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Grants to Indiana Nonprofits in Eligible Locations to Improve the Quality of Life for Local Residents

Fall Grants


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Funding Source
Community Foundation of Jackson County
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Geographic Focus
USA: Indiana: Jackson County

Important Dates
Deadline: 07/31/23 Close of Business - Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to improve the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended to support programs and projects in the areas of arts and culture, human services, economic development, and education. Funded projects must serve the residents of Jackson County.

The Community Foundation of Jackson County offers the Fall Grants program focusing on the following areas of interest: 

  • Education: Projects that support and enhance educational programs serving a broad  spectrum of Jackson County residents.
  • Economic Development: Projects that explore new ways to improve the lives of Jackson  County residents through development of the county’s economic strength.
  • Human Services: Projects that support human service organizations programs and services  for residents from children and youth to senior citizens.
  • Arts and Culture: Projects that support programs and facilities that are designed to establish  diversified county cultural programs that offer widespread opportunities for participation and  appreciation of the arts throughout the county.

In order to most effectively fulfill its philanthropic responsibilities in Jackson County within the limits of its resources, the Foundation's grant program will emphasize change-oriented and focused types of grants. The grant program will work to anticipate the changing needs of the community and be flexible in responding to them.

The Foundation encourages innovative thought, program expansion, and development of capacity by area nonprofit organizations.


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

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Jackson County organizations are eligible to apply. Faith-Based organizations may also apply.

Grant Policies:

A. Grants will be made only to organizations whose programs benefit the residents of Jackson County.
B. Grants will be made only to organizations that demonstrate responsible money management and adequate accounting procedures.
C. No grants will be made solely to individuals but can be made for the benefit of certain individuals for such purposes as special programs through educational institutions and other sponsoring recipient organizations or where a sufficient “charitable class” (as defined by the IRS) exists.
D. Generally, grants will not be made to enable individuals or groups of individuals to attend seminars or take trips except where there are special circumstances of a clear benefit to the larger community.
E. No grants will be made specifically for sectarian religious purposes but can be made to religious organizations for general community programs. Programs that include both religious components and social needs will be carefully reviewed.
F. No grants will be made exclusively for endowment purposes of recipient organizations.
G. Generally, no grant proposals will be considered by the Foundation which has been proposed by individuals for organizations responsible to advisory bodies or persons unless letters of recommendation or approval from those advisory bodies or persons accompany the grant proposals.
H. Generally, grants will not be made for programs and/or equipment that were committed to prior to the grant proposal being submitted.
I. Final grant evaluation reports will be required to be submitted by grantees.
J. No grants will be made to political organizations or campaigns.
K. No grants will be made to fund state or national fundraising efforts.
L. All grants are to be for a charitable purpose as defined by the IRS, normally organizations with an IRS 501 (C) (3) determination letter.

Pre-Application Information
Grant proposals are due back at the Foundation office by end of business on July 31. Should this date fall on a weekend, proposals are due the Monday immediately following the 31st. Grants are awarded in October.

Organizations will be notified of the Board’s decision as soon as possible and formal notification
of acceptance or denial will be forwarded within 30 days.

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Contact Information
All requests for grants or other information about the Foundation should be sent to:

The Community Foundation of Jackson County, Inc.
P.O. Box 1231
107 Community Drive
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone: 812-523-4483

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