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Grants to Henry County, Indiana Nonprofits, Schools,
and Agencies for Programs Benefiting Residents

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Foundation / Corporation

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Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

02/21/20 12:00 Noon


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Grants of up to $25,000 to Henry County, Indiana nonprofit organizations, schools, and government entities for programs benefiting residents. Applicants must attend a workshop prior to applying. Funding is intended for programs that are change-oriented and address the area's greatest needs.

The Henry County Community Foundation addresses the broad needs of Henry County which include, but are not limited to, the following five categories:

  1. Health and Medical – to include the support of hospitals, rehabilitation centers, not-for-profit health and medical related programs including safety and wellness and recreational programs;
  2. Social Services – to include the support of human service organizations, programs for children and youth, and services to the aged;
  3. Education – to include support for programs in pre-school, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education, scholarships, and special education programs;
  4. 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
  5. 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.

For the additional Grant Guidelines, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172430

Estimated Size of Grant:

Prefer requests of $25,000 and below, but the Grant Committee will consider larger requests.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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 entities.

Grant Policies:
- 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
- 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
- No grants will be made specifically for sectarian religious purposes, but can be made to religious organizations for general community programs
- No grants will be made exclusively for endowment purposes of recipient organizations
- 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
- Generally, grants will not be made for programs and/or equipment which were committed to prior to the submission of grant application
- Grant money will not be awarded to cover operating costs

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant applications will be accepted only from organizations whose representatives attend the Spring or Fall cycle grant workshops.

The Spring grant cycle workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Attendance is required of all applicants, and it will be held at the New Castle-Henry County Public Library at 4:00 PM in the auditorium.

To register:

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: Spring Grant Applications are due Friday, February 21, 2020, by 12:00 noon.

All grant applications will be reviewed by a Grants Committee member, including a site-visit, followed by a committee meeting. Recommendations are made to the Board of Directors during the March (Spring cycle) and September (Fall cycle) meetings and decisions will be sent out to organizations within 48 hours.

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Contact Information:

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

Application Portal:

For questions about this application, please contact:

Janelle Richards

Henry County Community Foundation
700 South Memorial Drive
New Castle, Indiana 47362
(765) 529-2235

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: New Castle, Henry County

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