Community Event Sponsorships
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Thank you for considering the Community Foundation as a sponsor. Unfortunately, we have depleted sponsorship dollars for fiscal year 2023. Contact us next spring to request sponsorships for future events.
Each year, we devote a small portion of our operating budget to support area nonprofit organizations’ events. We know these events are vital to your organization’s fiscal health, that they help you more deeply connect with community partners, and that they offer opportunities to celebrate and elevate your organization’s impact, milestones, and mission. Event sponsorships also offer our staff and volunteers the opportunity to engage and partner with your team, and to learn more about your organization.
How can my organization apply for an Event Sponsorship?
We review and decline / award sponsorship requests on a first come, first serve basis beginning each fiscal year start of April 1, so the earlier you apply, the better! Our easy-to-use form captures all of information needed for us to make a funding decision. Once a request has been submitted, you’ll receive a confirmation email, and we will notify you of our funding decision within 5-7 business days after submission.
How much money can my organization receive?
You can apply for any amount, but our awards are typically between $500 and $1,500.
How do you decide which requests to fund?
We strive to fund Community Event Sponsorships in a fair and equitable way. We carefully consider each request to ensure that we are funding a wide variety of events who represent some or all of the following criteria:
- Donor audiences
- A variety of nonprofit sectors
- Our broad geographic region
- Underserved / underrepresented groups and populations