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USA: Indiana: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, Switzerland, and Washington counties

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Paul Ogle Foundation Grant

Paul Ogle Foundation

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #179891

Grant Description

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Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs and projects that benefit residents of eligible counties. Applicants must contact the Foundation prior to applying. Eligible focus areas include human needs, economic prosperity, historical and cultural preservation, and fostering regional cooperation. Eligible activities must have a focus or impact upon Southern Indiana, which includes the counties of Clark, Scott, Floyd, Switzerland, Harrison, and Washington.

There are four key areas of interest in grant funding that must be addressed in order to successfully accomplish the Mission:

  • Economic: Promote the overall economic prosperity of Southern Indiana by investing in key infrastructural components like commerce, public works, and education along with other special projects that encourage community growth and can be sustained;
  • Human Needs: Strengthen the physical and mental well-being of the citizens while assisting those in the greatest of need;
  • Regionalism: Foster regional awareness and promote activities that accentuate cross-regional cooperation between the people, organizations and nonprofit entities;
  • Preservation: Stress the importance of preserving the artistic, historical and cultural heritage of the community for future generations as long as such projects are manageable and financially sustainable.

The Paul Ogle Foundation historically gives higher grant funding priority towards the following types of projects and programs that fall under our foundation’s mission, vision and strategic focus:

  • Capital improvement and renovation projects
  • Equipment and technology
  • Programmatic or event-related expenditures
  • Planning, management or technical assistance 
  • Some limited, one-time program sponsorships
  • Projects deemed as “Special Projects of Interest” as determined by the current grantmaking priorities of the Foundation Board and its staff.

Special Projects: The Ogle Foundation reserves the right from time-to-time to proactively aid the startup of organizations and/or specifically fund special projects and programs that may fall within the Foundation’s broader mission and values as established by the Donor and its Founding Board Members.  

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Ogle Foundation only considers grant requests from non-profit organizations that are considered tax-exempt under the 501(c)(3) section of the IRS code or are other public government agencies that fall under that same tax-exempt category for private foundation giving.

Generally speaking, the Ogle Foundation does NOT provide grants to any of the following areas or organizations usually associated with your typical foundational grantmaking or grant requests:
• Ongoing general operating expenses or existing operational deficits.
• Payment of outstanding debts or delinquent taxes of any kind.
• Direct grants to or support of individuals.
• Direct loans to individuals or entities.
• Corporate, educational or scientific research and development programs.
• Public or private elementary and/or secondary school programs (Pre-K to Grade 12).
• Private two or four-year colleges and universities.
• Scholarships for education or other purposes deemed as scholarship-based.
• Endowments of any sort, including those associated with education or operations.
• Churches, special advocacy-related programs or political/lobbying activities.
• Hospitals and other similar health-related organizations or foundations.
• Government-owned assets and related items like vehicles, equipment or property.

Pre-Application Information:

There are no specific grant cycles for the Paul Ogle Foundation as it will accept only pre-approved grant requests from eligible organizations throughout the calendar year. The Board of Directors meets six times a year to consider all grant request letters and applications for grants.

Requests and subsequent grant applications must arrive at least 3 weeks prior to a scheduled Board Meeting. See the table above for those Board Meeting and submission deadlines of this current year.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of June 1, 2017, it is now required that you contact the Foundation office staff prior to any grant documentation submission to discuss your specific organization's request. Any grant submission without prior approval from Foundation staff will be rejected automatically and without response.

Grant Request/App Deadline
- February 7, 2022
- April 11, 2022
- June 13, 2022
- August 8, 2022
- October 10, 2022
- November 14, 2022

Board Meeting Dates
- March 3, 2022
- May 5, 2022
- July 7, 2022
- September 1, 2022
- November 3, 2022
- December 8, 2022


Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
Paul Ogle Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 845
Jeffersonville, IN 47131-0845

Physical Address:
129 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Chairman of the Board
Robert Lanum
812.280.8372 ext. 3

President & CEO:
Kent W. Lanum
812.280.8372 ext. 2

Program Director:
Donna White Eswine
812.280.8372 ext. 5

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