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Community Mini Grants

Truliant provides funding of up to $1,500 for nonprofit programming needs.

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The application period for the Truliant Foundation's Community Mini Grant program closed at midnight on Monday, May 2. The next cycle will open in April 2023.​ 

The Truliant Foundation's Community Mini Grant program provides grants up to $1,500 for programming expenses for nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status who have operated for a minimum of three years.

Consideration is given to nonprofits that meet the following criteria:

  • Have a tax-exempt status under the IRS section 501(c)(3)
  • Have been in operation for at least three years
  • Have a volunteer board overseeing the organization
  • Align with one of our focus areas (outlined below)

2021 Community Mini Grant Winners

Alamance Community College Foundation (Graham)
ANSWER Scholarship (Charlotte)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Piedmont (High Point)
Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County (Shelby)
Children’s Home Society of NC (Charlotte)
Circle de Luz (Charlotte)
Crittenden Services (Charlotte)
Crosby Scholars Community Partnership (Winston-Salem)
Families Forward (Charlotte)
Feeding Southwest Virginia (Bristol, VA)
Financial Pathways of the Piedmont (Winston-Salem)
greeNest (Winston-Salem)
Grooming Greatness Foundation (Charlotte)
Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ+ Center (Greensboro)
Habitat for Humanity Greenville County (Greenville, SC)
Helping Overcome Poverty’s Existence (Wytheville, VA)
Hispanic League (Winston-Salem)
H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem
Junior Achievement Central Carolinas (Charlotte)
LEAD Girls of NC (Winston-Salem)
Matthews HELP Center (Matthews)
Moms Making Moves (Charlotte)
My FACE, Inc. (Winston-Salem)
Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread (Radford, VA)
Right Moves for Youth (Charlotte)
The Color of Reason-Women’s Community Council (Greensboro)
Triad Restorative Justice (Winston-Salem)
United Way of Greater High Point (High Point)
West End Ministries (High Point)
Young Black Leadership Alliance (Charlotte)

Focus Areas

Improving lives goes well beyond providing our members with trusted guidance, products, and services to meet their needs. The Truliant Foundation invests in local community programs supporting four focus areas: Community Development, Economic Mobility, Financial Wellness and Youth and Education. These areas are essential to our mission and to strengthen our communities.

Community Development

Non-profit and community organizations that cultivate relationships, social responsibility, civic engagement and collaboration that build community.

  • Partnerships among community organizations
  • Community empowerment and building activities
  • Seasonal needs or disaster relief

Economic Mobility

Non-profit and community organizations providing personal guidance and activities that build financial stability and social prosperity for individuals and their families.

  • Food insecurity
  • Access to transportation
  • Workforce development

Financial Wellness

Non-profit and community organizations that are specifically engaged in activities that promote and improve financial inclusion and financial literacy.

  • First-time homebuyer programs
  • Financial counseling
  • Efforts to build or establish credit

Youth and Education

Non-profit and community organizations supporting education and programming from middle school through high school.

  • ​Student mentoring and leadership development
  • Soft skills development
  • Efforts to support and retain teachers

Funding Exclusions

Truliant is unable to support some requests.

Examples include:

  • Capital campaigns
  • Individuals or families
  • Faith-based organizations
  • For-profit organizations or those without a 501(c)(3) status
  • Political candidates, parties, campaigns or causes
  • Clubs, groups and organizations within a school
  • Nonprofits operating outside of a Truliant community that discriminate based on race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status or other legally protected status
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About the Truliant Community Mini Grant Program

Since 2008, Truliant’s Community Mini Grant program has awarded more than $350,000 to more than 390 nonprofit organizations to address programming and capacity-building needs. The Community Mini Grant program is part of the Truliant Foundation.