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City of Evansville Endowment Fund Annual Grant


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
151335

Funding Source
CITY OF EVANSVILLE ENDOWMENT FUND INC
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Geographic Focus
USA: Indiana: City of Evansville

Important Dates
LOI Date: 06/22/23
Deadline: 08/25/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit residents in eligible communities. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended for recreational activities, economic development projects, neighborhood revitalization efforts, arts and culture programs, and facilities used for the provision of services and activities. Applicant organizations must serve residents within the city limits of Evansville.

Activities must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Social and community-based organizations for the acquisition, construction, and renovation of permanent facilities used in the provision of services and activities.
  • Arts and cultural activities; defined as the construction or renovation of facilities that promote the arts, culture, and/or tourism. 
  • Recreation activities; defined as the construction and renovation of parks, playgrounds, and other public recreational facilities that are designed for public participation. 
  • Neighborhood revitalization; is defined as the acquisition of property that is blighted, appropriate for rehabilitation, or what is needed to be used for the development of housing for low to moderate-income persons. 
  • Economic development projects; are defined as any project that will augment, supplement or replenish existing municipally operated loan programs, in pursuit of new economic development opportunities. 

For examples of activities, see the Full Grant Text RFP link.

At least sixty percent (60%) of grant funding will be distributed for activities that will support or benefit the 4th and 6th wards of the City of Evansville. Not more than thirty percent (30%) of any grant request may be for personnel costs, travel costs, office supplies, and other program operating costs. Operating costs for any organization must be directly related to the capital project.



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Evansville Endowment Fund serves to provide funds to organizations that qualify as tax-exempt organizations under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Applicant organizations must serve within the city limits of Evansville, Indiana. At least sixty percent (60%) of grant funding will be distributed for activities that will support or benefit the 4th and 6th wards of the City of Evansville.

Additional Geographic Information:

Ward map: https://www.evansvillegov.org/egov/documents/1674848821_66671.pdf

Ineligible
Grants shall not support or benefit the following activities of organizations:
- Any project that is sponsored, wholly or in part, by a for-profit organization.
- Proposals of endowment creation or debt reduction.
- Religious organizations for religious purposes.
- Political parties or campaigns.
- Annual appeals or membership contributions.
- Program costs, such as program materials, supplies, and equipment not directly related to the capital project.

Pre-Application Information
A Letter of Inquiry is the required first step for submitting funding requests to be considered by the fund’s grants committee. The LOI deadline is June 22, 2023.

All Letters of Inquiry will be reviewed by the Fund’s grants committee, with all applicants being notified of the review decision no later than July 31. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a formal application with a deadline of August 25.

Estimated Size of Grant
The CEEF grants committee will consider funding requests of any amount. Requests of at least $1,000 are preferred.

Contact Information
Apply Online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=oVBumf2XVy8QZLA0eBFHtaduRAYJbPVz0 (Access code: cfa)

Please contact the Community Foundation Alliance Program Assistant, Michele Gates, at mgates@communityfoundationalliance.org for additional help.

City of Evansville Endowment Fund
20 NW 3rd St., Suite 820
Evansville, IN 47708
812-429-1191 (main)

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