Grants - How To Apply
The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty is committed to improving the quality of life in the West Chester/Liberty area by providing grants to organizations serving our funding area. In order to best respond to local community needs, the Foundation has developed a variety of funding opportunities.
The following funding opportunities are currently available:
If you are interested in submitting an application to The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty it is highly encouraged that you speak to a member of the Foundation staff prior to submitting an application.
- Community Grant Program – The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty’s Board of Directors reviews and awards grants quarterly. Funding is available through the Foundation’s unrestricted grant fund, as well as a variety of field of interests funds designed to honor donor’s charitable giving interests. Community Grants are distributed to non-profit organizations working to improve the quality of life in the West Chester/Liberty area.
- Youth In Philanthropy (YIP) Grants – The Foundation’s YIP programs provides grants up to $1,500 for projects and programs working to improve the quality of life for youth in West Chester/Liberty
- Lakota Fund – The Lakota Fund provides support for innovative projects within the Lakota School District to enhance the learning and experiences of students and faculty.
- Power of the Purse Fund - Each year the Power of the Purse membership awards up to $10,000 to a local non-profit organization.
In addition, the Foundation hosts workshops throughout the year to inform the community about its grantmaking priorities and process. It is encouraged that you attend one of these sessions. Click here for more information about the current Grant Application Workshop schedule or to register for an upcoming workshop.