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Nonprofit Support

Fayette Community Foundation provides our rural nonprofits with opportunities for both fiscal and educational support, equipping these organizations to navigate local challenges, collaborate effectively, and maximize their impact. By providing resources, knowledge, and fostering a culture of continuous learning, Fayette Community Foundation empowers our rural nonprofits to address unique circumstances, enhance capabilities, and contribute significantly to the well-being and development of their communities.

Did you know that approximately 20% of the US population resides in rural areas? From 2005 to 2010, rural areas received 6-7% of domestic grants, with an average real value of about $88 per capita in non-metro counties. Interestingly, rural counties receive less than half of the average grants given to organizations in metropolitan counties.

*Community Impact Grant application opens September 1st

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Grant Guidelines

Grant Application Information

Eligibility

Fayette Community Foundation grants funds to 501(c)(3) public charities that serve residents within an 80-mile radius of La Grange, Texas. If you are not a 501(c)(3) and are interested in applying, you may be eligible. Please contact Ashleigh Parks at info@faycofoundation.com to receive eligibility status. The Community Impact Grant cycle opens September 1st and application requests are accepted until midnight September 30 of each year. 

Community Impact Grants

The Fayette Community Foundation will consider any program that enriches the lives of its citizens, however, funding priorities will be given to community services focused on Mental Health and Workforce Development. Other focus area applications are invited to apply to the Donor Response Program Grant. 

Donor Response

Program Grants

The Donor Response Program Grant is a year-round grant opportunity for local nonprofits in the FCF service area. Each quarter, we match grant requests with the interests and passions of our fundholders, ensuring your project is funded at the highest level possible.

Please note: you may apply to the Donor Response Program Grant at any time during the year, however, we will only accept these grant request once every 12 months.

The application process for the Fayette Community Foundation is accessible through our online grant portal. Grant applications will only be accepted online, paper based applications will no longer be accepted. If you have any trouble logging in or creating an account please contact info@faycofoundation.com.

RNNG Overview

The Rural Nonprofit Networking Group (RNNG), a program of the Fayette Community Foundation, facilitates collaboration and peer-learning among our rural nonprofit organizations. RNNG convenes monthly, bringing together an average of 25 nonprofit leaders to share knowledge, and resources, and discuss community needs. Funded by community contributions, these free meetings are open to all nonprofits, regardless of size, staff, or service area. Follow RNNG on Facebook to find out more and be kept up to date on upcoming events.

Professional Development

In rural areas, nonprofit leaders often face unique circumstances and limited resources, making access to knowledge and expertise invaluable. Professional development initiatives enable our nonprofits to enhance their capabilities, stay informed about best practices, and build a network for collaboration. By fostering a culture of continuous learning, FCF’s professional development initiatives strengthen the collective capacity of our rural nonprofits, ensuring they are well-equipped to address community needs, contribute to sustainable development, and ultimately enhance the overall well-being of the community they serve.

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