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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 $1 million in community and education grants since the program’s inception in 2006. For more information regarding the FOCUS Broadband grants program, call 910-755-1885.

The application window is now closed. Applications for the 2025 grant program will reopen later this year.

Read Guidelines, Criteria & Exclusions


  • Community Connections grants must directly benefit residents in areas served by FOCUS Broadband.
  • 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.


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 regarding the FOCUS Broadband Grant Program should be directed to:
FOCUS Broadband Grants
PO Box 3198
Shallotte, NC 28459

2024 Community Grants Recipients

Annual Capt. Murga Gold Tournament
Brunswick Community College Foundation
Brunswick County Literacy Center
Brunswick Search and Rescue, Inc (BSAR)
Building Bridges After School Program

Columbus County Beekeepers Association
Foster Pantry, Inc
Going Beyond the Pink
Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation
La Amigas Red Springs Chapter Inc
Lower Cape Fear LifeCare

Lumber River United Way
Saint Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church
Seaside Reaching and Teaching Students (STARS)
St. James Fire and Rescue
The National Alliance for Father Friendly Schools
Women’s Life Center


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