grant seekers

Northfield Shares Community Foundation is grateful for the extraordinary generosity of its donors to provide grant funding to local non-profit organizations. While we may not be able to fully fund or support every request we receive, we encourage all to apply.

Applications are reviewed and rated by the Grants Committee and the Board of Directors in terms of:

  • Eligibility and conformity to the grant guidelines.
  • Ability to maintain and enhance the overall well-being of our community.
  • Capacity and ability to successfully manage funds and execute proposal.

Specific criteria are used to evaluate the merits of each proposal, and may include that the organization and/or proposal:

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  • Meets a current community need and is feasible as presented.
  • Generates the biggest multiplier effect, creating a positive ripple effect for human and/or social gains.
  • Leverages other funds.
  • Encourages and involves volunteers.
  • Encourages collaboration with other organizations.
  • Provides vital assistance within the Northfield community to sustain a thriving, equitable community for all residents.

Our Process

Grant Application

The deadline for submission is October 4, 2024.  Applicants will be notified in November of decisions, with funds being disbursed in December. The Grant Application is available as a Google Form, Word Document, or PDF.  If filling out in document form, please email completed application and supporting/required documents to

Application Review

Each application is reviewed by our Grants Committee in terms of its general eligibility and conformity to the grant guidelines, available funds, and project feasibility. The committee presents its recommendations to the Northfield Shares Board of Directors for final approval. We operate based on principles of integrity, trust, transparency, and accountability.

Grant Awarding

Applications are due in October, awards are announced in November, and funds are distributed by the end of the calendar year.  Specific dates will be communicated to the chosen grant recipients.


Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from Northfield Shares!

Before you begin your application, we encourage you to review our grant guidelines and Managed Funds.

We expect grantees to:

  • Project FriendshipReport back to Northfield Shares by completing the Grant Impact Report by the end of our grant cycle (September 30), and send it along with photos of your project to
  • Return any unused funds at the end of the grant cycle to Northfield Shares, unless the grant recipient has been given an extension in writing.

A few items of note:

  • The online grant application will open on July 15, 2024.
  • The deadline for submitting an application is October 4, 2024.
  • All applications must be filled out completely, and supporting documents must be submitted.
  • Applicants may be asked for additional information during the review process.
  • Applicants will be notified in late fall of the grant decisions, with funds being disbursed by end of the calendar year.
  • Successful grantees will be expected to sign a Grant Agreement prior to funds being disbursed.
  • Grant Impact Reports are due by September 30, following receipt of a grant.  Previous grant recipients must send their Grant Impact Report before submitting a new application for grant funding.

Do you have questions about our grant process?