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Grants to Jackson County, Indiana Nonprofits for Education,
Economic Development, Human Services, and the Arts

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation of Jackson County

Deadline Date:

07/31/17 Close of Business


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Grants to Jackson County, Indiana nonprofit organizations for community benefit programs. Funding is intended for projects and programs in the focus areas of education, economic development, human services, and arts and culture. The Foundation gives preference to focused, change-oriented proposals.

Areas of Interest Details:

- 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 in and appreciation of the arts throughout the county.

In reviewing grant proposals, the Foundation generally utilizes the following evaluation criteria:

A. Does the Foundation have adequate resources to effectively respond to this need?
B. Is there an established need for the program or project for which the grant is requested?
C. Is it appropriate for the Foundation to make a grant for the requested purpose, or are there other more compatible sources of potential funding?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143990

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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:

Proposals are due in the Foundation office not later than the close of business day on July 31, 2017. Should this date fall on a weekend, proposals are due the Monday immediately following the 31st.

The Grant Committee will then make a summary presentation and recommendation to the Board of Directors at its October meeting. 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.

The Foundation encourages participation of other contributions by using matching, challenge, and other grant techniques.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Jackson County