The Princeton Area Community Foundation conducts several competitive grant programs for nonprofit organizations.
Through our All Kids Thrive program, our goal is to strengthen and insulate the educational pipeline so All Kids Thrive, from ages zero to 25. We will work to reduce chronic absenteeism in our schools, a major threat to academic success. We have high expectations for this new program, which includes a three-phase approach, but we also expect this to be a learning experience. This grants program represents 75% of our annual discretionary grantmaking.
Community Impact Grants represents the Community Foundation’s responsive grantmaking program. Organizations whose initiatives transform the lives of low-income individuals, families and communities may apply. This program represents 25% of our annual discretionary grantmaking.
The Fund for Women & Girls supports organizations that improve the lives of girls and the women who raise them. Fund members review applications, visit nonprofits and vote to award grants. Most awards are one-year grants of up to $25,000. At the discretion of the Grants Committee, organizations may be invited to apply for multi-year grants of up to three years.
The Bunbury Fund supports non-profit organizations making significant impacts on social, environmental, and educational needs across central New Jersey, and most specifically Mercer County. The Fund awards one-year capacity building grants of up to $50,000. It also accepts proposals for multi-year grants focused on developing organizational effectiveness over a period of up to three years and a total amount of up to $150,000. In unique cases, it will consider awarding a planning grant of up to $5,000 to help an organization evaluate the resources required to undertake a more comprehensive capacity building project. Learn more about The Bunbury Fund and Dean Mathey.
The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Community Development Fund supports nonprofits that are located in the Chamber’s five-county footprint and play a critical role in education, leadership, economic opportunity, and self-sufficiency. The endowed fund was established in 2013 with a gift of $500,000 from the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Organizations may apply for grants up to $10,000. Recipients are chosen by an advisory committee of Chamber members and confirmed by its Board of Directors with assistance from the Princeton Area Community Foundation.