts & culture; recreation for children and youth; activities for children and youth at risk; early literacy; and environmental causes.
The springtime grants program runs parallel with the North Dumfries Smart & Caring Grants. While both work with the same process and timeline, each program has its own grants committee made up of local volunteers. These community-minded individuals help provide insight and advice during the review process. They arrange interviews with the applicants wherein grant seekers have the opportunity to talk more about their proposed project and programs.
“I want to commend our Community Grants Committee for their efforts and dedication through our review and selection process. With many new faces around the table, these community leaders committed their time and energy to ask all the right questions, make in-person visits to agencies and they collaborated together to make the greatest impact for our community with the dollars we had!” – Adriana Van Oostveen, Grants and Operation Coordinator at Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation.
These small grants have provided support in different ways. On one hand, several local organizations return each year, seeking support for their ongoing programs. On the other hand, the Community Foundation is known to seed fresh ideas in the community, to name a few – KidsAbility’s Firefly Therapy Services, Cambridge Arts Festival, and House of Friendship new location.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of CNDCF, congratulations to all the local organizations and their proposed projects that have been approved for funding!