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Make It Greater Grants

Grants to Reno County, Kansas Nonprofits, Agencies,
and Groups for Community Building Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Hutchinson Community Foundation

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Deadline Date:

02/15/19 Noon


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Grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 to Reno County, Kansas nonprofit organizations, agencies, and community groups for projects that benefit the community. Eligible projects will provide opportunities for positive social interaction and volunteer work, connect people to their environment to increase community pride, and build on community assets through placemaking.

In the Make It Greater Grants program, building and nurturing community is put front and center. The Foundation aims to support the work happening in all areas of Reno County that strengthens social capital and community pride. The more social capital a community has, the stronger the members’ sense of engagement and the higher their commitment is to each other and the world around them. Studies even show that higher levels of social capital are correlated with better health outcomes, higher educational achievement, and higher levels of civic engagement.

Make It Greater Grants help foster the spark and hope that keeps Reno County citizens healthy and happy, inspiring philanthropy, collaboration, and innovative leadership to strengthen its communities. The Foundation wants to fund projects that experiment with new ways of addressing a community challenge. It wants to find and support projects in towns and neighborhoods in Reno County where a small grant can make a big difference.

Priority will be given to projects that have a demonstrable need and projects that present a well thought-out strategy for achieving goals with a cost-effective budget.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184902

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $250 to a maximum of $2,500.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation will not consider multi-year grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals must come from organizations that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) and serve Reno County. Special purpose units of government may apply for support of innovative projects. Community groups who do not have a 501(c)(3) status may apply for grant awards if another tax-exempt organization acts as a fiscal sponsor.

Grant proposals from individuals or non-qualifying organizations will not be considered.

Applicants must conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or national origin.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An informational meeting about the grant application process will begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 22, 2019, at Hutchinson Community Foundation for those who are interested. No reservation is required to attend.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for Make it Greater grant applications is noon Feb. 15, 2019.

The Foundation will not consider multiple grant requests from an organization, unless that organization is serving as a fiscal sponsor for multiple groups.

Previously Funded Projects:

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to:
Hutchinson Community Foundation
1 North Main Street, Suite 501
PO Box 298
Hutchinson, KS 67504-0298

Contact Sarah Blake at 620-663-5293 or with questions.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Reno County