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Community Foundation of Grant County Grants

Grants to Grant County, Indiana Nonprofits for Health,
Community Development, Human Services, and Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Grant County

Deadline Date:

07/24/19 - Deadline for February Competitive Grant Cycle applications only.


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Grants to Grant County, Indiana nonprofit organizations to support and benefit local residents and improve their quality of life. Programs should address the needs of the community in the following areas of focus: health, community development, human services, education, and a large variety of field of interest grants. Funding is intended to support causes that promote, impact, and improve the quality of life in the county.

Grant Proposals written in collaboration with community partners are both encouraged and appreciated.

Focus Areas:


- Community Health Services
- Mental Health Services
- Health Services Coordination


- Community Education on Relevant Issues
- Educational Opportunities for Local Charities
- Collaborative School Projects/Programs
- Youth Philanthropy Programs

Community Development:

- Arts and Cultural Development
- Community Parks
- Community Beautification
- Improvement/Enhancement Projects
- Economic Development Efforts
- Neighborhood Associations

Human Services:

- Elderly Services
- Children and Youth Services
- Youth Advancement
- Human Services Coordination

Field of Interest:

- Education Grants: $10,000 or less
- Domestic Violence Prevention: $10,000 or less
- Underprivileged Youth Playing Sports: $6,800 or less
- Children Suffering with Life Threatening Illnesses: 2,965 or less
- Law Enforcement Safety Projects/Programs: $1,000 or less
- Programs or Projects that Support Education in the Art of Sewing: $700 or less
- AED Devices: $230 or less
- Junior Golf
- Art-Related Organizations
- Aid to Leukemia Victims
- Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses
- Domestic Violence Prevention
- Abused/Neglected Women and Children And/or Programs for The Same
- Young Women’s Causes
- Sports Programs for Disadvantaged Youth
- Youth Music Opportunities
- Programs for Children/Elderly

The Community Foundation of Grant County has made Downtown Marion its focus with an opportunity for a $100,000 to $150,000 impact grant for downtown revitalization. These dollars will be made available to a collaborative group of 10 organizations, all of which have a common mission to revitalize the Downtown Marion area. The group will be challenged to use these funds to seek matching grant opportunities at the state and/or federal level.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168655

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation has 4 grant cycles throughout the year – 2 regular (Jan and Aug; requests of $10,000 or less), crowdgranting (April; requests of up to $20,000), and BIG Idea (Oct; requests ranging from $10,001 to +/- $150,000). For specific Field of Interest grant amounts, see the description field above.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations serving Grant County may apply.

Ineligible programs or entities:

- Political activity
- Profit making enterprises
- Projects/programs that benefit a specific church
- Individuals
- Any organization with an outstanding grant report due to the Community Foundation from a previous grant

Pre-Application Information:

February Competitive Grant Cycle:
- Application dates: December 14, 2018 – January 23, 2019
- Requests may not exceed $10,000
- Addressing needs in the following categories:
Human Services, Health, Education, Community Development, Field of Interest

April Competitive Crowdfunding Grant Cycle:
- Application dates: January 24, 2019 – March 27, 2019
- Requests may not exceed $20,000
Crowdfunding is an innovative yet simple way for non‐profit groups to generate public interest and raise donations to make local improvements.

August Competitive Grant Cycle:
- Application dates: March 28, 2019 – July 24, 2019
- Requests may not exceed $10,000
- Addressing needs in the following categories: Human Services, Health, Education, Community Development, Field of Interest

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

Meagan McCracken
Grants Manager

Community Foundation of Grant County
505 West Third St.
Marion, IN 46952

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Grant County