Grant Online Application

The Community Foundation of WNC is utilizing a web-based grant application. Foundant's Grant Lifecycle Manager is a user-friendly system utilized by over 1,000 foundations.

Foundant has created a five-minute video tutorial for applicants that may be reviewed. It is highly recommended that all applicants review this video before beginning a new application.

When you click on the link below, you will be taken to a screen where you will either sign in if you already have created a login account or create a new account if you do not have an account.

Grant Lifecycle Manager

Caution: Your e-mail address will be your user ID. It should be an email address that anyone accessing the online application can remember. Keep in mind your email user ID is specific to your organization. Make sure you have read the Grant Program description before starting your application. As you begin the online application process, you will input information about your organization. Using your user ID and password, you will always have access to your information and you will be able to update it at your convenience.

Once you have registered, you can access the application form for the grant program you are applying to by clicking on the word “Apply” at the top of the page, then "Apply" (in blue) to the far right of the appropriate grant program. As you begin the application, we recommend choosing the “Question List” at the top right of the application, which provides guidance for each question as well as instructions related to the attachments. You can then develop responses to the application questions and compile the attachments. You can save your application at any point and come back later to finish it.

Take note that there are character count limits for each question that you answer and will include the counting of spaces and punctuation.

Call Grants Manager Diane Crisp at 828-367-9904 or send an email to, should you have any questions about the online system.