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.

2017

Abundance NC
American Friends Service Committee
Campaign for Southern Equality
Carolina Common Enterprise
Center for Participatory Change
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative
College Houses
Community Aid & Development Corporation, for Camp Pumziko
Community Foundation Of The Florida Keys
Cooperative Council of North Carolina
Cooperative Development Foundation
Cooperative Fund of New England
Corner Market
Democracy at Work Institute
Durham CAN
Durham Solidarity Center
EDGE Funders Alliance
Edina/Eastern Conference on Workplace Democracy
El Pueblo
Farmworker Association of Florida
Federation of Southern Cooperatives
Fusion Partnerships for Red Emma’s
Inquiring Systems Inc., for COFED
Interactive Resource Center
Kids Poetry Basketball
Miami Foundation
Movement Strategy Center, for Movement Generation
New Economy Coalition
NC Climate Justice Summit
NC Environmental Justice Network
NC Justice Center
NCCJ of the Piedmont
North American Students of Cooperation
Orange County Justice United in Community Effort, Inc.
Organization for Human Rights and Democracy
Participatory Budgeting Project
Renaissance Community Cooperative
Right to  the City Alliance
Southeast Immigrant Rights Network
Southern Vision Alliance for Greensboro Radio Project
Southerners on New Ground
Student Action with Farm Workers
The Working World
USA Cooperative Youth Council
Witness For Peace SE
Women AdvaNCe

2016

Abundance Foundation
Alliance for Global Justice
American Friends Service Committee
Arroyo SECO
Beautiful Trouble
Campaign for Southern Equality
Carolina Common Enterprise
Center for Participatory Change
Chicago Religious Leadership Network
Cooperative Council of North Carolina
Cooperative Development Fund of CDS
Democracy at Work Institute
Durham CAN
Durham Solidarity Center
East Michigan Environmental Action Council
EDGE FUNDERS ALLIANCE
El Pueblo, Inc.
Federation of Southern Cooperatives
Foundation for Louisiana
Fuerza Unida
Girls Rock Charleston
Greensboro NANBPWC
Highlander Research and Education Center
Inquiring Systems Inc.,for COFED
Jobs With Justice Education Fund
Kids Poetry Basketball, Inc.
Mountain Voices Alliance-AWTT
Movement Strategy Center for Movement Generation
North American Students for Cooperation
National Conference for Community & Justice
National Farm Worker Ministry
NC Climate Justice Summit
Neighborhood Funders Group
New Economy Coalition
NFWM Youth & Young Adult Network
North Carolina Justice Center
One DC
Participatory Budgeting Project
Partnership for Southern Equality
Proteus Fund
Responsible Endowments Coalition
Rethinking Schools
Right to the City Alliance
Rural Development Leadership Network
Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network
Sacred Stone Camp
Self Help Credit Union
Southern Vision Alliance
Southerners On New Ground
Sustainable Economies Law Center
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
The Abundance Foundation
The Working World
Urban Tilth
US Solidarity Economy Network
Village Mothers
YWCA Greensboro

2015

350.org
Abundance Foundation
Alternate Roots
American Friends Service Committee
Austin Cooperative Business Association
Black Belt Community Foundation
Black Workers for Justice
Boston Impact Initiative
Carolina Common Enterprise
Center for Participatory Change
City of Greensboro, for Participatory Budgeting
Commonwealth Foundation,for the Center for Economic Democracy
Conversations Mississippi
Cooperative Fund of New England
Cooperation Jackson
Cooperation Texas
Cooperative Development Institute, Inc.
Datule’ Artist Collective
Democracy at Work Institute
Democracy Collaborative
Detroit Black Food Security Network
Dream Defenders
EDINA/GEO
Farmworker Association of Florida
Federation of Southern Cooperatives
Fertile Ground Cooperative
Highlander Research and Education Center
Inquiring Systems, Inc., for COFED
Interactive Resource Center
MACED
Movement Strategy Center  Movement Generation
NASCO
National Farmworker Ministry
NC WARN
New Economy Coalition
North American Students of Cooperation
NW Cooperative Development Ctr, for Cooperation Works
Organize 2020
Participatory Budgeting Project
Red Emma’s
Renaissance Community Cooperative
Rural Development Leadership Network
Seeds of Liberation
Southern Vision Alliance
Southerners On New Ground
Spirit House
Student Action with Farmworkers
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition  – Southeast Immigrant Rights Network
The Center for Participatory Change, for Firestorm Cafe
The Working World
UNCG Sustainability Committee
US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
YWCA Greensboro

2014

Abundance Foundation
Action for Community in Raleigh, for Youth Organizing Institute
Alabama State Association of Cooperatives
Alternate Roots for SpiritHouse
Association for Cooperative Education
Campaign for Southern Equality
Carolina Common Enterprise
Cooperation Jackson
Cooperation Texas
Cooperative Development Fund of CDS
Democracy at Work Institute
Durham Council of PTA’s
Earthheal
Ecological Democracy Institute of North America
Federation of Southern Cooperatives
Fertile Ground Food Coop
Grassroots institute for Fundraising Training
GRITTV – Women Make Movies
High Country Cooperation
Highlander Research and Education Center
HIspanic Liaison of Chatham County
In These Times
Inquiring Systems Inc. for COFED
Movement Strategy Center for Movement Generation
National Farm Worker Ministry
NC A. Philip Randolph Institute
Organize 2020
Participatory Budgeting Project
Planned Parenthood of the South Atlantic
Rural Development Leadership Network
Southerners on New Ground
Student Action with Farmworkers
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
The Bonner Center Guliford College
The Working World
Touring Theatre of NC
Triangle C.A.N.
UNCG Sustainability Committee
Unifour
US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Youth Council for Positive Development

2013

Association for Cooperative Education
Campaign for Southern Equality
Carolina Common Enterprise
Claremont Courts Community Organization
Inquiring Systems, Inc for CoFED
Community Aid & Development for Cooperation Jackson
Cooperation Texas
Cooperative Development Fund of CDS
Dollars and Sense
EDINA/GEO
El Kilombo Intergalactico
Elsewhere, Inc.
Face to Face
Farmworker Association of Florida
Federation of Southern Cooperatives
Food for Change
Full Circles Foundation
Greensboro PB Project
Highlander Reseach and Edication Center
HIspanic Liaison of Chatham County
Interactive Resource Center
Mortgage Fraud Detectives
National Farmworker Ministry
Neighborhood Funders Group
New Economics Institute
Northcountry Coop Development Fund
Participatory Budgeting Project
People’s Durham
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic
Reading Connections
Renaissance Community Cooperative (RCC)
Rural Development Leadership Network
Slow Money NC
Southerners on New Ground
Student Action with Farmworkers
The Working World
Toolbox for Social Education
UNCG Sustainability Committee
US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Witness for Peace
Yes! Magazine
YWCA Greensboro

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