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Community Outreach
Founded in 2001, The Peninsula Community Foundation (PCF) is an all-volunteer organization serving North Mecklenburg County. PCF brings people, capital and ideas together to help local Lake Norman charities and the communities they serve. We are Neighbors Helping Neighbors. more history
Request a Grant

Following are the criteria set forth by the Board of Directors of the Peninsula Community Foundation for consideration of funding by the PCF:

• The Organization must primarily serve the needs of the local Community, defined as the towns of Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville. This policy would not prevent the Foundation from supporting activities of an organization outside the Community where it was clear that the Foundation’s support would directly benefit individuals within the Community.

• The Foundation should not support organizations primarily supported with federal, state or local taxes. This policy would not prevent the Foundation from supporting a community activity that was also supported by such an organization, such as, the police department raising funds to help families at Christmas.

• The Foundation does not provide support to organizations whose sole purpose is to “re-gift” the funds received.

• The Foundation does not provide support to organizations that are affiliated with a particular religious organization unless the funds are directed to a significant project that is nonsectarian and benefits a broad base in the community.

• The Foundation does not support organizations whose activities are not primarily charitable, that is, meeting the needs of poor, distressed, elderly and handicapped.

• The Foundation should not provide seed money to organizations that are not yet formed or do not have a proven “operating model” to deliver services or do not have their 501(c)3 tax exempt status.

• The Foundation provides support for specific projects or programs with specified objectives.

• The Foundation’s strong preference is to support efforts that assist larger numbers of people.

• For scholarships supported or provided by the Foundation, the primary emphasis will be on financial need and merit. The Foundation prefers to have the school or a school organization, such as PTA, select the students for scholarships in order to avoid any possible conflict situations.

The PCF normally makes grants three (3) times per year. If you believe that your organization meets the criteria above and you are interested in pursuing a grant from the PCF, please download and complete the application below and submit to us per the following schedule*:

For consideration at the April Grant-Making Meeting application must be postmarked by
February 28th

For consideration at the September Grant-Making Meeting application must be postmarked by
July 31st

For consideration at the December Grant-Making Meeting application must be postmarked by
October 31st

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  *mailing instructions in application

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