Community Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

Washington, Indiana. February 25, 2016.   The Daviess County Community Foundation announces the opening of their spring grant cycle. Applications will be accepted through March 30 for charitable projects or activities in Daviess County.

Three funds held at the Daviess County Community Foundation provide support for the grants. The Women’s Fund of Daviess County will provide for a single grant of up to $4,000 to support a charitable project or program. The Daviess County Youth Council Fund and the Smithville Charitable Youth of Daviess County Fund will together make up to $1,000 available for four programs or projects serving youth.

The Foundation welcomes funding requests from non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies. Funding requests from other non-profit organizations to carry out charitable projects or activities may also be accepted.

Agencies and projects not eligible for funding include religious organizations for religious purposes, political parties or campaigns, endowment creation or debt reduction, operating costs not directly related to the proposed project or program, capital campaigns, annual appeals or membership contributions, and travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or school classes.

The grant application process is being conducted exclusively online via the Community Foundation’s website at www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.

Grant application training is also available. For more information, contact the Foundation office at 812-254-9354 or email mary@daviesscommunityfoundation.org.

About the Daviess County Community Foundation

Established in 1993, the Daviess County Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to the local community.

A partner of the Community Foundation Alliance with involvement by a local 16-member Advisory Board, the Foundation is made up of a collection of permanent funds, established by caring people who give back to causes and organizations in the community. Gifts to the Foundation leave a permanent legacy through the power of endowment, where earnings are used to make grants and scholarships that benefit the community forever.

The Daviess County Community Foundation helps people make a difference where it matters, invest in the future of the community they love, and create greater good together. The Foundation’s office is located at 320 East Main Street in Washington. To learn more, call 812-254-9354 or visit www.CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess.