2024 Community Grants Program FAQs

Who is eligible to apply?
What makes a competitive Community Grants application?
What is the deadline to submit an application for general operating support?
I’m having trouble with the online application system. Who do I contact for assistance?
What is the typical range of grant award amounts?
Is this program accepting multi-year requests?
What geographic regions are eligible to apply for funds?
If an organization submitted an LOI for 2023 and did NOT receive an award, are they eligible?
Can an organization apply to Community Grants and other OCF grant programs in the same year/cycle?
What is Community Grants' definition of a small rural organization? 
What does the term “culturally specific” mean to the OCF Community Grants Program?
What does the term “culturally responsive” mean?
What is the OCF Community Grants Program’s definition of an “under-resourced” community?
How can our organization share our needs with OCF advised fund donors so they may also contribute to our efforts?
If my application is approved, how long will it take to receive funding?
What my organization needs most is general operating support, but we are not a small and rural, culturally specific or culturally responsive organization. What can we do? 
Where can I find application questions?
Where can I find the review criteria used for the application?
What are the reporting requirements?
When will we have more information about fall 2024 funding (capital, capacity building, project/program)?
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