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Thriving Hobart Seniors Grant

Grants to Hobart, Indiana Nonprofits to
Improve the Quality of Life for Local Seniors

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Legacy Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/01/17 6:00 PM EST


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Grants ranging from $2,000 to $25,000 to Hobart, Indiana nonprofit organizations, schools, religious organizations, civic organizations, and local governments for programs that improve the quality of life for senior citizens. Organizations must schedule a meeting with the funding source prior to submitting an application.

Funding will be provided for proposals that specifically benefit local seniors in the areas of housing, health care, economic security, education, employment, transportation, companionship, and recreation.

The Fund Foundation will fund nonprofit groups and partnerships proposing to conduct programs with schools:

- Partnerships between nonprofit groups and schools is most preferred when the partnership will benefit multiple schools in the school district.
- Partnerships between nonprofit groups and schools are preferred when the community can also benefit from the goals.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159184

Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,000 - $25,000

Term of Contract:

Grants are typically made for activity undertaken in one year. Grant recipients may apply in future years for funding but are not given priority or guaranteed additional funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants from Legacy Foundation must meet legal and tax requirements and may be made only to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and qualifying programs. Schools, religious organizations, some civic organizations and local government units may be exempt from this requirement. In specific situations and with advance approval the Foundation may, from time to time, issue a grant to a non-°©‐501(c)(3) public charity or exempt organization for which it must undertake expenditure responsibility in order to meet legal and tax requirements.

What the Legacy Foundation does not fund:

- Organizations that are not 501c3
- Grants to individuals
- Scholarships
- Any proposal that promotes a particular religion, political affiliation, or lobbying.
- A proposal that discriminates based on age, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.
- Post-event funding requests.
- Debt retirement.
- Fundraisers.
- Publications, film, audiovisual, or media materials produced for resale.
- Overnight Trips.
- Medical, Scientific, or academic research.
- Public, private, or charter schools, universities, or private academies.

The Legacy Foundation does not typically fund:

- Annual appeals, endowment funds, membership contributions or fundraising events
- Existing obligations, loans or debt retirement
- Long-term operating support
- Multi-year grants or repeat funding for the same project or program
- Medical, scientific or academic research
- Schools, universities and private academies unless there is a significant opportunity for community use or collaboration
- Projects aimed at promoting a particular religion or construction projects of churches and other religious institutions
- Political campaigns, advocacy or direct lobbying efforts by 501(c)(3) organizations
- Services commonly regarded as the responsibility of governmental agencies, such as fire and police protection
- Travel for individuals, bands, sports teams, classes and similar groups

Pre-Application Information:

Please Note: Your organization must schedule a meeting with Legacy Foundation staff before submitting your application.

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the grant guidelines.

Fall 2017 Dates:

Begin Accepting Applications Date: 10/01/2017
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone): 11/01/2017 6:00 PM
Notification: End of December


Contact Information:

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

RSVP to the "Lunch and Learn" session by emailing Leslie Biggs at, or call 291-874-9296.

Click here to apply online:

Schedule a meeting with the Legacy Foundation by sending an email to or calling 219-736-1880.

Contact Information:

Kelly Anoe, Vice President
Legacy Foundation:
1000 East 80th Place Ste 402N
Merrillville, IN 46410

For questions about this application, please contact Kelly Baer at

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USA: Indiana: Hobart

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