Marilyn J. Klenck Fund for Education and Literacy


This grant cycle is not accepting applications at this time.

The Marilyn J. Klenck Fund for Education and Literacy supports a variety of education and literacy efforts throughout southwestern Indiana.  The grant cycle is open year-round.  Grants committee members will review funding requests quarterly – September 10, December 10, March 10, and June 10.

Funding Maximum

Funding requests must not exceed $2,500.


The Fund welcomes applications from nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving one or more counties that are a part of the Alliance network of community foundations: Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. Applications from nonprofit organizations that have not obtained 501(c)(3) and 509(a) designations from the Internal Revenue Service may be accepted provided that a fiscal sponsor is secured in order to oversee the project and accept grant monies if awarded.

Fiscal Sponsors

Applications submitted by an entity under the auspices of another agency must include a written statement signed by the agency’s board president on behalf of the board of directors agreeing to act as the entity’s fiscal sponsor, to receive grant monies if awarded, and to oversee the proposed project.


The Fund’s grants committee will make its recommendations on funding to the Alliance Board of Directors. No lobbying or soliciting of Alliance representatives will be permitted.

Award Announcement

All organizations that have submitted grant applications will be notified of the outcome of the grants committee’s decision by email.

Reporting Procedures

A final report at project completion may be required by organizations whose applications are approved for funding. Instructions will be provided at the time the grant is awarded.

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