The CarolinaEast Foundation has two grant cycles per year. Each nonprofit organization can make one request per year. A new Foundation policy states that nonprofits must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) before requesting a full grant proposal (see under "Grant application process" below for more information.) The next Letter of Intent deadline is October 15, 2019.
After review of an organization's Letter of Intent, the Foundation will notify the organization if they have been approved to submit a full grant proposal. An invitation for a full proposal does not guarantee funding. The next grant deadline for the 2020 fiscal year is December 13, 2019. Grant applications are due in the Foundation office no later than 5 p.m. Applicants should submit 10 copies plus an original (for a total of 11). Please call the Foundation office at 252.633.8247 if you have any questions about grant requests or applications.
Second Grant Cycle FY 2019
Letter of Intent Deadline: May 16, 2019
Organizations notified if approved to submit a full proposal: June 10, 2019
Full grant proposal packet due: July 19, 2019
Grant Payout: August 28, 2019
First Grant Cycle FY 2020
Letter of Intent Deadline: October 15, 2019
Organizations notified if approved to submit a full proposal: November 6, 2019
Full grant proposal packet due: December 13, 2019
Grant Payout: February 12, 2020
Second Grant Cycle FY 2020
Letter of Intent Deadline: May 15, 2020
Organizations notified if approved to submit a full proposal: June 8, 2020
Full grant proposal packet due: July 17, 2020
Grant Payout: September 2, 2020
Grant application process
Letter of intent
The CarolinaEast Foundation is now requiring nonprofit organizations to submit a letter of intent (LOI) before requesting a full grant proposal. This is a change in our policy intended to help the nonprofits: not to add work but to make sure the program goal of the nonprofit aligns with our mission closely. Before sending the LOI, we encourage you to review the CarolinaEast Foundation's mission and allocation policy to determine if your request is closely aligned with our funding guidelines.
Letters of intent should be one page, describing your organization and proposed project. Please submit the LOI on your organization's letterhead. The LOI should include the following:
Please include a short executive summary that includes your organization's name, your mission, the amount of money requested and a description of the project. Please explain how the project fits with our guidelines and mission and why it would be a good fit for the Foundation.
Give a brief history of your nonprofit and provide an overview of your programs.
Statement of need
Explain the need that can be met by your project. Describe the target population and geographical area. Include the outcomes of the project.
Please do not include additional information such as binders, books, videos, brochures, etc.
First cycle inquiries should be submitted by October 15, 2019, by 5 p.m., to the CarolinaEast Foundation.
By mail or in Prescription person: 2007-B Neuse Blvd., New Bern, NC 28560
The Foundation will notify your organization within three weeks, if your organization has been approved to submit a full proposal. An invitation for a full proposal does not guarantee funding.
Please click the link below to download the allocation policies, grant procedure, and application in either a PDF file or Word document.
Note: The Foundation does not fund salaries, events, indirect or promotional expenses.