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Grants to Henry County, Indiana Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
for Health, Social Services, Civic Affairs, and Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF)

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Deadline Date:

08/30/19 Noon


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Grants to Henry County, Indiana nonprofits, schools, and government entities for a wide range of programs that address the needs of local communities. Organizations must attend a grant workshop to be eligible to apply. Areas of funding include, but are not limited to: health and medical, social services, education, cultural affairs, and civic affairs.

The five categories of support:
1. Health and Medical - To include the support of hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nonprofit health and medical related programs including safety and wellness and recreational programs;
2. Social Services - To include the support of human service organizations, programs for children and youth, and services to the aged;
3. Education - To include support for programs in pre-school, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education, scholarships, and special education programs;
4. Cultural Affairs - To include the support of programs and facilities which are designed to establish a diversified county cultural program that offers widespread opportunities for participation and appreciation; and
5. Civic Affairs - To include the support of programs and facilities related to criminal justice, community development, employment, citizens’ involvement, leadership training, and other community activities.

Grant Guidelines:

a. That the Foundation’s grants program will strive to anticipate the changing needs of the community and be flexible in responding to them;
b. That it be change-oriented and problem-solving in nature with emphasis on project support rather than for ongoing general operating support;
c. That it will focus on those types of grants which will have the greatest benefit per dollar granted;
d. That it encourage the participation of other contributions by using matching challenges and other grant techniques;
e. That, where possible, it closely relates and coordinates with the programs of other sources for funding such as the government, other foundations, and associations;
f. That, where possible, it will induce grant recipients to achieve certain objectives such as becoming more efficient, increasing fundraising capabilities, delivering better products, etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172430

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation prefers requests of $25,000 and below, but the grant committee will consider larger requests.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant applications will be accepted only from organizations whose programs benefit the residents of Henry County, and organizations must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt or be sponsored by a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Grants will also be accepted from school and government entities.

Grant Policies:

- That grants will be made to organizations whose programs benefit the residents of Henry County, Indiana;
- That grants will be made only to organizations which provide for a responsible fiscal agent and adequate accounting procedures;
- That no grants will be made solely to individuals but can be made for the benefit of certain individuals for such purposes as scholarships and special programs through education institutions and other sponsoring recipient organizations;
- That, generally, grants will not be made to enable individuals or groups of individuals to attend seminars or take trips except where there are special circumstances which will benefit the community;
- That no grants will be made specifically for sectarian religious purposes but can be made to religious organizations for general community programs;
- That no grants will be made exclusively for endowment purposes of recipient organizations;
- That, generally, no grant proposals will be considered by the Henry County Community Foundation which have been proposed by individuals or organizations that are not charitable organizations.
- That, generally, grants will not be made for programs and/or equipment which were committed to prior to the submission of the grant application.

It is the general policy of the Henry County Community Foundation to operate without discrimination as to age, race, religion, sex or national origin in the overall administration of the Foundation and in the consideration of grant requests from agencies and organizations.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Fall grant cycle workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 4 pm NCHC Public Library.

Pre-Application Information:

The Henry County Community Foundation has two grant cycles per year, a Spring cycle and a Fall cycle. Grant proposals will only be accepted from organizations who attend the workshop.

Fall grant applications due: Friday, August 30, 2019, noon.

Only organizations who attend the grant workshop are eligible to apply. Attendance of one representative per organization is required.

Recommendations are made to the Board of Directors during the September meeting and decisions will be mailed to organizations within 48 hours.

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Contact Information:

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

The fall grant cycle application will be available on August 7, following the Grant workshop.

For questions, contact Janelle Richards at

Henry County Community Foundation
700 South Memorial Drive
New Castle, IN 47362

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Henry County