Community Opportunity Fund

Supporting time-sensitive community issues

The Community Opportunity Fund addresses time-sensitive issues, community and philanthropic leadership and regional innovation. It seeds innovative ideas that have the potential to spark widespread change and focuses on issues and efforts important to the community and aligned with the community foundation’s mission and values. From 2008 to 2013, the Community Opportunity Fund focused on safety-net grants to support essential needs such as access to food, shelter and homelessness prevention services.

Download our Interim Report and Final Report guidelines.

Grant support includes:
  • General operating support to high-performing organizations with a primary mission of providing food or shelter services to the community.
  • Program specific or capacity support to multi-service organizations that have a food and/or shelter program, as well as to organizations with a primary mission of providing food or shelter services.
  • Targeted support to programs that serve hard to reach populations.