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Ball Brothers Foundation (BBF) Rapid Grants

Grants to East Central Indiana Nonprofits for Arts,
Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services

GrantWatch ID#: 175809
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Ball Brothers Foundation

11/30/16

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Grants of up to $5,000 to East Central Indiana nonprofits, primarily in the Muncie/Delaware County area, for programs and projects focusing on the areas of arts, culture, and the humanities; education; environment; health; human services; and/or public affairs and society benefit. Currently, the Foundation's specific interests include initiatives addressing:

- Downtown stabilization and renewal
- Early childhood education
- Emergency management
- Environmental recreation and preservation
- Workforce development

Funding through these grants is intended to support organizations that require immediate funding for the following types of needs: continuing a project, professional development activities, buying equipment or materials for a project, traveling to meet representatives to advance ideas for a project, formulating a project idea, carrying out a mandated law or event, or for seed money to begin a new project.

Organizations can request up to $5,000 for a rapid grant.

Geographic Focus:

BBF only provides funding to organizations operating in Indiana. Historically, the vast majority of BBF funding has been targeted to organizations in East Central Indiana with a particular emphasis in the Muncie/Delaware County Area.

Other counties included in the geographical footprint are: Blackford County, Grant County, Henry county, Jay County, Madison County, and Randolph County. Some limited exceptions are occasionally made outside these areas. While organizations outside the Muncie/East Central Indiana area are welcome to apply for support, please be aware that funding for organizations outside this footprint is rare.

Additional Requirements:

- The proposal must clearly demonstrate linkages to the organization’s strategic plan.
- The focus must be on one of the Ball Brothers Foundation’s interest areas.
- The proposal has potential for immediate leveraging of other funds to support the project or initiative and demonstrates the likelihood of gaining further support from other sources once the original grants ends.
- The proposal must include a definitive process for measuring or assessing results.
- Organizations/institutions must have tax exempt status as defined by IRS Codes.

The Foundation will not support:

- Direct assistance to individuals or scholarships
- Applications coming from outside of Indiana
- Booster organizations
- On-going salary requests of staff personnel to support an organization
- Services that the community-at-large should normally underwrite (i.e. roads, bus transportation, etc.)
- Capital building projects
- Research projects (except for philanthropic studies)
- Unsolicited proposals; all general grant requests must begin with a Preliminary Application

Rapid Grant requests may be submitted at anytime between February 1 and November 30 of each year. The request will be forwarded to the review committee and organizations will typically be notified of the decision within one week of the submission. Funds will be dispersed upon receipt of the signed Mutual Understanding Agreement.

The application form is attached below.

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

Submit requests via email to: info@ballfdn.org

East Central Indiana, with a particular emphasis in the Muncie/Delaware County area

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USA: Indiana

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