City of Greensboro Nonprofit Funding Process
Nonprofits may apply for funding from the City of Greensboro from November to December.
The City is no longer accepting applications for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
Please see below for a copy of the application and
additional information about how to apply for future cycles.
Dates & Deadlines
for FY 2017-18
November 1: Application period begins.
November 10: Kickoff meeting for funding applicants.
November 14: Regularly scheduled Community Partners Board Meeting.
December 12: Regularly scheduled Community Partners Board Meeting.
December 13: Application Technical Assistance Meeting for funding applicants.
December 30: All applications are due.
January 2-5: Staff reviews applications.
January to February: Community Partners Board reviews applications.
March: Community Partners Board develops funding recommendations. Staff presents recommendations to City Manager.
May: City Manager presents to City Council the FY 2017-18 City budget, which will include community partners funding recommendations.
June: City Council adopts budget. Nonprofits are notified if their funding request was approved.
Community Partners Funding Process
Local nonprofit organizations that would like to request funds from the City of Greensboro should apply to the Community Partners Board. The board consists of nine residents, appointed by City Council, who review and score agency funding requests and recommend to the City Manager which organizations should be granted funds. Ultimately, City Council determines which nonprofits are funded when it adopts the annual City budget.
To qualify for funding, an organization must be a federal 501 (c)(3), as verified by the Internal Revenue Service, and be on “current-active” status to conduct business for at least one year in North Carolina, as confirmed by the NC Secretary of State. Organizations must also submit audited financial statements.
Agencies that meet the minimum requirements will be evaluated on the basis of organization capacity, collaboration, and how well they meet the City’s five main goals:
Promoting economic development opportunities and job creation
Maintaining infrastructure and providing sustainable growth opportunities
Promoting public safety and reducing crime
Achieving exceptional customer service and a diverse government workforce
Ensuring fiscal stewardship, transparency, and accountability in City government.
There is no guarantee that organizations will be funded. Review the most recent projects funded by City Council here.
How to Apply for Funding
The deadline to apply for funds for FY 2017-18 is December 30.
1. Read the full Application Instructions and Information. If your computer cannot read PDFs, download a PDF reader here.
2. Download the Community Partners Funding Application to your computer. Save a copy, then fill it out.
3. Fill out Application Pages for Additional Performance Measures, as needed.
4. Submit your application via e-mail and by mail or in person. See Application and Instructions Information for details.
Community Partners Funding Kickoff Meeting:
10 am, Thursday, November 10, Plaza Level Conference Room, Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St. Attendance is not required to apply for funding. Review the Kickoff Workshop Presentation
Application Technical Assistance Meeting:
2 pm, Tuesday, December 13, Plaza Level Conference Room, Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St. Attendance is not required to apply for funding. Review the Technical Workshop Presentation
Community Partners Board Meetings
Regular meetings of the Community Partners Board members are held on the second Monday of every month at 5:30 pm in the Greensboro Department of Transportation conference room on the third floor of the Melvin Municipal Office Building.
Community Partners Board Meeting Minutes
Need More Information?
Questions? Please contact Jon Decker, strategic issues analyst with the City's Department of Budget and Evaluation, at 336-373-2291 or by e-mail