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FOCUS Broadband Community Grants

As a cooperative, FOCUS Broadband is dedicated to helping improve the communities we serve. Each year, FOCUS Broadband awards $40,000 to the numerous causes and worthwhile organizations that make a positive difference in the lives of local resident’s through our Community Grant Program. We’ve awarded more than $925,000 in community and education grants since the program’s inception in 2006.

Applications for the 2023 grant program are being accepted now through February 28th, 2023. For more information regarding the grants program, call 910-755-1677.

2023 Grant Application Budget Form

Read Guidelines, Criteria & Exclusions

Guidelines/Criteria

  • Community Connections community grants must directly benefit residents in Brunswick County, Columbus County, or Robeson County.
  • Maximum request is $2,500.
  • Funds are disbursed for single-use and must be expended within one year of receipt.
  • Grants are open to nonprofit/educational organizations or educators in FOCUS Broadband’s service area or one in another county offering a program benefiting local residents. 100% of the funds must be used to benefit residents in FOCUS Broadband's service area.
  • An organization may apply once per 12-month period.

Exclusions

Grant funds will not be available for the following: religious organizations or activities, political organizations or activities, capital campaigns, individuals, beauty pageants, scholarships; advertising, fraternal organizations, sponsorship of fund-raising events (such as raffles, auctions, walk-a-thons or telethons); general operating funds, payments to individuals for services, endowments and labor organizations. In addition, grants will not be issued to groups or organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, age, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Inquiries

Inquiries regarding the FOCUS Broadband Grant Program should be directed to:
FOCUS Broadband Grants
PO Box 3198
Shallotte, NC 28459
Email: grants@focusbroadband.com

2022 Community Grants Recipients

Brunswick County Literacy Council, Inc
Brunswick County Wellness Center
Brunswick Little Theatre
Brunswick Search and Rescue
Calabash Fire Department Auxiliary
Cape Fear Blue Star Mothers of America, Chapter NC 16

John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68
Lower Cape Fear LifeCare
Marine Corps League Detachment 1036
Oak Island Water Rescue
Paws-Ability
Power Walking Ministries

Smart Start of Brunswick County
South Brunswick Interchurch Council
Takin’ It To The Streets
The Carousel Center
The Cedar Grove Improvement Center
WAVES 4 K.I.D.S.

 

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