Community Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

Washington, Indiana  June 15, 2015  Daviess County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2015 Community Good grant cycle.

“This is the open grant cycle for charitable organizations seeking funding,” says Mary E. Smith, Foundation Director. “It’s a competitive process, and we encourage our charitable partners to bring us their very best creative ideas and requests for making a difference in our community.”

Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support or for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project. The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Daviess County. Grant applications are reviewed by a volunteer selection committee that makes recommendations to the local advisory board, and final approval is made by the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc.

Applications must be completed online via the Foundation’s website at and submitted by midnight on Monday, August 3, 2015. Projects and activities may be from charitable entities qualified as 501(c)(3) or 509(a) organizations and from governmental agencies and other organizations not classified as 501(c)(3) public charities when the project or activity has a charitable purpose. All organizations submitting grant proposals will be notified of the outcome via email on or before October 31, 2015.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations for religious purposes, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, normal operating costs, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

Questions and requests for grant application training should be directed to Smith at 812-254-9354 or

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community. 

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with oversight by a local 16-member advisory board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of over 140 permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where the funds’ investment earnings make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit