Special Grants & Funds

Featured grants, funds, and programs

Here at the Gaston Community Foundation, we are proud to feature a variety of special grants, funds, and programs that help to create lasting impact for our local communities.

Browse Scholarships

Explore more than 2 dozen scholarships that help pave the way for a future generation of community leaders

More than 32 scholarships are offered through the Community Foundation to a variety of students. Each scholarship has a set criteria, created by the donor, that can be found on our Scholarship page. Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of Foundation donors.

Community Grants Cycle

Grants for Gaston County non-profits from unrestricted and field-of-interest funds, as allocated by the Board of Directors.

Grantee Press Kit

Congratulations on your grant approval! To help you communicate the impact of your work, we have created a Grantee Press Kit.

Response to the Pandemic

COVID-19 Virus Relief Fund

The Fund is jointly administered by the Gaston Community Foundation and United Way of Gaston County and is available to any local nonprofit currently meeting the needs of those during this pandemic. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.