The Princeton Area Community Foundation is offering the opportunity for nonprofits to seek funding for five of its grantmaking programs in one consolidated process. This Call for Proposals opened on May 10, 2022 and will be available until June 20, 2022.

This new system provides an opportunity for grant seekers to have access to a diversified pool of funds and have flexibility to determine their needs for funding in a comprehensive manner. Nonprofits conducting work in our regional footprint, will be able to determine their eligibility and apply for grants from our Community Impact Grants, the Fund for Women and Girls, NextGen Fund Giving Circle, Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Community Development Fund, and the COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund.

We created this approach by drawing on lessons learned during the pandemic. When our COVID-19 Fund was established, we moved swiftly to support our nonprofit partners, awarding over $3.6 million in grants to local nonprofits that were feeding our neighbors, helping them with childcare, education and housing, providing mental and physical healthcare and other social service needs.

This unprecedented level of support was possible because we huddled with partners, held thoughtful conversations, and streamlined our approach toward grantmaking. The goal was to simplify the entry-point for grant applicants, provide flexibility, and manage a diverse pool of funds with distinct requirements and timelines. We are aiming to collaborate funding in a more consolidated manner and would like to continue to seek feedback from the nonprofit community and our grantmaking partners.

Changes to Community Impact Grants

We will launch a new round of Community Impact Grants as part of this Call for Proposals.

This year, we are continuing our partnership with the Burke Foundation and welcome Janssen. Both funders are adding their responsive grantmaking funds into the Community Impact Grants process.

Community Impact Grants will offer unrestricted funds. We will ask nonprofit applicants to identify where their need is greatest, and we will allow for flexibility. We will build in opportunities for conversation and deliberations, regardless of funding decisions. Our goal is to continue to learn, and to fund for long-term impact in our region.

Application Process

Grant applicants are invited to apply through our online grants portal by answering basic questions designed to determine eligibility to apply for any of our grants.

By answering some additional questions, we will be able to determine which funds an applicant can solicit. The system will allow applicants to complete individual requests for funds that meet their criteria.

Grant Information Sessions

Three Grant Information Sessions will be held via Zoom. Attendance is encouraged, but not required. Interested applicants must register to attend the Grant Information Session(s). To register for any of the following sessions, please use the following links and complete the required information. A zoom link will be emailed prior to the event.

Sessions will be held:

May 19, from 10:15am to 11:45 am
Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuf–ppjIqGdQ0Z4um7-1San9Rq2aGRGOu

May 26, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrdeqqrDkoG9yvpdHAjAC7pcA_w-7zlv-O

June 1, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqdeqgqjwtEtHWKznj4PSRHKbvQmcAfGWc

How to Apply

● Read our 2022 Call for Proposals here 
● Visit our online application portal here: https://www.grantinterface.com/princetongrants/common/logon.aspx
● Application Deadline: 4pm on Monday, June 20, 2022