Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History’s staff with Fusion Youth Radio and Beat Making Lab youth at the Allied Media Conference.
Please read the guidelines and procedures and contact us with questions.
Please note that in 2024, we will only be considering grant requests from organizations that have previously received funding from us.
>> Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and have a 501(c)(3) determination letter from the IRS.
Applicants must have a current North Carolina charitable solicitation license or statutory exemption.
The work of the organization must benefit Chapel Hill-Carrboro residents. Nonprofits may be located outside of Chapel Hill-Carrboro, as long as the services or programs benefit Chapel Hill-Carrboro individuals or groups.
If your organization will be applying through a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks prior to the grant application deadline to ensure eligibility and to receive additional paperwork that must be submitted.
Please note that in 2024, we will only be accepting grant applications from organizations that have previously received funding from us.
An organization may receive no more than one grant award in a 12-month period and no more than two grant awards in a 36-month period.
No funding will be awarded to individuals or government entities.
No funding will be granted for programs or summer camps held in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools or for CHCCS students. (Strowd Roses provides an annual block grant to the Public School Foundation, which supports summer camp programming and teacher/staff grants).
No funding will be granted for UNC-affiliated clubs or programs. Strowd Roses defines UNC-affiliated as any one (or more) of the following:
The organization’s board of directors is comprised of UNC’s Board of Trustees
The organization is physically housed at a University school/unit
Paychecks to the staff are from UNC-Chapel Hill
The application is filled out by University Development staff
The organization is not a separate 501(c)3
UNC students are the primary beneficiary of programs
Award amounts will vary based on organizational capacity, scope of services provided, community needs, and total resources available. The maximum amount organizations can request is $10,000.