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City of Greensboro Nonprofit Funding Process

Nonprofits may apply for funding from the City of Greensboro from November 1 to December 22.
Please see below for a copy of the application 
and additional information
about how to apply for funds in fiscal year 2018-19.

Funding Process
Dates & Deadlines
for FY 2018-19

November 1: Application period begins. 

November 9: City hosts kickoff meeting for applicants.  

December 5: City hosts Application Technical Assistance Meeting for funding applicants.

December 22: All applications are due.

January to February 2018: Staff reviews applications. Community Partners Board reviews applications. 

March 2018: Community Partners Board develops funding recommendations. Staff presents recommendations to City Manager.

May 2018: City Manager presents to City Council the FY 2018-19 City budget, which will include community partners funding recommendations.

June 2018: 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 2018-19 is December 22.

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, by mail or in person. See Application and Instructions Information for details.

Informational Meetings

  • Community Partners Funding Kickoff Meeting: 10 am, Thursday, November 9, Plaza Level Conference Room, Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St. Attendance is not required to apply for funding, but please RSVP if you plan to attend. Review the Kickoff Workshop Presentation
  • Application Technical Assistance Meeting: 11 am, Tuesday, December 5, Plaza Level Conference Room, Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St.. Attendance is not required to apply for funding, but please RSVP if you plan to attend. 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.
Last updated: 10/24/2017 1:08:42 PM