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Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF) Grant

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits for Projects
and Programs to Benefit the Community

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Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF)

Deadline Date:

09/17/21 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $15,000 and grants of up to $30,000 to Indiana nonprofit charitable organizations in eligible locations for projects and programs that benefit the community. Funding is intended to address local needs and concerns. Eligible programs and projects serve the Johnson County community.

Preference will be given to proposals that:

  • Address priority community concerns
  • Are change-oriented and problem-solving in nature
  • Will have the greatest benefit per dollar granted
  • Have the potential of leveraging additional grants from other sources such as government and other foundations
  • Assist grant recipients to achieve certain objectives

In evaluating grant proposals, the Foundation gives consideration to:

  • Project Quality: established community need, expected benefits, planning, similarity to other programs, reasonableness of budget and grant request, other expected funding sources, potential to leverage other grants.
  • Community Impact:¬†number of people affected, potential impact, demonstrated community need/desire for the project, collaboration with other organizations, volunteer commitment to the project.
  • Project Management: staff and board experience, organizational ability to carry out the project, mission-appropriate, long-range plan for the project and the organization.¬†

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180130

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Smalls Cycle: Requests are limited to $15,000.
- Bigs Cycle: Requests are minimum $20,000 and max $30,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only nonprofit charitable programs and projects that serve the Johnson county community are considered for funding.

The Foundation generally does not make grants for the following:
- Individuals
- Routine or ongoing operating expenses, including conferences
- Existing obligations or deficit funding
- Annual appeals or membership contributions
- Tours and trips for individuals or groups
- Support of public or private educational institutions as required by law, except in situations where support is essential to projects/programs that meet critical community needs
- Sectarian purposes that promote religious doctrine or require religious participation; this does not preclude considerations for nonsectarian educational, health, and human services programs undertaken by religiously affiliated organizations
- Programs and services that are typically the funding responsibility of a federal, state, or local government
- Capital requests for planning, construction, renovations, or acquisition of land, unless there is strong evidence that the program is a community priority and JCCF funding is pivotal to its success or ability to leverage other resources
- Medical research
- Political purposes
- Endowment building
- Athletic leagues, teams, clubs, or other similar groups
- Repeat funding of programs supported through prior unrestricted cycle grants

Pre-Application Information:

Bigs Cycle
- The 2021 Bigs cycle will open on August 16 with LOIs being due on September 17. Notifications for full applications will be no later than September 24. Those requests are minimum $20,000 and max $30,000.

Smalls Cycle
- The Smalls Cycle is now closed. The 2021 Letter of Inquiry opened on April 5, 2021 and closed on May 7, 2021 by 4:00 pm.
- Full application invites will go out on May 14, 2021.

Grant Policies:

Contact Information:

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

Logon Page:

Stephanie Fox, Program Officer, Grants and Scholarships:

Grant information and applications can be obtained at the Foundations office or by calling (317) 738-2213.

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