The Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund
In April 2010, the Trust created by Duff McDuff Green Jr. established a fund at the Community Foundation intended to support – in a timeless way – the causes he cared so deeply about. Among Mr. Green's passions were preserving land and providing opportunities for children to have healthy outdoor activities.
The deadline to apply for the large grant cycle (requests over $7,500) is June 5, 2023. All proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the review the week of August 21, 2023.
The deadline to apply for the small grants cycle (requests up to $7,500) is December 22, 2023. The application portal opens on November 20, 2023. All proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM. Applicants will be notified of outcomes the week of February 19, 2024.
To qualify for a grant from the Duff McDuff Green Fund, applicants must be a formally organized tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
The Community Foundation will not award grant support to organizations that, in their constitution, bylaws or practices, discriminate against a person or group because of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.
Grantees, however, may target services to a particular population when the targeted groups require specialized programs to meet specific needs not shared by the general population.
In general, the Duff McDuff Green Fund will not make grants for the following purposes:
- Programs outside of Planning District 16
- Capital building expenses
- Fundraising events
- Endowment funds
Funding Focus Areas
Proposals should address one or more of the following general focus areas.
Promote recreation opportunities in the community.
This includes programs that seek ways to: increase recreation opportunities or access, build or improve recreation facilities, provide training or technical assistance which promotes increased physical activity and meaningful outdoor experiences. Recreation-related research, education and/or community needs assessment will be considered: for such proposals a compelling local need must be clearly demonstrated.
Benefit our region’s youth.
This includes proposals that aim to improve the quality of life for youth and the community in which they live. IMPORTANT: For the 2023-2024 grant cycle, the Fund Advisors seek proposals that focus on the mental health of our region’s youth. The primary objective of the proposal should be mental health, not just as a side benefit.
Advance local historic/cultural preservation.
Proposals in this category seek to preserve our community’s most significant and endangered cultural treasures.
Grants are available for preservation and/or conservation work on locally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and historic structures and sites. Intellectual and cultural artifacts include objects, collections, documents, sculpture, and works of art. Historic structures and sites include historic districts, lots, buildings, structures, and objects.
If you have questions after reviewing our guidelines, or would like assistance with your application, please contact Casey Hu (email@example.com) or at 540-373-9292 ext. 123.