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Grand Island Community Foundation (GICF) Grant

Grants to Hall County, Nebraska Nonprofits for Education,
Arts, Community Enrichment, Health, and Basic Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Grand Island Community Foundation (GICF)

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Hall County, Nebraska nonprofits for programs that will enhance the local community. Applicants should contact the Foundation before applying. Funding may be awarded to programs in the areas of arts and culture, basic needs, children and youth, community enrichment, health, and education. Preference will be given to programs that meet one or more of the following criteria:

- Reach a broad segment of the community
- Assist those whose needs are not adequately met by existing services
- Promote cooperation among organizations and are developed in consultation with other groups
- Improve the organization's effectiveness
- Encourage sustainability of the grantee through matching gifts and funding from other sources
- Promote accessibility of programs to include "underserved and underrepresented" populations

Programs in any of the following areas are eligible to apply:

1) Arts and Culture

Visual art, literature, dance, theater and music can bring people together through shared experience and understanding. These grants should strive to stimulate thought, communication, and creativity through programs in the arts and humanities that enhance or develop the common aesthetic spirit through education, creation or performance.

2) Basic Needs

Nationally, the basic needs approach focuses on addressing poverty and is one of the major approaches to the measurement of absolute poverty. It attempts to define the resources for physical well-being. A traditional list of immediate "basic needs" is food (including water), shelter, clothing, and physical well-being.

3) Children and Youth

These grants should help children grow - physically, socially, and intellectually - into healthy, mature, and productive adults through programs that ensure all children are supported, nurtured, and protected in their homes and communities through programs that focus on childhood development and reduce at-risk behavior through prevention programs.

4) Community Enrichment

A community must consistently nurture its development to sustain and increase its vitality. These grants should address the challenges that face the community through programs that promote economic development, improve community services, and encourage residents to get involved in community improvement projects by providing the training, tools, and resources needed to enrich the community.

5) Community Health

Individuals and families in the community must have the resources they need to remain self-sufficient and provide safe, secure homes. These grants should encourage healthy lifestyle choices that promote healthy behaviors and provide access to the resources needed to build healthy individuals, neighborhoods, and communities.

6) Education

These grants should focus on supplementing the traditional educational system to ensure children have access to the tools they need to build a foundation for lifelong learning. The programs/projects should help people learn to cope with life's challenges, gain skills to better take care of their families, and ensure access to academic and technological opportunities, thus allowing individuals to develop their personal, social and professional skills.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180585

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts vary from $50 - $5,000 based on the project and availability of funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant requests will be accepted from qualified charitable and 501(c)(3) organizations located in the Hall County area.

Funded organizations may only apply once in a 12-month period and must submit a Grant Evaluation Form of the prior grant funded to apply for new funds.

Grants for the following purposes will NOT be considered:

- To individuals
- Religious or political purposes
- Endowments, capital campaigns, or annual fund drives
- Programs that create an indefinite, long-term commitment by the Foundation
- Organizations that discriminate as to race, gender, sexual preference, age, disability, creed, or ethnic group.

Pre-Application Information:

Agencies are encouraged to contact the Foundation prior to submitting a proposal to discuss the appropriateness of the request.

Grant applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. May 1 or October 1. When the 1st falls on a Saturday or Sunday, grant applications will be due the Monday immediately following. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline. Grant applicants will be notified within 60 days of the application deadline.

Contact Information:

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

To apply:

Grand Island Community Foundation
1811 W. 2nd Street, Suite 365
Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: (308) 381-7767

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nebraska: Hall County