Grant Information

Grants are issued annually to nonprofit organizations that have a tax exempt 501(c)(3) status. Last year GIFT proudly awarded over $160,000 in grants to support schools, hospitals, nursing homes and various organizations throughout our community. These funds were made available by donors who had the philanthropic passion to establish endowments for these purposes.


GIFT Grant applications must be submitted using the process below:

GIFT, as a component fund of the Community Foundation of Great River Bend (CFGRB), uses CFGRB’s online grant application system. Our online grant system allows applicants to complete, save and submit their grant applications and final reports in one place and have ongoing access to them.

  • For a brief written overview of the features of this system, click here
  • For a five minute video that demonstrates the steps for creating an organizational profile and completing a grant application, click here.
  • For step-by-step written instructions for using the online grant system, click here.
  • To apply for a grant from GIFT, click here and log in or create a new account.
  • In the system, make sure to select "2017 GIFT (Geneseo Is For Tomorrow) Foundation Grants" to open an application.

So that you don't miss any important communication from us, please add this email address to your email contact lists: Automated emails from the online grants system will come from this address. (Do not send emails to this address.)


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