Paul Ogle Foundation Grant
Grants to Southern Indiana Nonprofits and
Agencies to Benefit Residents in Eligible Counties
Agencies to Benefit Residents in Eligible Counties
Foundation / Corporation
Paul Ogle Foundation
Grants to Southern Indiana nonprofit organizations and public governmental agencies for programs and projects that improve the quality of life for area residents. Applicants are required to contact the funding source prior to any grant documentation submission to discuss their request.
For the purposes of these grants, Southern Indiana includes Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, Switzerland, and Washington Counties in Indiana, and Jefferson County in Kentucky. Please note that grants to Jefferson County, Kentucky organizations are limited only to those organizations that can show significant outreach to the citizens of the other Indiana Counties listed above. This means that the organization is currently serving a minimum of 15% of its client or customer base from the listed counties now or in the very near future.
Funding will specifically be provided for proposals addressing one or more of the four key areas of interest outlined below.
Areas of Interest:
1. Economic Development: 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;
2. Human Needs: Strengthen the physical and mental well-being of the citizens while assisting those in the greatest of need;
3. Regionalism: Foster regional awareness and promote activities that accentuate cross-regional cooperation between the people, organizations, and nonprofit agencies;
4. Preservation: Stress the importance of preserving the artistic, historical, and cultural heritage of local communities for future generations.
The Paul Ogle Foundation historically gives higher grant funding priority towards requests for:
- Capital improvement and renovation projects
- Scholarship endowment programs
- Equipment and technology
- Limited Program Sponsorships
- Special projects or sponsorships as determined by the Foundation Board or staff
The Ogle Foundation gives only to non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the IRS code or public governmental agencies. This does not include other private foundations as determined under Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as Type III Supporting Organizations. Please check with your accountant or attorney and in some cases, on the newer IRS determination 501(c)(3) letters for your specific “Type” classification.
All grant requests must show evidence that they directly impact the residents of Southern Indiana or fall within the following Counties: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, Switzerland, and Washington Counties in Indiana, and Jefferson County in Kentucky. Please note that grants to Jefferson County, Kentucky organizations are limited only to those organizations that can show significant outreach to the citizens of the other Indiana Counties listed above. This means that the organization is currently serving a minimum of 15% of its client or customer base from the listed counties now or in the very near future.
Generally speaking, the Ogle Foundation does not provide grants to or for:
- Ongoing general operating expenses or existing operational deficits/debt reduction
- Payment of outstanding debts or delinquent taxes of any kind
- Direct grants to or support of individuals
- Direct loans to individuals or entities
- Research and development programs
- Public or private elementary and/or secondary school programs (K-12)
- Private two or four-year colleges and universities
- Churches and special advocacy related activities
- Hospitals and other similar health-related organizations
- Governmental assets and related items like vehicles, equipment or property
- New 501(c)3's defined as those with less than five years of active operations unless they have prior permission of foundation staff to submit a grant request
All grant requests must have the direct permission from the Ogle Foundation staff prior to sending any written grant request submission to the office. Any request submitted without prior approval of the Foundation staff will automatically be rejected nor acknowledged in writing as to its submission.
Please be sure to call or email the Foundation early in the process.
The application process is a two-phase process:
Phase I: The Initial Grant Application Request
A brief letter of 4-5 pages describing your organization, the project for which you are seeking the Grant, the potential impact of the project, and how it fits within the Foundation’s grant making priorities. The Board of Directors will meet to discuss your proposal and if they determine that it falls within the Foundation’s funding priorities and strategic direction, the Board will recommend the Grant Application to be sent to your organization for completion.
Phase II: The Grant Application
The Foundation sends out the Foundation’s Grant Application for completion. This document is much more detailed, allowing you to expand on the goals of your project and why the foundation should fund it.
For further instructions on how to apply, please click here:
Click here to view the online FAQs:
Board Meeting Dates:
March 2, 2017
May 12, 2017
July 13, 2017
September 7, 2017
November 2, 2017
December 7, 2017
February 13, 2017
April 17, 2017
June 26, 2017
August 14, 2017
October 16, 2017
November 13, 2017
Grant Process Summary
There are no specific grant cycles for the Paul Ogle Foundation as it will accept unsolicited grant requests from eligible organizations throughout the year. The Board of Directors meets six times a year to consider all grant requests and applications for grants. Requests and subsequent grant applications must arrive at least three weeks prior to a scheduled Board meeting. See the table above for those Board Meeting and Submission Deadlines of this current year.
Please Note the Following:
- All grant requests must have written approval and direct involvement from the President/CEO/Director of the non-profit organization. No intermediaries or third-party consultant’s requests are accepted without prior approval from the submitting organization and concurrence from the Foundation Board or its staff.
Grant payments are made in June and December of the year and funds for the organization’s projects should be budgeted accordingly.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For more information, contact:
Kent W. Lanum, President & CEO
812.280.8372 ext. 2
Donna White Eswine, Executive Assistant
812.280.8372 ext. 5
Paul Ogle Foundation
P.O. Box 845
Jeffersonville, IN 47131-0845
321 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
USA: Indiana: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, Switzerland, and Washington Counties
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