Grant making is at the heart of what we do as a community foundation. Our trusted nonprofit partners do tremendous work to move our community forward. Our goal is to support a diversity of services and programming that touch virtually all aspects of our community.
In 2023, The Guilford Foundation (TGF) distributed $109,200 to 28 community-serving organizations through its 2023 grantmaking program. The awards, ranging from $1,000 to $12,500, support vital area programs and services utilized and valued by Guilford residents. Applications were up 37% from 2022 increasing our reach to new community serving organizations.
The review process is grounded in rigor and starts with the Community Investment Committee establishing a theme and priorities for the year to provide a decisionmaking framework. This year’s theme is wellbeing with key focus areas of mental health, basic needs, and strengthening our community.”
The breakdown of The Guilford Foundation’s 2023 grant distribution by focus area is as follows:
The the available funding for theannual grant process is linked to the value of The Guilford Foundation’s endowment. Through the incredible generosity of our donors, assets have more than doubled, growing from $2.9 million in 2018 to the current value of $6.5 million, over the past five years. As a result of the larger endowment, TGF more than doubled the number of grants given to the community.
The Guilford Foundation 2023 Grant Recipients include (in order of grant size):
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