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Grants to Dickinson County, Kansas Nonprofits and
Agencies for Arts, Education, Environmental, and Human Services

GrantWatch ID#: 175049
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Community Foundation of Dickinson County

10/27/16 5:00 PM

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Grants to Dickinson County, Kansas nonprofit organizations and government agencies to meet community needs in the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, civic improvements and affairs, the environment, and health and human services.

The Foundation’s grantmaking priorities include:
- Develop or test new solutions to community problems
- Address prevention a well as remediation
- Provide assistance to underserved community resources
- Provide leverage for generating other fund and community resources, both financial and volunteer
- Provide a sustained and transforming effect on a substantial number of residents
- Build organizational capacity and improve the effectiveness or efficiency of non-profit groups
- Provide a favorable ratio between the amount of money requested and the number of people served
- Facilitate cooperation and collaboration among organizations without duplicating services
- Encourage volunteerism and civic engagement and development

An organization may apply for a grant if it is one of the following:
- Exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3)
- Sponsored by a 501(c)(3) who will serve as the fiscal agent (must complete fiscal sponsor form)
- A special purpose unit of government

In general, the Community Foundation does not support:
- General operating expenses (salaries, supplies, administrative overhead)
- Capital campaigns (support of construction or renovation of a facility; also known as bricks and mortar)
- Endowment campaigns; annual campaigns; fundraising events (including, but not limited to, the purchase of tables at dinners, ads in program booklets and raffle tickets)
- Travel grants (fees for field trips or other travel-related expenditures)
- Sponsorship of sports teams
- Previously incurred debt or retroactive funding for current projects
- Other grant making organizations
- Individuals (except designated scholarship funds) & independent scholarly research projects
- Religious or sectarian programs, political parties or campaigns
- Organizations operating fewer than two years
- Organizations that have delinquent reports from previous Community Foundation grants
- Children’s projects that provide traditional medical care; carry on propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code section 495(e); to influence the outcome of any specific public education; or to carry on directly or indirectly any voter registration drive

To best align your organization's needs with the funding priorities of the Community Foundation, please contact Kristine Meyer (see contact details below).

If mailed, proposals must have a U.S.P. postmark of no later than Thursday, October 27, 2016. If hand delivered, proposals must be received at 213 N. Broadway Street, Abilene, KS 67410 no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Funding decisions will be announced no later than Thursday, December 15, 2016.

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

Kristine Meyer, President
785.263.1863
kmeyer@communityfoundation.us

The Community Foundation of Dickinson County
213 N. Broadway
P.O. Box 735
Abilene, KS 67410

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