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Foellinger Foundation Grants

Grants to Allen County, Indiana Nonprofits and Agencies for
Community, Children and Families, and Nonprofit Capacity Support

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Foellinger Foundation

Conf. Date:

01/10/18

Deadline Date:

02/05/18 5:00 PM - For Community Interest Grants only; Capacity Building Grants are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Description:

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Grants to Allen County, Indiana nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies for projects that benefit disadvantaged children and families, address community needs, and improve nonprofit capacity. Funding is intended for pre-existing organizations and programs (at least five years old) for program or operating support.

The Foellinger Foundation awards 90% of its grant dollars to nonprofit organizations that serve children and their families, particularly those with the greatest need and least economic opportunity. The Foundation does this by identifying and funding mission-driven, well-governed, results-oriented organizations that promote self-reliance and build community.

-Early Childhood Development
Children receive developmental milestones; parents/providers engage in behaviors to support children's health and well-being.

-Youth Development
Youth/parents engage in behaviors that promote positive emotional development and facilitate a successful transition to adulthood.

-Family Development
Adults engage in behaviors that support themselves and their families moving from dependence to independence.

-Community Interest Grants:
The Foellinger Foundation awards approximately 10% of its grant dollars to nonprofit organizations that address other community issues, activities, and/or needs but do not directly serve children and families with the greatest need and least economic opportunity.

-Capacity Building Grants:
The Foellinger Foundation invests heavily in Capacity Building grants because they help fulfill its mission to support effective leaders and nonprofits. Such organizations are always seeking ways to reach, stretch, grow, and excel. Capacity Building is about helping an organization move to its next level of effectiveness.

Here are examples of activities Capacity Building grants may fund:
-Financial sustainability
-Board governance
-Alignment of mission with organizational processes and culture
-Succession planning
-Peer organization review
-Evaluation
-Sabbaticals
-Marketing and communications
-Strategic restructuring

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181008

Estimated Size of Grant:

Capacity Building Grants:
Transform and Renew Grants: Call the Foundation to discuss.
Inspire Grants: Up to $25,000 (Up to $15,000—Inspire Phase; Up to $10,000—Action Phase)

Term of Contract:

Early childhood, youth, and family development grant applicants may request multi-year funding.

Community Interests grant applicants may request one-year funding. Organizations may not request multi-year funding.

Capacity Building Grants:
-Transform and Renew grants are typically 12-18 months.
-Inspire grants are typically 24 months ((Up to 12 months for Inspire Phase and up to 12 months for Action Phase)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation primarily awards grants to nonprofit organizations that are exempt from paying federal taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that are not private foundations. In addition, only organizations in the following subcategories may be considered for grants:

509(a)1 509(a)2, 509(a)3 Type I, Type II, or Type III (Functionally Integrated).

The Foellinger Foundation awards 100% of its grant dollars to nonprofit organizations that serve Allen County, Indiana.

Occasionally, the Foundation awards grants to governmental agencies for programs or projects that enhance the community’s quality of life, so long as those enhancements would occur only with private contributions.

The Foundation will not accept grant applications to support the general operations of public, including charter, or private schools.

Organizations may not request capital support or support for new organizations/programs (organizations/programs must be at least five years old).

The Foundation does not award grants to:
-Individuals, including scholarships, travel assistance or conference fees.
-For endowments.
-To support religious organizations for sectarian purposes.
-To fund project, program, operating or capital campaign deficits.
-For programs or projects that taxpayers normally support.
-For sponsorships, camperships (including camp-related programs or programming), special events, advertising or group trips.
-For annual campaigns or appeals.

Capacity Building Grants:
- The Foellinger Foundation awards grants to organizations who have had their 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charities status a minimum of five years and who serve Allen County, Indiana.
-Capacity Building grant funds may not be used for capital, program or operating expenditures, including staff, or organization building rental.
-Grant funds may not be used for capital expenditures over $750.
-There are travel limitations and restrictions.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Community Interest:
There will be a Grant Application session on the 2nd Wednesday of January at 11:00 AM.

Early Childhood Development:
There will be a Grant Application Workshop on the 2nd Wednesday in July at 11:00 AM.

Family Development:
There will be a Grant Application Workshop on the 2nd Wednesday in July at 11:00 AM.

Youth Development:
There will be a Grant Application Workshop on the 2nd Wednesday in October at 11:00 AM.

Contact the Foundation for futher details.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
Community Interest:

Community Interest Grant applications must be submitted online by the first Monday in February by 5:00 PM. This year, it falls out on February 5th, 2018. The online application link will be available in January. Board decisions will take place in May 2018.

Early Childhood Development and Family Development:
Applications are due on the first Monday in August by 5:00 PM. Board decisions will be in November.

Youth Development:
Applications are due on the first Monday in November by 5:00 PM. Board decisions will be in May.

Capacity Building:
Ongoing - contact the Foundation.

The Foundation offers three types of Capacity Building grants: Transform, Renew, and Inspire. For information on the three types of Capacity Building grants (Transform, Renew, and Inspire), please call the Foellinger Foundation.

Community Interests: https://www.foellinger.org/community-interests/
Schedule: https://www.foellinger.org/grant-making-schedule/
Documents: https://www.foellinger.org/documents/
Capacity Building: https://www.foellinger.org/capacity-building/
Impact: https://www.foellinger.org/grant-typerestrictions/

Contact Information:

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

Apply for Community Interests, Operating Support: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2322?SA=SNA&FID=35019

Apply for Community Interests, Program Support: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2322?SA=SNA&FID=35039

If you have questions at any time during the online process for applications or requirements, please contact Shari Clemens at shari@foellinger.org for assistance.

Foellinger Foundation
520 East Berry Stree
Fort Wayne Indiana 46802
U.S.A. Tel: 260.422.2900
info@foellinger.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Allen County