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Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County (HFFC) Grant

Grants to Floyd County, Indiana Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational
Entities for Community, Education, Human Services, Arts, and Health

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Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County (HFFC)

Deadline Date:

08/31/19 11:30 PM EST - for Grants of up to $25,000; Major Grant applications are accepted throughout the year.


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Grants of up to $25,000 and grants starting at $25,000 to Indiana nonprofit organizations and governmental and educational entities in Floyd County and New Albany for programs and projects in community development, education, human services, arts, and health and medical.

The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County addresses the diverse needs of the residents of Floyd County, Indiana. The foundation's grantmaking generally falls into the following categories:

- Community Development - to include support of projects and programs related to community infrastructure improvements, public safety, economic development, housing, historic preservation, citizen involvement, civic leadership training, and other general community activities;

- Education - to include support for programs in pre-school, elementary and secondary education, post-secondary education, and for special education programs;

- Human Services - to include the support of human service related programs in the areas of children and youth, senior citizens, disadvantaged populations, etc.;

- Arts/Cultural Affairs - to include the support of programs and facilities which are designed to establish a diversified cultural program that offers wide-spread opportunities for participation and appreciation;

- Health & Medical - to include the support of health and medical-related programs.

The Board of Directors has occasionally awarded funds for “major grants” which have a long-term economic or quality of life impact on the Floyd County community. A major grant exceeds the normal $25,000 limit.

More information about Major Grants can be found at: and

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170670

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Generally, grants will not exceed $25,000 other than on rare occasions due to their exceptional merits in terms of extreme emergencies, unusual broad community benefit, and/or major leveraging of other financial resources.

Major grants are $25,000 and above.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant applicants must qualify as exempt organizations under the Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) status or be sponsored by such an organization or qualify as governmental or educational entities or possess similar attributes.

Grants will be made only to organizations whose projects and programs benefit the residents of Floyd County and New Albany, Indiana. If serving clients from other geographic areas, the organization may be funded for that portion of its proposed project that directly serves Floyd County residents. Such grant applicant organizations must report the breakdown of its clients by county and/or state.

More information about eligibility can be found at the URL for Full Text.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Charitable organizations which serve Floyd County and are interested in learning more about the Horseshoe Foundation’s online grant application process are invited to attend a seminar on Thursday, March 7th th from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the YMCA in the 3rd floor Lifespan board room, 33 State Street, New Albany. Registration is requested by calling or emailing the Foundation to ensure enough materials are on hand.

During the grants seminar, staff will answer questions about the online grant process, how to make your proposal stand out, and pitfalls to avoid when submitting a grant application. Organizations that have never submitted an online application are invited to attend.

Grant Seminar information:

Pre-Application Information:

Major Grant applications are accepted throughout the year.

The foundation awards grants on a semi-annual basis in accordance with the schedule below.
First semi-annual grants cycle:
- March 31st: Grant application deadline
- Mid-June: Notice to grant applicants of Board of Directors' actions.

Second semi-annual grants cycle:
- August 31st: Grant applications deadline
- Mid-November: Notice to grant applicants of Board of Directors' actions.

Because the foregoing grant guidelines, policies, and procedures are brief and do not cover every aspect of the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County grants program, the most effective means of making initial contact with the foundation may be through an e-mail, a telephone call or letter of inquiry addressed to the Foundation office.

An organization/agency interested in submitting a major grant application is required to contact the executive director and submit a two page concept paper.

Matching Funds: Grant applications that include the participation of other contributors by using challenge, matching, or similar grant techniques, are encouraged.
- Payment of matching grants will be made only after the required matching funds are obtained by the grantee organization and verified in writing to the foundation.

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, Inc.
33 State Street, Suite 344
New Albany, IN 47150

Telephone: 812-945-4332
Fax: 812-945-4334

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Floyd County and New Albany