Community Programs’ activities include responsive grantmaking through Pharos Fund and the Community Event Fund. Our responsive grantmaking programs offer nonprofits opportunities to submit funding requests through an application process.
We also fund special initiatives, which are Foundation-directed grants, programs, or events that target specific Community Programs goals. We look for opportunities to meet a community need, address an important gap, or leverage resources. Through special initiatives we cultivate programs and collaborate with organizations whose efforts are aligned with our goals. Examples include Give 10, Workplace Navigator, and Bridges Out of Poverty. Unsolicited proposals for special initiatives are not accepted by Community Programs.