Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation of St. Joseph County
08/01/19 Postmarked or Receipt
Awards and grants to St. Joseph County, Indiana nonprofits to recognize outstanding achievements in charitable areas. Candidates must submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Applicants should demonstrate exceptional management, leadership, and programming. Grants may be used to help cover any additional fundraising and communication expenses, for general operating purposes, or be applied to the organization's match.
The award is intended to:
- Recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievement of a local nonprofit
- Attract valuable resources to the award winner to help sustain its strength
- Motivate all charities in our community to pursue excellence through the inspiring examples of the winners and the hope of a major award
At its discretion, the committee may select 1-2 other organizations to receive special recognition highlighting particular achievements or qualities. Recipients of Special Recognition Awards shall receive a grant to be used in furtherance of the specified achievement.
GrantWatch ID#: 143444
1 Leighton Award; 1-2 Special Recognition Awards
The Leighton award is a $150,000 endowment challenge grant. Recipients must raise $150,000 in matching funds. The resulting $300,000 will be used to create or add to a fund in the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County for the award recipient’s benefit.
The Leighton Award winner will also receive a $25,000 cash award.
Recipients of Special Recognition Awards shall receive a grant of $10,000.
In award years, the winner will be publicly announced each September by the Community Foundation. Recipients will have two years to secure $150,000 in matching gifts and pledges.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
LOIs and appplications should be submitted online:
Angela Workman, Program Staff
If you think your organization has already registered in the system, contact Program Officer Kayla Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your status in the system and receive any necessary instructions.
Community Foundation of St. Joseph County
205 W. Jefferson Blvd.
P.O. Box 837
South Bend, Indiana, 46624
Phone: (574) 232-0041
Fax: (574) 233-1906
USA: Indiana: St. Joseph County
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