Creating New Economies Fund

Application Guidelines

Our application cycle is currently closed, but please note the eligibility and application requirements below.

Who Is Eligible To Apply

Resourceful Communities partners (nonprofits and municipalities) are eligible to apply for a Creating New Economies Fund (CNEF) grant.

What CNEF Does Not Fund

CNEF grants do not support deficit financing nor individuals/ initiatives not associated with an organization or community.  CNEF funding supports projects within North Carolina only.

Basic Guidelines

Each organization is required to attend a technical assistance session prior to submitting a proposal.

Projects must integrate the triple bottom line – sustainable economic development, social justice and environmental stewardship.

In addition, partners are encouraged to involve traditionally under-served communities in planning and implementation efforts and to collaborate with other partners. 

More Information

Technical assistance sessions, which are required for new applicants, have been completed for the upcoming cycle.  We encourage you to sign up for our e-updates, which include information about upcoming grant cycles. Email dpratt@conservationfund.org to sign up.

Email kmarks@conservationfund.org if you’d like additional information.