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Grants to Indiana Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational
Entities to Enhance the Lives of Residents in Eligible Locations

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Funding Source:

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Ripley County Community Foundation (RCCF)

Deadline Date:

08/07/20 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Indiana nonprofit organizations, government entities, and educational entities in eligible locations to address community needs. Proposals must relate to one of the following focus areas: the arts, community service, education, environment, health, and social services. Organizations serving Ripley County are eligible to apply for a grant.

The RCCF considers needs that generally fall into the following categories:

  • Community Service-To support programs related to community development; to support general community programs or projects designed to improve life in Ripley County.
  • Social Services-To support human service organizations, programs for children, youth, and senior citizens; to improve youth leadership and encourage positive development of youth.
  • Education-To address contemporary issues and needs; help children and adults with special needs; and to encourage positive educational development in Ripley County.
  • Health-To support community health and prevention programs.
  • Environment-To support environmental education and activities to enhance and maintain a good environment.
  • The Arts-To support programs and facilities that are designed to establish a diversified cultural program that offers widespread opportunities for participation and appreciation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159871

Estimated Size of Grant:

Large grants are limited to $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit organizations serving Ripley County are eligible to apply for a Community Fund Grant.

- Grant applications must qualify as exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c), or be sponsored by such organizations, or qualify as governmental or educational entities or possess similar attributes per IRS Code Section 509(a).
- Priority will be given to non-profit organizations and programs operating in Ripley County.
- Grants will be made only to organizations that have a responsible fiscal sponsor and adequate accounting procedures.

- No grants will be made solely to individuals.
- No grants will be made to defray travel or lodging expenses to enable individuals or groups to attend seminars or take trips.
- No grants will be made exclusively for endowment purposes of recipient organizations.
- No grants will be made for programs which will have been completed and funded prior to the RCCF’s publicized date for grant decisions.
- No grants will be made to repay acquisition costs for equipment already purchased .
- No grant shall be made for the 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.
- No grants will be made specifically for sectarian religious purposes, but can be made to religious organizations for general community programs, or to preserve an historical site (typically 100 years or older).
- No grant will be made for the purchase of property or buildings. No grants will be made to attempt to influence legislation or to intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statement) on behalf of any candidate for public office.

Please Note: If you would like to request funding for festivals, annual meetings, walk/runs, fireworks, golf tourneys, etc. you must submit a request with the Foundation for a sponsorship. RCCF will not fund any of these types of requests through grants.

Pre-Application Information:

To be considered, applications must be made by 4:00 p.m. the First Friday of August. If the First Friday falls on a holiday upon which our organization is closed, the deadline will be extended until 4:00 p.m. on the subsequent Monday.

Applications will be accepted anytime during the year but, the applications will be reviewed and decided on or about the 30th of October.

Each organization may submit one small grant and one large grant application per calendar year.

Contact Information:

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

Applications should be submitted to the Foundation office at: 13 East George Street, Suite B, Batesville, IN

Call 812-933-1098 or 877-234-5220 with questions or for more information.

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