2023 Community Grants Program FAQs

What is a letter of inquiry (LOI)?
Who is eligible to submit an LOI and apply?
What is the deadline to submit a letter of inquiry?
When will the organization be notified that they are invited to apply for a Community Grant?
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 spring 2023 and did NOT receive an award, are they eligible?
If my organization received a Community Grant in 2022, can the organization submit a letter of inquiry and be invited to apply in the 2023 fall cycle?
Can an organization apply to Community Grants and other OCF grant programs in the same year/cycle?
What does OCF’s Community Grants Program consider a new or expanding program or project?
What is Community Grants’ definition of capacity building?
What does OCF’s Community Grants Program consider a small capital project?
What are examples of program, small capital or capacity building projects?
What does the term “culturally specific” mean to the OCF Community Grants Program?
What does “specific to populations experiencing bias and/or discrimination” mean?
What is Community Grants' definition of a small rural organization? 
What is the OCF Community Grants Program’s definition of an “under-resourced” community?
I’m having trouble with the online application system. Who do I contact for assistance?
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 that is not offered during this cycle. What can we do? 
Where can I find the LOI and Application questions?
Where can I find the review criteria used for the LOI and application?
What are the reporting requirements?
When will we have more information about 2024 funding?
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