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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 has closed for 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)

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

2023 Mini Grant Winners

  • A Better World
  • Books with Color
  • Bright Blessings
  • Chase's Chance
  • Backpack Beginnings
  • Eliza's Helping Hands
  • Family Services of the Piedmont
  • Firm Foundations Youth & Family Outreach
  • Footsteps to Follow
  • Foundation for Girls
  • Generationnation
  • HOPE of Winston Salem
  • Kids Poetry Basketball
  • Literacy Volunteers of New River Valley
  • Out of The Garden Project
  • Alamance County Meals on Wheels
  • Stiletto Boss University
  • The Academy of Goal Achievers
  • Women's Resource Center of Greensboro
  • Life Changing Outreach Ministries
  • New River Community Action
  • The Cares Project
  • Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity
  • Habitat for Humanity Greenville County
  • IFB Solutions
  • A Legacy of HOPE
  • Classroom Central
  • Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus
  • Facet
  • Matthews Help Center
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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.