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Community Good Grants Program

Grants to Posey County, Indiana Nonprofits and Agencies for
Education, Arts, Environment, Health, Human Services, and Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation Alliance - Posey Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/01/17

Description:

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Grants to Posey County, Indiana nonprofit organizations and government agencies for community benefit programs. Funding is intended for the focus areas of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, environment, recreation, and youth development.

Program Area Details:

Arts and Culture:
Activities that strengthen the stability of arts organizations, make the arts accessible to low-income populations, enhance the understanding of all types of arts and humanities, and promote the appreciation or understanding of historical events.

Community Development:
Activities that foster civil rights, our society, advocacy, community improvement, capacity building, philanthropy, volunteerism, grantmaking, strong neighborhoods; that improve the effectiveness of government, public administration and public officials; that assess community needs; and that support the programs of leadership organizations.

Education:
Activities that improve the educational attainment of children and adults, both in and out of the classroom; that support formally constituted educational institutions and organizations or entities that administer or support these institutions; that support libraries and organizations whose primary purpose is to provide opportunities for supplementing and continuing education outside the framework of formal education institutions; and that support organizations which provide education-related services to students and schools.

Health:
Activities that improve and promote health outcomes; general and rehabilitative health services; mental health; crisis intervention; associations or services associated with specific diseases, disorders, and medical disciplines; and medical research.

Human Services:
Activities that maximize the functioning of special needs populations in mainstream society; that protect the public (crime and delinquency prevention, legal administration, legal services); that promote and support employment and jobs, food and nutrition, agriculture, housing and shelter, public safety, and disaster preparedness and relief; and that support child daycare programs, the United Way, YMCA, YWCA, firefighting activities, and programs of community centers.

Environment:
Activities that foster pollution control and abatement, protection and conservation of natural resources, botanic and horticulture, environmental beautification, preservation of open spaces, environmental education and outdoor survival, protection and welfare of animals, humane societies, wildlife preservation and protection, veterinary services, zoos and aquariums, and specialty animal services.

Recreation:
Improving and promoting recreational and leisure activities, parks, and community sporting events and activities.

Youth Development:
Activities that strengthen the family unit, help children grow and develop, foster youth sports and athletics, that support the Future Farmers of America or other youth development programs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and scouting.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171180

Term of Contract:

Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support or for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation welcomes funding requests from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need.

Fiscal Sponsors:

Funding requests submitted by an entity under the auspices of another agency must include a written statement signed by the agency’s board president on behalf of the board of directors agreeing to act as the entity’s fiscal sponsor, to receive grant monies if awarded, and to oversee the proposed project.

Project Areas Not Considered for Funding:

- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Political parties or campaigns
- Endowment creation or debt reduction
- Operating costs (Costs that keep the organization running and the doors open, i.e., general computer software or hardware, staff salary, general office supplies or equipment, utilities, etc.)
- Capital campaigns (Large capital projects that may take several years to complete where there is no defined area for use of the grant)
- Annual appeals or membership contributions
- Travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or classes

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted from May 2, 2017, through the August 1, 2017, deadline. All organizations that have submitted grant applications will be notified of the outcome of the grants committee’s deliberation in writing by November 1, 2017.

Prospective grant applicants are invited to schedule a meeting with the Community Foundation Alliance’s program director, Melinda Waldroup, to receive an overview of the funding opportunity and to ask specific questions.

Program Areas:
https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/posey/program-areas/

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=oVBumf2XVy8QZLA0eBFHtaduRAYJbPVz0

Contact Melinda at 812-429-1191 or mwaldroup@communityfoundationalliance.org to schedule an orientation meeting.

Posey Community Foundation
Partner, Community Foundation Alliance
402 Main Street
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Posey County

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