High impact grantmaking starts with identifying the 501(c)(3) public charities and governmental entities (like cities, villages and school districts) that are committed to creating positive change in your place. Below are some examples of applications that will empower your fund to do exactly that.

If you have questions on high impact grantmaking or other types of applications your fund might need, contact your Affiliated Fund Development Coordinator.

Grant Applications

Brown County

Granting Guidelines


Letters and Forms

Grant Agreement Form – Kreutz Bennett Donor-Advised Fund
Grant Approval Letter – Kreutz Bennett Donor-Advised Fund

Nontraditional Scholarship Application

Brown County

Youth Philanthropy Contests

Youth Philanthropy Contest Application – Norfolk
Youth Philanthropy Guidelines – Norfolk


Volunteers,  peer mentors and NCF staff describe in their own words their grantmaking strategies and successes.