Grant Application Guidelines

Next Grant Cycle Ends:

February 1, 2022

Central Oregon Grant, The Clabough Foundation

Our Mission

The Clabough Foundation aims to promote and improve the conservancy and stewardship of natural resources, and to promote and foster regional arts and cultural offerings, by aiding public and private organizations involved in such activities specifically in the areas of North Carolina and Oregon described below.

Areas of Focus:

We like to fund projects and groups who create positive change that encompass the broadest public benefit within their communities in these areas:

  • Social Services
  • Community-based Programs
  • Arts & Culture
  • Education
  • Environmental Stewardship

Purpose and Geographic Scope

The Clabough Foundation is a private foundation that distributes grants in support of nonprofit organizations whose activities promote the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting recreational and educational endeavors with a cultural, environmental or other similar focus.

The Foundation prefers to fund projects, rather than operating funds. No grants will be given for annual fund drives or deficits already incurred. No grants will be made to individuals. The Foundation prefers to fund organizations for one year only. The Foundation limits its funding to the High Country area of North Carolina (Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell and Watauga counties) and the Deschutes River Watershed area of Central Oregon.

The Clabough Foundation grants range from $1,000 to $15,000. The Foundation provides major grants for special projects in the range of $25,000 to $100,000.

Eligibility Considerations and Requirements

Grant requests are considered only from organizations that are established nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organizations and public entities in the above named geographic areas.

Review the Clabough Foundation purpose and geographical scope to determine if your charitable activity or organization meets these guidelines. Clabough Foundation welcomes requests from new or small organizations as long as they have a 501(c)(3) status.

To Apply

  1. Complete the grant application.
  2. Submit one copy of each of the following documents:
  • Signed letter from the chief staff person and board chair.
  • One page description of the needs, project goals and personnel required. Include
    projected income sources and expenditures.
  • Project and operation details.
  • Copy of most recent financial statement, audited, if available
  • Current list of Board members and their affiliations
  • Copy of 501 (c) (3) determination letter.

Application Review

The Foundation will acknowledge each application received. Additional material may also be requested. Throughout this time, applicants are encouraged to notify the Foundation of any changes in the status of the project under review, including its funding. Final grant decisions will be announced approximately 10-12 weeks after each deadline. All applicants will be advised as to the outcome of their proposals. All decisions are final.

Grant awards are paid upon receipt of the signed grant agreement. Grantees may be asked to submit end of grant period reports. The Foundation must receive this report before considering any further grant applications from the same organization. The Clabough Foundation endeavors to serve organizations throughout the indicated geographic areas. Despite this commitment, the Foundation is unable to fund every request it receives, and priorities may change from year to year. Denial of a request is not a reflection on the quality or worthiness of an organization.

North Carolina High Country Grants

Application Deadlines

There is one application deadline per year: February 1st

To be considered submit online or via mail by February 1st. If mailing application it must be postmarked by the deadline date; when one of these dates falls on a weekend or holiday, the postmark may reflect the following business day. Applications sent by fax cannot be accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the grant deadline?

We have one application deadline per year on February 1st. All grant proposals must be submitted on the date or postmarked by the deadline date.

When is the grant deadline?

We have one application deadline per year on February 1st. All grant proposals must be submitted on the date or postmarked by the deadline date.

What geographic area does my nonprofit need to be located?

The High Country area of North Carolina (Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell and Watauga counties) and the Deschutes River Watershed area of Central Oregon (Deschutes County).

Do you accept faxed grant applications?

NO, the foundation DOES NOT accept faxed grant applications.

If I want to mail my grant application where do I send it?

The Clabough Foundation
Attention: Frank B. Gibb, III
P O Box 1368
Roseville, CA 95678

If I want to mail my grant application where do I send it?

The Clabough Foundation
Attention: Frank B. Gibb, III
P O Box 1368
Roseville, CA 95678

I have more questions, can I send you an email?

Yes, please email us at theclaboughfoundation@gmail.com.

What size grants do you award?

The Clabough Foundation grants range from $1,000 to $15,000. The Foundation provides major grants for special projects in the range of $25,000 to $100,000.