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Grants to Montgomery County, Indiana Nonprofits,
Agencies, and Schools for Arts, Education, and Community

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Foundation / Corporation

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Montgomery County Community Foundation (MCCF)

Deadline Date:

10/08/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to Montgomery County, Indiana nonprofits, agencies, and schools for a wide range of community benefit initiatives. First-time applicants must schedule an appointment with staff before applying. Funding is intended for the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, health, history, human services, and youth.

A strong proposal will have several or all of the following characteristics:

- Include an estimation of the number of people in Montgomery County who will benefit from this project or program.
- Reach a broad segment of the community.
- Show initiative and results by the organization to raise funds toward the project or program.
- Improve the ability of organizations to serve the community over the long term.
- Address a community problem or special project of some significance for which funding is needed and the funding is not covered by the regular budget.
- Present an innovative and practical approach to solve a community problem or project.
- Set forth a work plan that shows an ability to achieve the project’s goal.
- Identify the sources of possible future funding if the project is to be an ongoing one.
- Give evidence of the qualifications and stability of the organization applying.
- Include projects or programs that are not normally expected to be funded by government entities.
- Promote cooperation and avoid duplication of effort.

MCCF does not place the highest priority on requests for operating expenses, but will consider them. These factors will influence the decision:

- Is the request for the support of a program which is key to the nonprofits mission?
- The Grantees Track Record – does the nonprofit have a track record of success and impact on its constituency or target population?
- Leadership and Readiness – are the nonprofit’s staff and board leaders demonstrating smart planning and accountability?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175414

Term of Contract:

Grants will be made for one year only. An organization must spend all grant funds as described in the grant proposal. All unused funds must be returned to MCCF within one year unless an extension is granted by the MCCF Grants Coordinator.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant applications are accepted from any nonprofit organization in Montgomery County. These organizations must be tax-exempt whose purposes are described in Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

Grant applications will also be accepted from local governmental entities, such as the three Montgomery County school corporations, for charitable purposes.

If an organization has received funding from MCCF in the past, all post-grant reporting requirements must be current before an organization is eligible to submit a new request.

Generally, MCCF will not support the following from unrestricted funds:

- Grants to individuals (other than scholarships).
- Programs which are religious or sectarian in nature. Proposals from religious groups will be considered when the program is open to the entire community and is not designed to teach or promote a particular religion.
- Parades, festivals, and sporting events.
- Endowment funds.
- Multiple grants to a single organization in one calendar year.
- Any propaganda, political or otherwise, attempting to influence legislation or intervene in any political affairs or campaigns.
- An organization’s past debts or existing obligations.
- Post-event or after-the-fact situations.

Pre-Application Information:

First-time applicants must schedule an appointment with staff before applying. This step is required of first-time applicants and recommended to all others.

2018 Grant Schedule:
Cycle #1:
- Applications Due: Feb. 12 at 5 p.m.
- MCCF Board Review: March 19

Cycle #2:
- Applications Due: July 16 at 5 p.m.
- MCCF Board Review: August 20

Cycle #3:
- Applications Due: Oct. 8 at 5 p.m.
- MCCF Board Review: November 19

Important: Late applications will not be accepted, regardless of the reason (computer problems, power outages, Internet connectivity issues etc.)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Cheryl Keim
(765) 362-1267

Montgomery County Community Foundation
119 E Main Street PO Box 334
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
F: (765) 361-0562

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Montgomery County