Acendia Grant Program

Nonprofit organizations often have a diverse range of goals, but often don’t have access to the funding required to accomplish all of those objectives. That’s where the Acendia Grant program comes in.

Grants are available for non-profits of all sizes and missions, with a maximum value of up to $25,000. We encourage you to apply quickly, as grants recipients are determined based on both need and application date.

Eligible Projects

  • Acendia Grants help to mitigate costs while providing in-kind services for:
    • Brand Development
    • Marketing
    • Web Projects

Services covered by the grant include:

  • App Design, Training and Development:
    • Graphic Design, App Setup
  • Promotional Materials:
    • Posters, Banners, Mail Pieces
  • Digital Marketing Promotion:
    • Promo Materials, Social Media, Search, Email

Acendia Grant Application

Fill out the short form below and we will send you a full application via email.


  • The Acendia Grant process will accept a CGA for your area. Not all CGA’s cover the required information requests that are provided in a CGA. We would require a small supplemental response for any items that your CGA does not cover.
  • Acendia Grants are awarded Quarterly.
  • There are multiple Acendia Grant awards available in each quarter. There is not a set number of awards that are provided, as it depends on the number of applications and the size of the applications.
  • Depending on the volume of requests, we provide an initial determination and any request for clarification or additional documentation within the first 3-4 weeks.
  • Acendia Grant recipients are not made public. The terms and conditions of the Grant Award does provide for public disclosure and use.
  • We apologize, but Acendia Grants are only available to qualifying non-profits recognized by the IRS with 501(c)3 status.
  • Acendia Grants are awarded in the range of $1000 up to $25,000.
  • While Grants are awarded every quarter, applications are limited to 1 per year per organization. You are welcome to apply in subsequent years, if your application was declined.
  • For Acendia Grants pledged for app implementation, there would not be additional documentation. For Promotional Materials or Digital Marketing Promotion Grants, there would be implementation reports required.
  • Yes. The Acendia Grant Application is the minimum required information to be considered for grant award. If you have additional materials that you would like to provide that provides information that you feel is critical to the review of your application, then please provide that with your application.
  • The Acendia Grant program has awards available to non-profits of all sizes. One thing that is common with all non-profits is that regardless of the size they all have financial challenges. Whether your institution is very small or very large, there are Grants available to your non-profit.
  • The Acendia Grant program does not make a determination based on the type of non-profit that you are. Acendia makes their determinations based on need, potential impact, and funding availability. Whether you are a cultural institution or an advocacy group does not matter. If you are a recognized 501(c)3 organization, you would qualify for an Acendia Grant.