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City of Greensboro Nonprofit 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 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.  

How to Apply for Funding 

The deadline to apply for funds for FY 2017-18 is December 30. The Funding Application and Additional Materials will be available on this Web page by November 1

Informational Meetings

  • Community Partners Funding Kickoff Meeting: 10 am, November 10, Plaza Level Conference Room, Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St. Review the Kickoff Workshop Presentation
  • Application Technical Assistance Meeting: 2 pm, December 13, Plaza Level Conference Room, Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St. Review the Technical Workshop Presentation.

Community Partners Board Meetings

Regular meetings of the Community Partners Board 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 for 2016

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.

Last updated: 9/27/2016 1:25:14 PM