Gibson Community Partnership Grants Program

Overview

This special, one-time funding opportunity has been made possible by a grant to the Gibson County Community Foundation from the Smithville Charitable Foundation to address important issues in Gibson County.  The Smithville Charitable Foundation partners with community foundations throughout Indiana in counties served by Smithville Communications.  The Gibson County Community Foundation is pleased to partner with the Smithville Charitable Foundation to increase charitable funding in the community.

Grant Program Orientation Meeting

In lieu of a group orientation session, prospective grant applicants are invited to schedule a meeting with the Foundation’s director, Tami Muckerheide, to receive an overview of the funding opportunity and to ask specific questions.  Contact Tami at 812-386-8082 or tami@gibsoncountyfoundation.org to schedule an orientation meeting.

Eligibility

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.  In some cases, organizations without the 501(c)(3) designation may be required to obtain a fiscal sponsor.

Fiscal Sponsors

Applications submitted by an entity under the auspices of another agency (designated as a 501(c)(3) public charity) must include a written statement signed by the agency’s board president on behalf of the board of directors agreeing to act as the entity’s fiscal sponsor, to receive grant monies if awarded, and to oversee the proposed project.

Program Areas Considered for Funding

Please visit our Program Areas page for details about the kinds of projects and programs supported through our grants program.

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human Services
  • Other Civic Endeavors, such as the Environment, Recreation, and Youth Development

Project Areas NOT Considered for Funding

  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Political parties or campaigns
  • Endowment creation or debt reduction
  • Operating costs
  • Capital campaigns
  • Annual appeals or membership contributions
  • Travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or classes

Deliberation

The grants committee will make its recommendations on funding to the Foundation’s Board.  No lobbying or soliciting of grants committee members or board members will be permitted.

Award Announcement

All organizations that have submitted grant applications will be notified of the outcome of the grants committee’s deliberation in writing no later than May 1, 2014.

Reporting Procedures

A final report at project completion may be required from organizations whose applications are approved for funding. Instructions will be provided at the time the grant is awarded.

Application Deadline

March 17, 2014

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