The grant cycle is open year-round and encompasses four different request levels:
- Level 1 – Requests of $500 or less
- Level 2 – Requests of $501 – $2,500
- Level 3 – Requests of $2,501 – $9,999
- Level 4 – Requests of $10,000 or more (Please contact the Community Foundation before beginning your application.)
Funding requests will be reviewed four times per year: September 15, December 15, March 15, and June 15
Grant Program Orientation Meeting
Prospective grant applicants are invited to schedule a meeting with the Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, Emily Alvey, to receive an overview of the funding opportunity and to ask specific questions. Contact Emily at 812-547-3176 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to set up a meeting.
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. Funding requests 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 (a fiscal sponsor may be required). School administrators and teachers planning to apply for a grant must contact the Foundation’s Emily Alvey prior to beginning the application process to discuss guidelines pertaining to funding requests from school personnel and school corporation oversight of the application process.
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.
Project Areas NOT Considered for Funding
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Political parties or campaigns
- Endowment creation
- Annual appeals or membership contributions
A final report at project completion may be required by organizations whose requests are approved for funding. Instructions and any required forms will be provided at the time the grant is awarded.