Community Grants

Since 2014, the Coral Gables Community Foundation has formally awarded grants to deserving local non-profit organizations that address issues within our focus areas and serve those who live, work, learn and play in Coral Gables. The Foundation has a strong commitment toward programs benefiting education, arts & culture, historic preservation and social & health services.

Grants are awarded twice a year – Spring and Fall. Reviewing, considering and awarding grant proposals requires considerable time and attention. The Community Giving Committee reviews the grant applications and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation. Each grant application is subject to a review process that may last 30-60 days.

All applicants will be notified in writing or via email regarding the status of their grant. Grants from the Foundation do not typically exceed $5,000. Grant recipients that have received a grant in a given calendar year are encouraged to wait until the following year to apply again.

Grant Guidelines

  • Applicant must be a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization or have a fiscal agent
  • Applicant must apply for a project that addresses an issue within our focus areas of education, arts and culture, historic preservation and/or social and health services.
  • Project must be relevant to Coral Gables and must serve those who live, work, learn and play in Coral Gables

Application Process

Applicant must clearly describe grant budget and Foundation recognition as well as be ready to provide the following documents:

  • Current IRS determination letter indicating 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
  • List of your Organization’s Board of Directors, their affiliations and contact information for all Board members.
  • An organizational chart including staff
  • Organization’s most recent annual financial statement

Please note that these guidelines are for the Foundation’s unrestricted grants and do not necessarily pertain to specific funds.

2021 Grant Deadlines
Spring: Monday, April 19
Fall: Friday, October 8

Applicant must meet submission deadlines and fulfill all application requirements. We generally will not consider funding requests for the following:

  • Sectarian or religious activities
  • Political activities or organizations
  • Grants directly to individuals.
  • Annual fundraising campaigns
  • Special events or fundraisers
  • Organizations operating outside the United States
  • Organizations seeking support for fundraising events

Grant Submission

Download grant application form below and submit along with required documents. If your application is turned in after the due date, it will not be considered.

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The Foundation is a proud supporter of over 100 organizations through our Community Giving Program, including: