Applying for grants

Grants from the Community Foundation support innovative opportunities to transform lives, champion equity and shape a brighter future for Broward.

Thanks to support from our Fundholders, we offer:

  • Rolling grants for our critical focus areas
  • Small grants to give a boost to emerging nonprofits
  • Big Think grants for collaborations to create systemic change

Here’s how our grants work

  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status to provide services to Broward County as well as city and county agencies can apply for grants. Individuals are not eligible.
  • We offer rolling grants, available throughout the year for critical focus areas; small grants, available in the fall and spring for emerging nonprofits; and Big Think grants, for collaborations to create systemic change.
  • We prioritize grantmaking opportunities that support Racial Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Our six grantmaking focus areas

Education & Youth Enrichment
Social & Economic Mobility
Healthy & Thriving Communities
Art & Culture
Racial Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Strong Nonprofit Community

NOTE: Grant applications for two focus areas — Racial Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Strong Nonprofit Community — are available by invitation only.

Here’s how to apply for grants

Download our Focus Area Grant Guide(PDF), which explains what we are looking for and the requirements to receive a Community Foundation grant.

Focus Area Grant Guide

Enter our grants application portal to complete your online application.

Grants Portal

Emerging Nonprofits: Consider our new Small Grants

New “Small Grants” from the Community Foundation make it easier for emerging nonprofits to get a boost of financial support to maintain or expand their vital community services.

  • Small Grants range from $2,500 to $25,000
  • They are available to Broward nonprofits with a less than $500,000 operating budget and at least two years of local operating experience
  • Priority is given to minority-led nonprofits that help Broward residents overcome barriers to success
  • Apply for our Small Grants, available during spring and fall cycles, using our online grants portal. SPRING CYCLE RFP
Grants Portal

Big Think Grants: Supporting transformative Collaborations

"Big Think Grants" from the Community Foundation support innovative collaborations that create systemic change in one of these focus areas: Education & Youth Enrichment; Social & Economic Mobility; Healthy & Thriving Communities; or Art & Culture.

  • BOLD, transformative projects that involve two or more collaborators.
  • Eligible for multi-year grants of up to three years, with flexible amounts available based on project needs.
  • More information about Big Think Grants are available in our Focus Areas Grant Guide.
  • Apply for our Big Think Grants using our online grants portal.
Grants Portal


Health Hub: Tackling health inequity in our community

To address health inequities in South Broward, the Community Foundation is working with a mission-driven coalition of front-line nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and neighborhood leaders.

We launched the South Broward Community Health Hub to cultivate and support opportunities to eliminate food deserts, expand access to healthcare, and improve the overall health of residents.

Learn More


For questions about Community Foundation grants contact Tina Hudson, Manager of Community Impact, below.

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Non-discrimination policy

The Community Foundation will not provide support to organizations which, in their constitution or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of: age, political affiliation, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious belief, ethnicity, or national origin.

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