Community Good Grants Program

The Pike County Community Foundation conducted an open grant cycle for the first half of FY19.  The Community Good Grants Program will return to an annual cycle for FY20 (beginning July 2019). Grant applications that have been submitted for review in spring 2019 will be reviewed during the Community Foundation’s annual grant cycle in the fall.

Overview

Funding requests are accepted once each year according to our grant cycle. Application requirements may change from year to year; therefore, grantseekers are advised to revisit this page prior to beginning the grant application process. Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support and for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project. Grants are made possible by Community Good Unrestricted Funds which support a wide variety of needs in Pike County.

Grant Cycle

We consider requests for grants on a yearly cycle which begins in July. At the start of each cycle, a notice is sent to nonprofit organizations that have requested notification of the start of each cycle. The requirements and instructions provided here are to be considered current and accurate only for the duration of the Foundation’s grant cycle, which runs from July through December each year.  Applications will be accepted from the July announcement date through the August deadline.  Applications submitted after the August deadline will not be considered.

Grant Program Orientation Meeting

Prospective grant applicants are invited to schedule a meeting with our Pike County Community Foundation volunteer, Cindy Gaskins, to receive an overview of the funding opportunity and to ask specific questions.  Contact Cindy at (812) 766-0550 or email director@pikecommunityfoundation.org to schedule an orientation meeting.

Eligibility

The Foundation welcomes funding requests from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Applications from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need.  The applicant organization may be required to obtain a fiscal sponsor to receive the grant.

Fiscal Sponsors

Organizations applying for a grant under the auspices of a verified 501(c)(3) public charity acting as fiscal sponsor (learn more about fiscal sponsors) are required to provide a written statement signed by the fiscal sponsor’s board president confirming agreement to receive grant monies if awarded and to oversee the proposed program/project.

Program Areas Considered for Funding

Please visit our Program Areas page for details about the kinds of projects and programs supported through our Community Good Grants Program.

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human Services
  • Other Civic Endeavors, such as the Environment, Recreation, and Youth Development

Project Areas NOT Considered for Funding

  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Political parties or campaigns
  • Endowment creation or debt reduction
  • Operating costs (Costs that keep the organization running and the doors open, i.e., general computer software or hardware, staff salary, general office supplies or equipment, utilities, etc. However, operating costs directly related to the program/project of a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered.)
  • Capital campaigns
  • Annual appeals or membership contributions
  • Travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or classes

Deliberation

The grants committee will make its recommendations on funding to the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body). No lobbying or soliciting of grants committee members or board members will be permitted.

Award Announcement

All organizations that have submitted grant applications will be notified of the outcome of the grants committee’s deliberation in writing.

Reporting Procedures

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

Application Deadline

TBD

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