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Huron Community Foundation (HCF) Grant

Grants to Huron, South Dakota
Nonprofits to Enhance the Quality of Life

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Huron Community Foundation (HCF)

Deadline Date:

04/01/18 Receipt


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Grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 and grants starting at $10,000 to South Dakota nonprofit organizations for programs that enhance the quality of life for residents of Huron. The programs being proposed must address a community need and be able to demonstrate measurable, tangible results.

Large Projects or Multi-Year Awards
Grant awards that exceed $10,000, multi-year awards, or a combination thereof, are reserved exclusively for projects the Foundation determines will have a significant community-wide impact. Multi-year grant awards will be reviewed each year to determine that project progress meets the expectations of the Foundation and that it remains eligible for continued funding. Periodic project updates may be required by the Foundation.

Seed Grants
Applications requesting start-up money must provide evidence detailing a need for the project, community support for the concept, and a probability for ongoing success.

Innovative Projects
The Foundation supports ongoing well-established projects, as well as funding projects designed to address community needs using new and innovative approaches.

Capital Improvements
Capital improvement projects for new or remodeled facilities are eligible for funding. In addition to having a community-wide impact, favorable applications will have funding from multiple sources, rather than relying solely on Huron Community Foundation funds. Capital improvement grants will not be distributed until all project funds are secured.

Challenge Grants
When the Foundation perceives the need for more local involvement and community ownership of a project, it may issue a challenge grant. In these instances, Foundation funding will be contingent upon successful acquisition of the challenge grant funds by the applicant organization.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

- Community benefit of the project
- Number of people impacted
- Matching funds for project
- Cost per person impacted by the project
- Likelihood of continued success in subsequent years
- Community support/volunteer participation

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180521

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards are generally approved in the range of $500 to $10,000 per project, with the exception of those relating to Large Projects or Multi-Year Awards.

Grant awards that exceed $10,000 dollars are reserved exclusively for projects the Foundation determines will have a significant community-wide impact.

Term of Contract:

All projects are expected to be completed and grant monies expended within 12 months of the grant award unless otherwise approved by the Foundation in writing.

Multi-year awards are reserved exclusively for projects the Foundation determines will have a significant community-wide impact.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

If your organization is an IRS verified organization and has a Federal Tax ID Number, your organization will be able to receive a direct HCF grant distribution. If your organization is not an IRS verified organization, it can still be eligible for a HCF grant but may require some additional documentation upon approval.

Applications from agencies offering services exclusively to one gender, age group or race will be closely scrutinized for discriminatory practices. Funding will be based on the demonstrated needs of the individuals being served.

Grant applications for religious purposes, political activities, endowments, reoccurring programs, ongoing operations, overhead expenses, payroll, loans, interest on loans, elimination of budget deficits, and annual fund drives are generally not eligible for awards.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be RECEIVED via email or regular mail not later than April 1, 2018. All grant applicants will be notified of the status of their application in writing by May 1.

Contact Information:

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

Email the HCF Grant Application to:

Or send by US Mail to:

HCF Grant
1725 Dakota Avenue S
Huron, SD 57350

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Dakota: Huron