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Over the course of our 18-year history, the Guilford Green Foundation has invested more than $750,000, to support programs and nonprofit organizations across Guilford County and surrounding counties that believe in our mission of uniting community.   Your continued support of GGF has helped make this possible.

Changes to the GGF Grant-making Process

We are reducing the number of grants provided by our organization, but will increasing the amount awarded per grant. GGF will work to develop a strategy for identifying key areas of need and then focus larger fund amounts to ensure those areas are addressed.

Who may apply?

Nonprofit organizations, projects, and initiatives whose missions directly protect, improve, and enrich the lives LGBTQ communities in Guilford County and the surrounding counties (Alamance, Rockingham, Davidson and Randolph) are welcome to apply for grants.  Guilford Green Foundation funds a wide range of program areas, including advocacy, arts and culture, community organizing, education, housing and shelter, faith/religion and social services.

Eligible organizations must be established as a 501(c)(3) corporation or have a suitable fiscal agent.

To be included on the distribution list for grant announcements, please send contact us.

 What type of projects does GGF fund?

GGF seeks to fund creative efforts to benefit and inspire the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community by: building leadership capacity and securing rights; affirming and celebrating identity; ensuring safety, wellbeing, and dignified treatment; eliminating discrimination and bias; and meeting unmet needs.

Though funding strategies change and evolve over time, GGF does give preference to innovative projects that respond to especially urgent or relevant issues in LGBTQ communities.  Additionally, it is important to note that GGF has invested greatly in the improvement and/or expansion of ongoing programs and institutions that are of proven value to the community.

Unless otherwise noted, GGF’s annual grant-making program does not provide funding for individuals, or organizations that lack tax exemption under U.S. law.  In general, the Foundation also does not underwrite research projects, art exhibitions, or films.

GGF strongly encourages prospective grantees to schedule a time to meet with GGF Staff or committee members prior to submitting their application, to answer any questions.

How does GGF make its grant decisions?

Grant applications are evaluated by our Grants Advisory Committee.  This is a standing committee of the board comprised of board members—with the exception of at least two spots (reserved for community members with granting knowledge and expertise).  Committee members reflect the diversity of the community GGF serves and bring tremendous expertise to the table.  As a panel they make grant recommendations to our Board of Directors, helping identify and sustain the projects and organizations that best aid GGF’s mission of uniting community as well as working to bring about change to the community.  Upon careful review of the recommendations, grants are ultimately ratified by a GGF Board of Directors vote.

Please contact the GGF office by phone (336-790-8419) or email with questions about our grant-making program.