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Plainville Community Fund

Grants to Plainville, Connecticut Nonprofits and Public Agencies
for Arts, Environment, Health, Youth, and Human Services

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Main Street Community Foundation - Plainville Community Fund

Deadline Date:

03/16/18 4:00 PM


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Grants to Plainville, Connecticut nonprofit organizations and public or governmental agencies to enhance the lives of local residents. Applicants should contact the Foundation at least seven days prior to the deadline to discuss their proposal. Consideration is given to requests in the areas of arts and culture, youth programs, education, health, human services, environment, and community outreach.

Grantmaking Categories:
- The Fund is looking to support nonprofits and organizations as they work to sustain and improve the delivery of services in challenging times. Less emphasis will be placed on funding new programs unless it serves a documented unmet need.
- Each request must include stated outcomes and criteria by which they will be evaluated.
- In general, grants are made for future, planned expenditures and not to cover operating deficits or previously incurred obligations. Salaries and operational expenses will only be considered as a part of the program or project for which funding is being requested.
- Grants for capital expenditures will be given consideration if the project is designed to directly benefit programs which meet the fund’s guidelines.

Preference will be given to proposals that identify ways the organization will build its capacity as a tool for programmatic and organizational sustainability in one or more of the following categories:
- Increasing program’s impact or reach through collaborations or partnerships
- Responding to changing or emerging needs in the community
- Demonstrating that there is an established need if this is a new program
- Leveraging or generating other funding resources
- Enhancing an existing program

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167817

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Grants are made for a charitable purpose and must serve the public to be a charitable expenditure.
- Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) not for profit organizations and 170(c)(1) public or governmental units serving the community of Plainville.
- Either the organization or the program for which funding is requested must provide a service to the residents of Plainville. Strong documentation must be provided from out-of-area agencies that serve individuals from the town, and such requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
- Repeat requests from agencies are certainly welcome. If an agency’s request for funding was approved in 2016 and 2017, the agency is asked to wait until 2019 before submitting another request for funding.
- Follow up reports from all previous grants must have been completed and returned to Main Street Community Foundation. If they have not, the agency or organization will not be eligible for funding.

Projects Not Funded:
- Operating or budgets deficits
- Day-to-day operating expenses
- Previously incurred obligations
- Endowments, research, political and/or lobbying activities
- Property repairs or maintenance
- Loans and memorials
- Replacement of governmental or other public funding
- Fundraising events

Grants are not available to individuals except through the scholarship program. Religiously affiliated or supported organizations may solicit grants for secular projects; however, grants for religious activities will not be entertained.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: March 16, 2018 at 4:00 PM.

Contact Jarre Betts, Vice President of Programs, or Kate Kerchaert, Program Officer, to discuss the proposal at least 7 days prior to the due date.

The Plainville Community Fund at its sole discretion may provide outright grants, challenge grants, or grants which require matching funds.

Eligibility Guidelines (click on the name of the Fund for more information):

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Jarre Betts, Vice President of Programs

Kate Kerchaert, Program Officer


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Plainville