SACF Grants Policy;

The Sussex Area Community Foundation Community grant applications are due twice per year – March & September.Norton Community Playground

The Community Grant applications for 2024 are due Wednesday March 13  and Tuesday September 10 at 12:00 (noon). No late grants will be accepted.  Grants will be evaluated in the month due and awarded in the following month (approximately 6 weeks from due date).  All grant applicants will receive notification of their grant status.

For equitable distribution of grants, only one grant will be provided to an organization per year.

How To Receive Grants:  Foundation grants support projects that benefit the Sussex area and residents.  Funded projects provide a service to the community or take an innovative approach to needs and concerns within the Sussex area.  Projects are in the areas of Health, Environment, Social Program, Sports & Recreations, Education, Arts & Culture are of priority.  Please read the Funding Guidelines document below.

To apply for a grant:  Read through ALL of the material below.

  1. If you feel your project may qualify for a grant, submit an application.
  2. Your application will be reviewed within a few weeks of the due date.  All applications will receive a reply.  Please apply early and contact the Community Foundation if you have any questions.
  3. Grants will be awarded at the Community Grants Award Ceremony held within eight weeks of application deadline (Date to be determined).
  4. Grant Applications can be submitted via email, paper copy, or online.

Documents to Download: