Nonprofits and community groups continue to face shrinking funding streams from large donors and grant sources. Our matching grant programs help groups develop bases of support capable of providing long-term sustainable financial support.

It is critical that we leverage every dollar we have for the greatest possible impact. As environmental, economic, and social systems collapse around us, it is more important than ever for people to organize themselves to create and sustain new kinds of institutions that respond to emerging challenges with flexibility and resilience. For these reasons, we offer two matching grant programs to encourage grassroots groups to grow their fundraising capacity and build stable, strong bases within their communities: (1) the Grassroots Fundraising Matching Grant program, and (2) the Recurring Donors Matching Grant program.

Grassroots Fundraising Matching Grant: For approved groups and projects, we will match – dollar-for-dollar – money raised through grassroots efforts. Donations up to $100 are eligible for match. Funds raised from foundations, agencies, and government sources will not be eligible for matching. Grants of this type are typically in the range of $2,500 to $5,000.

Recurring Donors Matching Grant: This program offers organizations an incentive to build recurring donor programs within their overall fundraising effort. For every donor (up to 60) making a recurring donation of $5 or more, your group will receive $100 from F4DC, for a maximum of $6,000.

To determine whether you should apply for the Grassroots Fundraising Matching Grant or the Recurring Donors Matching Grant, please call or email us at 336-497-1854. We usually recommend that first time grant-seekers start with the Grassroots Fundraising Matching Grant. Once you’ve built and demonstrated your capacity for grassroots fundraising in general, it may be appropriate for you to apply for a Recurring Donors Matching Grant.

Matching Grant Program Documents

Grant Programs Guidelines

Grant Programs Application

Fundraising Documentation Cover Sheet

Resources

Here are some articles you may find useful in developing your grassroots fundraising campaigns.

53 Ways to Raise a Thousand Dollars

Creative FUNdraising Tactics

Giving Circles

You Can Do It! – A Volunteer’s Guide to Raising Money for Your Group

Prospect Identification

Grantees

This is a partial list of our grantees. More information about select grantees may be found in our Grants Blog.

2013

Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive
El Vínculo Hispano / Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County
Participatory Budgeting Greensboro
Eastern Conference on Workplace Democracy
Toolbox for Education & Social Action

2012

Southerners On New Ground
Interactive Resource Center
We Are NC Campaign
YWCA Greensboro
Healing the Hurt
Cooperation Texas
Slow Money NC
National Farm Workers Ministry YAYA
Student Action with Farmworkers
Carolina Common Enterprise
US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Federation of Southern Cooperatives

2011

Project South
Federation of Southern Cooperatives
EDINA/GEO
Cooperation Works
NC Center for Nonprofits
Federation of Southern Cooperatives
UNCG Sustainability Committee
Toolbox for Education Social Action
Southerners on New Ground
Faith Action International House
Interactive Resource Center
Campaign for Migrant Worker Justice
Student Action for Farmworkers
Spirit House
Center for Participatory Change
Action for Community in Raleigh
National Farmworker Ministry
Handy Capable
NC A. Philip Randolph Institute

2010

USSF 2010
Greensboro HIVE
Cakalak Thunder
GSO to USSF Committee
The Lastraw
Federation of Southern Cooperatives
Action for Community in Raleigh
NC Housing Coalition
Federation of Southern Cooperatives
EDINA/GEO
Center for Community Based Enterprises (C2BE)
El Kilombo Intergalactico
Project South
Just Economics of Western NC
Interactive Resource Center
Faith Action International House
Spirit House
Stone Circles

2009

Patient Support Council
Warnersville Community Coalition
Greater Glenwood Neighborhood Association
Pilgrimage for Peace & Justice
New Hope Community Development Group
Interactive Resource Center
Homekeeping Mortgage Default Counseling
Joseph’s House
American Friends Service Committee
UPT Brotherhood, Inc.
Washington Montessori School PTA
Them Five
Morehead Elementary School PTA
Greensboro HIVE
I Am Worthy
Friends of the Congo
The Lastraw
Peace and Justice Network
Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
Joseph’s House
Homekeeping Comprehensive Housing Counseling
Just Economics of Western NC
Center for Visual Arts
Latino Coalition of Randolph County
100 Leaders/Keyring Inheritance
Spirit House
Heirs to a Fighting Tradition
Burnsville Land Community, Inc.
Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative
Farm Labor Organizing Committee

2008

Burnsville Land Community
Freshlife
El Kilombo Intergalactico
Farm Labor Organizing Committee
Greater Glenwood Neighborhood Association
Heirs to a Fighting Tradition
Homekeeping Mortgage Default Counseling
Just Economics of Western NC
Latino Coalition of Randolph County
Southeast Guilford Community Association
Stone Circles
Survivor Support Group
Key Ring Inheritance
UNCG Center for Women’s Health
Spirit House
NC Harm Reduction Coalition
Greensboro Housing Coalition
Gilbert Barber – Healing the Hurt
Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative
HIVE Organizing Committee
Center for Visual Artists
Peace and Justice Network
Students United for a Responsible Global Environment
American Friends Service Committee
The Greensboro HIVE
Greensboro Food Not Bombs
Beloved Community Center