Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Friends of Jay County Agriculture Grant

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for
Programs that Benefit the Local Agricultural Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

The Portland Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/13/20 5:00 PM Receipt


Request a Grant Writer

Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for programs that enhance the local agricultural community. Funding is intended to provide special project support, seed money, capital funding, programming support, and assistance for operating expenses. Eligible programs benefit Jay County. Grants may be used for start-up costs for new agricultural developments, educational programs, higher educational opportunities, and to promote agriculture across the County.

The purpose of the Friends of Jay County Agriculture Endowment is to provide annual funding solely for the benefit of the Jay County Agricultural Community. This might include, but would not be limited to, the following:

  1. Promoting Jay County Agriculture.
  2. Assisting in finding avenues of “seed money” for new Ag development.
  3. Continuing financial support of Jay County 4-H, Jay County High School FFA programs, and other educational efforts.
  4. Providing financial assistance for higher educational opportunities for those connected with Jay County Agriculture.
  5. Providing financial assistance to grantees so as to be flexible to the changing face of Jay County Agriculture for generations to come.

Some examples of possible projects are:

  • Developing a complete GPS system to make precision Ag farming available to all areas of Jay County.
  • Providing a scholarship for higher education opportunities such as The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP) at Texas A&M University.
  • Promoting the “good neighbor” philosophy between the Ag and non-ag sectors of our community.
  • Encouraging the “Thinking Green” philosophy in our county by striving to be a leader in the promotion of renewable and alternative fuels: wind, ethanol, biodiesel, methane gas, etc; developing a mentoring program for our young farm families; providing financial flexibility to meet the ever-changing needs of our agricultural community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163790

Term of Contract:

The Foundation anticipates that grant funds shall be expended during the calendar year awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation makes grants to tax-exempt (501)(c) organizations operating or proposing to operate programs for the benefit of Agriculture in Jay County.

The Foundation will not normally consider grants from unrestricted funds for the following purposes:
- Individuals other than scholarships (separate applications exist for the scholarship program)
- Organizations for religious or sectarian purposes
- Make-up of operating deficits, post-event or after-the-fact situations
- Endowment campaigns
- For any propaganda, political or otherwise, attempting to influence legislation or intervene in any political affairs or campaigns.

In addition, the Foundation board is reluctant to approve grants to any organization for the purpose of maintaining an on-going operating budget or for multi-year grant requests.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is November 13, 2020, by 5:00 PM.

To facilitate the preparation of complete grant applications, applicants are encouraged to utilize Foundation staff assistance. In addition, Foundation staff may contact you to arrange a conference to discuss the application, your organization, or your request. This may be in the form of a site visit, telephone conversation, or a meeting.

About Portland Foundation Grants:

Contact Information:

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

Submit the completed application to the Program Officer, Jessica Cook, at

For questions and assistance, contact the Foundation office at 260-726-4260 or tpf©

Doug Inman, Executive Director
The Portland Foundation
107 S Meridian Street
Portland, IN 47371

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Jay County

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits to Address Community Needs in Eligible Regions

Deadline 10/01/21

Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for projects and capital campaigns that address community needs. Applicants requesting support for a capital campaign are asked to contact the funding source prior to submitting an application. Projects are e

GrantWatch ID#: 126506

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits, Agencies, and Public Schools for Educational and Youth Project...

Deadline 10/01/21

Grants of up to $2,500 to Indiana nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and public schools for educational and youth projects that benefit residents in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support projects and services in the areas of arts and culture, recre

GrantWatch ID#: 127129

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools in Eligible Coun...

Deadline 11/01/21

Grants to Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky nonprofit organizations, state and municipal organizations, and public schools in eligible counties for programs benefiting local communities. Funding is intended to support programs primarily in the areas of education, communit

GrantWatch ID#: 129843

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits and Agencies for Programs to Benefit the Local Community

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations and government agencies to benefit local residents in eligible locations. Interested applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support impactful programs and projects to be

GrantWatch ID#: 130031

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits for Community Benefit Programs and Services

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations in eligible communities to meet local community needs. Consideration will be given to programs in the areas of education, health, cultural affairs, community improvements, and charitable services. Eligible organizations serve Ve

GrantWatch ID#: 130114

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400