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About our Grant Program

The College Park Community Foundation (CPCF) is a component fund of the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region. Our grantmaking philosophy rests on two principles: sustainability and accountability.

Sustainability. CPCF grants are intended to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to provide services in College Park. Criteria for projects looks at how the proposed use of funds will improve the organization’s long-term viability. CPCF expects that grant funds will not be used to supplant ordinary operating expenses.

Accountability. CPCF is trusted by its donors to ensure responsible, effective use of grant funds. As such, CPCF expects transparency and accountability from grantees and intends to provide it in return. This includes regular reporting and documentation of the use of funds, as well as identifying challenges early so they can be addressed in partnership.