Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations, schools, and government entities to address community needs in eligible locations. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Areas of focus include education, health and medical, social services, cultural affairs, and civic affairs. Eligible organizations are those whose programs benefit the residents of Henry County.
As a community foundation, the Henry County Community Foundation addresses the broad needs in Henry County which include, but are not limited to, the following five categories:
Health and Medical – to include the support of hospitals, rehabilitation centers, not-for-profit health and medical-related programs including safety and wellness and recreational programs;
Social Services – to include the support of human service organizations, programs for children and youth, and services to the aged;
Education – to include support for programs in pre-school, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education, scholarships, and special education programs;
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
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 applications will be accepted only from organizations who attend the spring or fall grant workshops and whose programs benefit the residents of Henry County. 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.
- If you received funding during the Fall 2023 cycle your organization is not eligible for 2024’s Spring Grant Cycle.
- 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.
- 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.
- No grants will be made specifically for sectarian religious purposes but can be made to religious organizations for general community programs;
- No grants will be made exclusively for endowment purposes of recipient organizations
- 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.
- Generally, grants will not be made for programs and/or equipment which were committed to prior to the submission of grant application.
A required letter of intent is due to the Foundation by February 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. The grants committee will review the letters of intent and invite selected organizations to submit a full application by March 15, 2024.
Prior to submitting a grant application, a letter of intent and a one-page project summary must be returned to the Foundation for review. You may send them by mail, email or deliver to the HCCF address listed in Contact Information. Applicants will be notified by email if they are encouraged to submit a full application.
All requests for grants are reviewed by the Henry County Community Foundation’s Grants Committee, which is made up of members of the Board of Directors and several outside advisers. Reviews and recommendations are then presented to the full Board of Directors at its regularly scheduled meetings in March and September, at which time all final grant decisions are made. However, the Board reserves the right to consider individual requests at any regularly scheduled meeting, if deemed necessary.
All grant applicants will be notified in writing with respect to the grant decisions of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
If you have any questions about completing the letter of intent, please contact Hilary at the HCCF office:
Henry County Community Foundation
700 South Memorial Drive
P.O. Box 6006
New Castle, Indiana 47362
Phone Number: 765-529-2235