Fairfield Community Foundation

An Affiliate of Hamilton Community Foundation

Community Grant Fund 

Unrestricted community grants are made possible through the generosity and vision of donors in Fairfield who want to empower the Foundation Advisory board to meet the needs in Fairfield today and in the future.

Grants are awarded to support nonprofit organizations serving the city of Fairfield and Fairfield Township.

The Fairfield Community Foundation (FCF) makes it easy for you to apply for a grant online. All FCF grant applications are accepted through our online application only.

Click here to access the online grant application system to create your account.

How it works

A grant applicant creates an account in the Online Grants Application, and then logs on and starts a new grant application.  Your application can be saved as a draft, and when you log on again it's easy to return to that draft, make edits, and submit the application.  Each account maintains a record of the application history that you can access at any time.  

NOTE: Users will be logged out of the system after 90 minutes of inactivity, so if you think you will be done working in the system for a while, click "SAVE" to be safe.  

We recommend that you carefully read the instructions and reference materials found on this page before registering and starting your first application.

Creating your online account

All applicants are required to create an account. We suggest creating your account well in advance of the grant deadline to avoid any last-minute issues.  At the time of registration, you are required to enter the following information:

  • A username that is an email address
  • Your contact information
  • Your organization's information, including the EIN/Tax ID number (required)
  • Contact information for the organization's Executive Director/CEO

 Helpful tips when applying

  • For the best user experience when accessing our Online Grants Manager, we suggest using one of the following browsers: Google Chrome 14 or higher, Firefox 9 or higher, or Safari 4 or higher.  Do not use Internet Explorer.  
  • Our grants must be paid to a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit or to a public entity, such as a city, public school or state agency.  All others will need to use a fiscal sponsor.  See form below. 

All applications are due by 5pm on the date of the deadline.  You will not be able to submit your application after that time.