The partnership between Cobb County and Cobb Community Foundation believes in the importance of strengthening local non-profits, so that they may continue doing great work, meeting important citizen needs and improving the “Quality of Life” in the Cobb Community.
The Cobb Community Foundation and Cobb County will award $225,000 in Cobb Community Impact Grants between $4,500 and $9,000.
Cobb Community Impact Grant for 2017 is a REIMBURSEMENT Grant.
Cobb Community Impact Grant Objectives
- The Cobb Community Impact Grant objectives are to support programs and projects that create Quality of Life in Cobb County through Cobb County nonprofit organizations that deliver human services, inspire education opportunities, promote and develop cultural arts, create health initiatives, improve the well-being of vulnerable populations, improve community livability and make an environmental impact to citizens in Cobb County.
- The Cobb Community Foundation will accept Cobb Community Impact Grant applications from Cobb County nonprofit organizations classified as tax-exempt under 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. We seek to leverage opportunities for nonprofits in which a moderate amount of grant money will achieve significant results.
- The Cobb Community Impact Grant is focused on helping Cobb County nonprofit organizations that can demonstrate that they will have planned projects and programs that will meet community needs with a track record of proven Cobb County community leadership.
- Cobb County nonprofit organizations that provide matching funds of any amount to the Cobb Community Impact Grant will be given priority consideration.
- The Cobb Community Foundation and Cobb County are looking to support Cobb County nonprofit organizations that can show sustainability of the Cobb Community Impact Grant programs and projects through their future operating budgets.
- The non-profit must be exempt from taxes under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
- The non-profit must have an office in Cobb County.
- The program for which the grant is being requested must be either a new program or an expansion of an existing program.
- The program must be fully funded and implemented between May 1, 2017 and October 31, 2017.
- The non-profit and program must satisfy the objectives for the Cobb Community Impact Grant as stated above.
Cobb Community Impact Grant Exclusions
The Cobb Community Impact Grant will not support funding for Capital Campaigns, grants which benefit an individual, grants to private foundations, fundraising activities, lobbying activities, political activities, inherently religious activities, advertising, or sponsorships for organizations’ staff applicant, payments for debt retirement, events/receptions/fundraisers, replacement government funding, trips or conference attendance, any programs outside of Cobb County, and any other activities or items excluded pursuant to the IRS rules.