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Grants to Indiana Organizations for Charitable Programs and Projects to Benefit Local Residents


Geographic Focus

USA: Indiana: Switzerland County

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Community Funds Grants Program

Community Foundation of Switzerland County (CFSCI)

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #149364

Grant Description

Grants to Indiana organizations for charitable programs and projects to benefit local residents in eligible locations. Preference will be given to organizations that collaborate and cooperate with other institutions, make a significant impact on the community, have the potential to leverage additional grants from other sources, and have the greatest benefit per dollar granted. Proposals must benefit residents of Switzerland County. The Foundation offers Large and Small project grants.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

• Grants will be made only to charitable projects and programs that benefit the residents of Switzerland County.
• Grants will be made only to organizations that provide for a responsible fiscal agent and adequate accounting procedures
• Grants will be made only to organizations that are current on previous grant reporting requirements.

While the Community Foundation remains flexible in attempting to meet community needs, the following items generally are not funded:
• Acquisition of weapons, firearms or destructive devices as defined in the Indiana Code under IC 35-41-1-8 or IC 35-47-5-2-4.
• Annual appeals, sponsorships or membership contributions.
• Attempts to influence legislation or to intervene in any political campaign.
• Endowments.
• General Operating Expenses
• Individuals.
• Purchases made prior to the grant being funded.
• Debt reduction.
• Religious purposes.
• Travel or lodging expenses to enable individuals or groups to attend seminars or take trips.

Pre-Application Information:

Small Project Grants: Applications can be submitted at any time throughout 2022 up until December 1st. Decisions on funding will be made by CFSCI within 15 days of submission.

Large Project Grants: The deadline to submit applications is no later than 3:00 p.m. on the first business day of April, July, and October. Decisions on funding will be made by the Foundation within 60 days of the deadline. Large Project Grants will go through a more intensive evaluation process and require a meeting with the Grants Committee.

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Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Small Project Grants are for requests that are $2,000 and under.
- Large Project Grants are for requests over $2,000.

Contact Information:

Apply Online:

If you have any questions regarding Small Project Grants or would like to discuss your project idea in advance of starting an application, you are encouraged to contact Tye Sullivan at or 812-427-9160.

Community Foundation of Switzerland County Inc.
303 Ferry St,
Vevay, IN 47043
Phone: (812) 427-9160

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