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Grant to an Indiana Nonprofit or Agency to Benefit Local Communities

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: Indiana: Daviess County

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Women's Fund Grants

Daviess County Community Foundation


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #135894

Grant Description

Grant of up to $10,000 to an Indiana nonprofit organization or government agency for programs to benefit eligible regions. Funding is intended to support projects and activities in the areas of human services, education, arts and culture, health, community development, and other civic efforts such as the environment, recreation, and youth development. Funded programs must serve the residents of Daviess County.

Program Areas: 

  • Arts and Culture: Activities that strengthen the stability of arts organizations, make the arts accessible to low-income populations, enhance the understanding of all types of arts and humanities, and promote the appreciation or understanding of historical events.
  • Community Development: Activities that foster civil rights, our society, advocacy, community improvement, capacity building, philanthropy, volunteerism, grantmaking, strong neighborhoods; that improve the effectiveness of government, public administration and public officials; that assess community needs; and that support the programs of leadership organizations.
  • Education: Activities that improve the educational attainment of children and adults, both in and out of the classroom; that support formally constituted educational institutions and organizations or entities that administer or support these institutions; that support libraries and organizations whose primary purpose is to provide opportunities for supplementing and continuing education outside the framework of formal education institutions; and that support organizations which provide education-related services to students and schools.
  • Health: Activities that improve and promote health outcomes; general and rehabilitative health services; mental health; crisis intervention; associations or services associated with specific diseases, disorders, and medical disciplines; and medical research.
  • Human Services: Activities that maximize the functioning of special needs populations in mainstream society; that protect the public (crime and delinquency prevention, legal administration, legal services); that promote and support employment and jobs, food and nutrition, agriculture, housing and shelter, public safety, and disaster preparedness and relief; and that support child daycare programs, the United Way, YMCA, YWCA, firefighting activities, and programs of community centers.
  • Other Civic Endeavors:
    • Environment: Activities that foster pollution control and abatement, protection and conservation of natural resources, botanic and horticulture, environmental beautification, preservation of open spaces, environmental education and outdoor survival, protection and welfare of animals, humane societies, wildlife preservation and protection, veterinary services, zoos and aquariums, and specialty animal services.
    • Recreation: Improving and promoting recreational and leisure activities, parks, and community sporting events and activities.
    • Youth Development: Activities that strengthen the family unit, help children grow and develop, foster youth sports and athletics, that support the Future Farmers of America or other youth development programs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and scouting. 

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Women’s Fund of Daviess County welcomes funding requests from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need. The nonprofit may be required to obtain a fiscal sponsor.

Funding requests submitted by an entity under the auspices of another agency must include a written statement signed by the agency’s board president on behalf of the board of directors agreeing to act as the entity’s fiscal sponsor, to receive grant monies if awarded, and to oversee the proposed project.

During 2020, the Women’s Fund will award a grant to support a project or program in Daviess County.

Project Areas not considered for funding:

- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Political parties or campaigns
- Endowment creation or debt reduction
- Operating costs (Costs that keep the organization running and the doors open, i.e., general computer software or hardware, staff salary, general office supplies or equipment, utilities, etc.)
- Capital campaigns (Large capital projects that may take several years to complete where there is no defined area for use of the grant)
- Annual appeals or membership contributions
- Travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or classes

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline:
- Funding requests will be accepted from Monday, February 8 through Monday, March 22, 2021. 

The Women’s Fund grants committee will review applications, conduct virtual site visits or phone conferences, and select finalists for further consideration. Applicants will be notified by April 30, 2021, whether or not they’ve been selected as a finalist. Each finalist will be invited to prepare a brief written summary (limited to one page front and back) of their project to be presented to the Women’s Fund membership. After reviewing the finalist projects, the Women’s Fund membership will cast their votes via mail, and the organization whose request receives the majority of votes will be awarded the grant.

Foundation staff will provide specific instructions to finalists at the time of notification. The grant recipient is expected to be announced in June.

Program Areas: https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/daviess/program-areas/

How to apply: https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/daviess/apply-grants/

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

During 2021, the Women’s Fund will award a single grant of up to $10,000.

Contact Information:

Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=alliance9

Daviess County Community Foundation
Affiliate, Community Foundation Alliance
320 E. Main Street
Washington, IN 47501
812-254-9354 (main)

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