The Springfield Foundation awards competitive grants from a variety of funds created by our donors. We offer one grantmaking deadline per year. The application deadline for 2021 is Friday, August 13 at 5:00 p.m. Decisions for grant awards are typically announced at the end of November.
The online application form is accessible through the website beginning May 1, 2021. Please note that first consideration is given to applicants whose programs, projects and services are closely aligned with the Foundation’s grantmaking goals presented on the Funding Initiatives page of the website.
For those unfamiliar with the Foundation’s application process, you are encouraged to attend one of the Grant Information Sessions that are held in the spring. These workshops offer an overview of the grant application process. View Workshops & Deadlines for specific dates.
Through our competitive grants program, we invest in nonprofits that are working to meet current community needs in the fields of Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education, Environment, Conservation & Animals, Health, and Human Services.
We also provide field of interest funding from endowments created by donors directed to a broad area reflecting their personal interests. There is no separate application for this funding. All applications are evaluated for their relevance to these areas which include:
- Animal Causes
- Arts including preforming arts in the schools
- Children and Youth
- Conservation and Preservation
- Construction Trades (Training and Education)
- Environmental Activities
- Health (Cardiac & Respiratory Ailments, Cancer Care, Prenatal and Postpartum programs, Dental)
- Homeless Shelters
- People with Disabilities (Blind & Vision Impaired, Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Physical, Developmental)
The Springfield Foundation uses an online platform called SmarterSelect for grant applications and grant reports. Instructions for setting up an account and starting a new application can be found below. Should you have issues with technology or internet, please contact us for assistance.