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Community Good Grants Program

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits and Agencies for Education,
Arts, Health, Human Services, and Youth in Gibson County

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Community Foundation Alliance - Gibson Community Foundation

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Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects that benefit Gibson County. Funding is intended for programs in the following focus areas: arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, environment, recreation, and youth development projects.

Program Areas:
The Foundation focuses resources to local nonprofit, charitable organizations with programs addressing these priority areas:

Arts and Culture:
Activities that strengthen the stability of arts organizations, make the arts accessible to low-income populations, enhance the understanding of all types of arts and humanities, and promote the appreciation or understanding of historical events.

Community Development:
Activities that foster civil rights, society, advocacy, community improvement, capacity building, philanthropy, volunteerism, grantmaking, strong neighborhoods; that improve the effectiveness of government, public administration and public officials; that assess community needs; and that support the programs of leadership organizations.

Activities that improve the educational attainment of children and adults, both in and out of the classroom; that support formally constituted educational institutions and organizations or entities that administer or support these institutions; that support libraries and organizations whose primary purpose is to provide opportunities for supplementing and continuing education outside the framework of formal education institutions; and that support organizations which provide education-related services to students and schools.

Activities that improve and promote health outcomes; general and rehabilitative health services; mental health; crisis intervention; associations or services associated with specific diseases, disorders, and medical disciplines; and medical research.

Human Services:
Activities that maximize the functioning of special needs populations in mainstream society; that protect the public (crime and delinquency prevention, legal administration, legal services); that promote and support employment and jobs, food and nutrition, agriculture, housing and shelter, public safety, and disaster preparedness and relief; and that support child daycare programs, the United Way, YMCA, YWCA, firefighting activities, and programs of community centers.

Other Civic Endeavors

Activities that foster pollution control and abatement, protection and conservation of natural resources, botanic and horticulture, environmental beautification, preservation of open spaces, environmental education and outdoor survival, protection and welfare of animals, humane societies, wildlife preservation and protection, veterinary services, zoos and aquariums, and specialty animal services.

Improving and promoting recreational and leisure activities, parks, and community sporting events and activities.

Youth Development:
Activities that strengthen the family unit, help children grow and develop, foster youth sports and athletics, that support the Future Farmers of America or other youth development programs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and scouting.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158101

Term of Contract:

Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support or for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation welcomes funding requests from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Fund requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need. In some cases, organizations without the 501(c)(3) designation may be required to obtain a fiscal sponsor.

Project Areas Not Considered for Funding:
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Political parties or campaigns
- Endowment creation or debt reduction
- Operating costs (Costs that keep the organization running and the doors open, i.e., general computer software or hardware, staff salary, general office supplies or equipment, utilities, etc. However, operating costs directly related to the program/project of a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered.)
- Capital campaigns
- Annual appeals or membership contributions
- Travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or classes

Pre-Application Information:

The Foundation’s grant cycle runs from June through October each year. Applications will be accepted from June 21 through the August 2 deadline. Applications submitted after the August 2 deadline will not be considered.

Prospective grant applicants are invited to schedule a meeting with John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, to receive an overview of the funding opportunity and to ask specific questions.

All organizations that have submitted grant applications will be notified of the outcome of the grants committee’s deliberation in writing no later than November 1.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Contact John Campbell, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 812-386-8082 or 812-568-8240 or email at to schedule an orientation meeting.

Melinda Waldroup, Director of Programs and Strategic Engagement

Gibson County Community Foundation
Affiliate, Community Foundation Alliance

127 N Hart St
Princeton, IN 47670-1532
812-386-8082 (main)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Gibson County