Traditional Grants

Traditional grant opportunities are available during all four grant cycles. Grant requests for funding typically range from $300 to several thousands of dollars, and not-for-profit organizations that serve Adams County residents are invited to submit an application. Please keep in mind that all not-for-profit organizations awarded a grant through the ACCF are expected to provide proof that grant funds were used to directly benefit Adams County residents.


How do I submit a Traditional grant? How does the process work?


The ACCF Traditional grant process is designed to be uncomplicated and user-friendly.

Step 1:   Download the Traditional grant application from our website (see 'Grant Info' home page) or stop by the ACCF obtain a copy. Complete the application and submit the required number of complete copies (along with any additional supplemental materials you wish) to the ACCF by 4 pm on the due date. Please note the maximum request amount for each cycle as outlined on the 'Grant Info' page.  The grant committee will review all applications and meet to discuss grant distributions. Typically, notifications of the grant committee’s decision are mailed out within four weeks of the due date.

Step 2:   If your organization is chosen to receive a grant, the grant writer must sign and date the Grant Acceptance Agreement (Form 1) and Grant Application Certificate (Form 2) that was included with the notification letter. Once these forms have been returned to the ACCF, a check will be processed and mailed to the organization along with Follow-Up (Form 3) and Reporting to the Community (Form 4).

Step 3:   Upon completion of the program or event the grant supported, the grant writer must complete and submit Follow-Up (Form 3) to the ACCF. Please include receipts (dated AFTER the date of the grant check) showing proof of payment.

Step 4:   Contact the ACCF to arrange for a publicity photo to be taken. These photos will be submitted to local newspapers for accountability purposes and as a way to communicate to the public and ACCF donors how their donations are being used. Please note: if possible, the ACCF prefers the publicity photo be taken during the program or event that the grant funds were used for. If that is not viable, other arrangements can be made.


If you have any questions regarding this grant cycle, please contact the ACCF at 260.724.3939 or