Foundation / Corporation
Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF)
Grants to Henry County, Indiana nonprofits, schools, and government agencies for a wide range of programs focusing on areas such as health, social services, education, culture, and civic affairs. Organizations must attend a grant workshop to be eligible to apply.
As a community foundation, the Henry County Community Foundation addresses the broad needs in Henry County which include, but are not limited to, the following five categories:
- Health and Medical - To include the support of hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nonprofit health and medical related programs including safety and wellness and recreational programs;
- Social Services - To include the support of human service organizations, programs for children and youth, and services to the aged;
- Education - To include support for programs in pre-school, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education, scholarships, and special education programs;
- Cultural Affairs - To include the support of programs and facilities which are designed to establish a diversified county cultural program that offers widespread opportunities for participation and appreciation; and
- Civic Affairs - To include the support of programs and facilities related to criminal justice, community development, employment, citizens’ involvement, leadership training, and other community activities.
The Henry County Community Foundation’s grant program will emphasize change-oriented and focused types of grants to achieve certain objectives such as becoming more efficient, increasing fund-raising capabilities, delivering better products, etc. The grants program will be operated in accordance with the following guidelines and polices.
- That the Foundation’s grants program will strive to anticipate the changing needs of the community and be flexible in responding to them;
- That it be change-oriented and problem-solving in nature with emphasis on project support rather than for ongoing general operating support;
- That it will focus on those types of grants which will have the greatest benefit per dollar granted;
- That it encourage the participation of other contributions by using matching challenges and other grant techniques;
- That, where possible, it closely relates and coordinates with the programs of other sources for funding such as the government, other foundations, and associations;
- That, where possible, it will induce grant recipients to achieve certain objectives such as becoming more efficient, increasing fundraising capabilities, delivering better products, etc.
GrantWatch ID#: 172430
The Foundation prefers requests that are $25,000 and below, but the committee will look at larger requests.
The HCCF accepts grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving Henry County.
Organizations must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, or be sponsored by a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, organization. Grants will also be accepted from school and government agencies.
Grants will be made only to organizations which provide for a responsible fiscal agent and adequate accounting procedures.
- Grant money will not be awarded to cover operating cost.
- That no grants will be made solely to individuals but can be made for the benefit of certain individuals for such purposes as scholarships and special programs through education institutions and other sponsoring recipient organizations;
- That, generally, grants will not be made to enable individuals or groups of individuals to attend seminars or take trips except where there are special circumstances which will benefit the community;
- That no grants will be made specifically for sectarian religious purposes but can be made to religious organizations for general community programs;
- That no grants will be made exclusively for endowment purposes of recipient organizations;
- That, generally, no grant proposals will be considered by the Henry County Community Foundation which have been proposed by individuals or organizations that are not charitable organizations.
- That, generally, grants will not be made for programs and/or equipment which were committed to prior to the submission of grant application.
Grant proposals will only be accepted from organizations who attend the workshop. Attendance will be taken.
Spring grant cycle workshop: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 4 pm NCHC Public Library mandatory for all grant applicants.
Fall grant cycle workshop: Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 4 pm at NCHC Public Library, mandatory for all grant applicants
The Henry County Community Foundation has two grant cycles per year, a Spring cycle and a Fall cycle. Grant proposals will only be accepted from organizations who attend the workshop.
Spring grant applications due: Friday, February 22, 2019, noon.
Fall grant applications due: Friday, August 23, 2019, noon
All grant applications will be reviewed by a Grants Committee member, including a site-visit. Recommendations are made to the Board of Directors during the March and September meeting and decisions will be mailed to organizations within 48 hours.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Katina Reedy, Program Director
Henry County Community Foundation
700 South Memorial Drive
New Castle, IN 47362
USA: Indiana: Henry County