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Large Project Grants

Grants to Ripley County, Indiana Nonprofits and Agencies for
Education, Health, Environment, Social Services, and the Arts

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Ripley County Community Foundation (RCCF)

Deadline Date:

08/02/19 4:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Indiana nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational entities for programs serving the residents of Ripley County. Funding is intended to support activities in the areas of health, education, the environment, social services, community service, and the arts. General operating support grants may be considered.

The RCCF considers needs that generally fall into the following categories:

- Community Service - To support programs related to community development; to support general community programs or projects designed to improve life in Ripley County.
- Social Services - To support human service organizations, programs for children, youth, and senior citizens; to improve youth leadership and encourage positive development of youth.
- Education - To address contemporary issues and needs; help children and adults with special needs; and to encourage positive educational development in Ripley County.
- Health - To support community health and prevention programs.
- Environment - To support environmental education and activities; to enhance and maintain a good environment.
- The Arts - To support programs and facilities that are designed to establish a diversified cultural program that offers widespread opportunities for participation and appreciation.

The RCCF Grants Program will:
1. Strive to anticipate the changing needs of the community and be flexible in responding to them. Are the objectives realistic and measurable?
2. Be change-oriented and problem-solving in nature with emphasis on “seed” money or pilot project support.
4. Focus on those types of grants that will have the greatest benefit per dollar granted.
5. Encourage the participation of other contributions by matching, challenge and other grant techniques. The financial condition of the applying organization will be considered.
6. Consider the organization’s strength, community support, leadership, clarity of proposal and eligibility.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159871

Estimated Size of Grant:

Large Project Grants are available for amounts of up to $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant Policies:

- Priority will be given to non-profit organizations and programs operating in Ripley County.
- Grants will be made only to organizations that have a responsible fiscal sponsor and adequate accounting procedures.
- Grant applications must qualify as exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c), or be sponsored by such organizations, or qualify as governmental or educational entities or possess similar attributes per IRS Code Section 509(a).
- No grants will be made solely to individuals.
- No grants will be made to defray travel or lodging expenses to enable individuals or groups to attend seminars or take trips.
- No grants will be made exclusively for endowment purposes of recipient organizations.
- No grants will be made for programs which will have been completed and funded prior to the RCCF’s publicized date for grant decisions. No grants will be made to repay acquisition costs for equipment already purchased .
- No grant shall be made for the acquisition of weapons, firearms or destructive devices as defined in the Indiana Code under IC 35-41-1-8 or IC 35-47.5-2-4.
-No grants will be made specifically for sectarian religious purposes, but can be made to religious organizations for general community programs, or to preserve an historical site (typically 100 years or older).
- No grant will be made for the purchase of property or buildings.
- No grants will be made to attempt to influence legislation or to intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statement) on behalf of any candidate for public office.

Organizations which receive a community impact grant are not eligible for a large grant in the year in which they receive the community impact grant.

Applicants who wish to request funding for festivals, annual meetings, walk/runs, fireworks, golf tourneys, etc., must submit a request with the Foundation for a sponsorship. RCCF will not fund any of these types of requests through grants.

Pre-Application Information:

Application for a Large Grant must be received by the first Friday in August at 4 pm.

If the First Friday falls on a holiday upon which the Foundation is closed, the deadline will be extended until 4:00 p.m. on the subsequent Monday.

Large Project Grants are available one time each year and are awarded in November.

Each organization may submit one large grant application per calendar year.

The Application and supporting documentation must be submitted via “hard-copy” to the Foundation office.

Contact Information:

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

Please submit the Application to the Foundation office at:

Ripley County Community Foundation (RCCF)
13 East George Street, Suite B
Batesville, IN 47006
office@rccfonline.org

Call 812-933-1098 or 877-234-5220 with questions or for more information.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Ripley County