Applying for a Grant

We give grants to 501(c)(3) organizations, churches, schools, agencies, and governmental units serving the greater Oceana County area. Please review our Grant Guidelines before starting your application. We only accept grant applications through our online system, Submittable. Scroll down to access Submittable application information.

Submittable is a new system for the Foundation starting June 2018. All grant applicants will need to create a new account.

PLEASE NOTE – if you need to submit a final report for a grant you were awarded using the eGrant system, use this link:

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  • Registration
    Choose a login name and password to create your user account in Submittable. Whenever possible, utilize a general email, rather than an email tied to an individual within your organization – e.g.

    Application of Intent
    This provides our staff with an overview of your program that allows them to determine if your project fits CFOC grant priorities, timeline and budget. Ideally it should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the posted grant deadline. All organizations submitting an application of intent will be contacted within three business days. Following staff approval of the application of intent, you may submit your full application.

    Grant Application
    The last step of the process is submission of your detailed proposal, or grant application, for review by our volunteer Grant Review Committee and CFOC staff members. Grantees that desire feedback on their application are invited to submit a full proposal 15 days prior to the deadline. CFOC staff will review the proposal and offer suggestions. All final decisions are made by our Board of Trustees.

    If your program is supported with a grant, you will be required to submit a final grant report to share the impact of your project.

    Grant Application Overview
    Grant Application (Submittable) Detailed Instructions – Oceana
    Grant Application Guide

    Ready to apply? Click here to get started with Submittable!


    Application Deadlines

    Spring 2019 Grant Round:
    Application of Intent due ASAP
    Full application due February 28, 2019

    Fall 2019 Grant Round:
    Application of intent due ASAP
    Full application due August 30, 2019

    Grantee Media Kit

Past Grant Awards

View a complete listing of our previous grant awards, including the organization, project, amount and grant fund.

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Grant Guidelines

If you're wondering how to make your grant proposal better, or what organizations submit the strongest proposals, we can help.

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