Mission Statement: Grantham University’s culture is built upon service to our students and our local and global community. Our employees are committed to providing funding to 501c3 non-profit organizations with a particular focus on services for veterans and the military, first responders, education, career development and the environment. The Grantham Gives Back Fund is committed to bettering their community.

Community Grants: Grantham University will award two community grants up to $3,000 each per quarter to 501c3 non-profit organization(s). A substantial portion of employee contributions are granted to veterans and military, first responders, education, career development, and the environment. Organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Provide a tax exempt number, which will be automatically validated with the IRS database. Non-profit contact name, title, address phone number, fax number
  • Organization, mission statement, goals and objectives
  • Type and scope of services offered, and the geographical area serviced
  • Specific details as to how requested funds would be used
  • Project budget and amount requested
  • Demographic impact
  • Current operating budget including latest financial statement
  • List of other corporate funders
  • List of directors and/or officers, and their affiliations
  • Contact information
  • Completed W9

*We do not provide grants to: religious organizations; political groups; fraternal organizations; individuals; athletic groups or activities, including charity-benefit sporting events; charter schools; bands or choirs; capital campaigns; communities outside of the United States, organizations whose programs discriminate based on race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, military service/veteran status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Community Grants Timeline:

First cycle: grant applications open April 1 - grants close June 1
(grants awarded by June 30)

Second cycle: grant applications open August 1 - grants close November 1
(grants awarded by November 30)

Team Volunteer Grants: To be eligible to apply for a $500 grant on behalf of a 501c3 non-profit organization, at least three Life Changers (comprising a team) must each donate a minimum of four Grantham Gives Back volunteer hours. Grants are awarded and distributed quarterly during the calendar year. Note: $1,500 per quarter is allocated for Team Volunteer Grants and Dollars for Doers.

*$1500 per quarter is allocated for Team Volunteer Grants and Dollars for Doers.

Team Volunteer Grants Timeline:

First quarter: grant applications open January 1 - grants close March 1
(grants awarded by March 31)

Second quarter: grant applications open April 1 - grants close June 1
(grants awarded by June 30)

Third quarter: grant applications open July 1 - grants close September 1
(grants awarded by September 30)

Fourth quarter: grant applications open October 1 - grants close December 1
(grants awarded by December 31)

Dollars for Doers: To be eligible to apply for a $250 grant on behalf of a 501c3 non-profit organization, any individual Life Changer must donate a minimum of four Grantham Gives Back volunteer hours. Grants are awarded and distributed quarterly during the calendar year. Note: $1,500 per quarter is allocated for Team Volunteer Grants and Dollars for Doers.

Dollars for Doers Timeline:

First quarter: grant applications open January 1 - grants close March 1
(grants awarded by March 31)

Second quarter: grant applications open April 1 - grants close June 1
(grants awarded by June 30)

Third quarter: grant applications open July 1 - grants close September 1
(grants awarded by September 30)

Fourth quarter: grant applications open October 1 - grants close December 1
(grants awarded by December 31)

*$1500 per quarter is allocated for Team Volunteer Grants and Dollars for Doers.

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