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Wayne County Foundation Grant

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits for Programs
to Benefit the Local Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Wayne County Foundation

Conf. Date:

02/25/21

Deadline Date:

03/22/21 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations for initiatives to benefit the local community in eligible locations. Some applicants are required to contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for projects and programs to address the needs of the local community in Wayne County.

The Foundation’s grant program strives to anticipate the changing needs of the community and be flexible in responding to them. To that end, the Foundation is especially interested in proposals that:

  • Examine the underlying causes that are creating a local need and seek a solution to address that need
  • Are proactive rather than reactive
  • Are change-oriented and problem-solving in nature
  • Strengthen the grant-seeking organization and are directly related to the organization’s mission
  • Balance the amount of the request with the potential benefit
  • Demonstrate sustainability for projects or programs that are to be ongoing
  • Encourage cooperation and elimination of duplicate services
  • Have the potential to encourage donations from the general public through a match by the Foundation
  • Have the potential of leveraging additional grants from other funding sources
  • Have a broad reach, as represented by the number of people affected, and/or the depth of impact to those who are involved or affected
  • Provide start-up money for projects or programs that are not duplicative and that make the organization more effective and better able to reach sustainability

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158615

Term of Contract:

The Foundation generally asks that projects be completed within 12 months of receipt of funding. However, the Foundation understands that sometimes projects are delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. If you do find that your grant project will not be completed within 12 months, please contact Lisa Bates, Program Officer, for an extension of your grant term.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to receive funding, applicants must be a 501(c)3 organization operating in Wayne County, Indiana, or an organization whose project serves a very broad segment of the community.

Generally speaking, grants can only be made to qualified charitable organizations operating in the public interest and providing benefit to the citizens of Wayne County, Indiana. Other groups and government entities may also qualify, provided they are operating very broadly in the public interest and/or are aligned with a qualified charity that has agreed to serve as a fiscal sponsor.

No grants will be made that return private benefit to any individual or group of individuals that is disproportionate to the benefit provided to the community; support illegal activity; or threaten the Foundation’s qualified charity status.

For ineligible requests, see https://waynecountyfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Grantmaking-Guidelines.pdf#page=2.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Wayne County Foundation will facilitate two informational meetings to offer an overview of the logistics of the cycle, as well as help answer any questions you may have.

These meetings, traditionally held in-person, will be presented virtually this year via Zoom. First-time applicants or those who have not been successful applicants in the past should consider attending one session a prerequisite for applying. The ‘Zoom room’ links and passcode will be sent out the week of the meetings.

Meeting Dates:
- Wednesday, February 24 (12:00-1:30pm)
- Thursday, February 25 (2:00-3:30pm)

To Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdi92kXJ46as04Nt9eEWume5QMisFK9a7XZlWFORIr3mYhdvA/viewform

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines
- Application Opens: February 25, 2021
- Completed Application Deadline: March 22, 2021 (4:00 p.m.)
- Board Approval of Grants: May 20, 2021

First-time applicants and those who have not been successful with previous online applications are required to contact the Foundation’s program officer, Lisa Bates, prior to applying.

Please contact the Foundation before submitting a request greater than $15,000.

Contact Information:

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


To apply: https://waynecofdngrants.communityforce.com/Login.aspx

Lisa Bates, Program Officer
lisa@waynecountyfoundation.org

Wayne County Foundation
33 South 7th Street
Richmond, IN 47374

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