Community Good Grants Program

Overview

Funding requests are accepted once each year according to our grant cycle. Application requirements may change from year to year; therefore, grantseekers are advised to revisit this page prior to beginning the grant application process. Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support and for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project.

Grant Cycle

We consider requests for grants on a yearly cycle which begins each July/August. At the start of each cycle, a notice is sent to nonprofit organizations that have requested notification of the start of each cycle. The requirements and instructions provided here are to be considered current and accurate only for the duration of the Foundation’s grant cycle, which will run from August through November this year.  Applications will be accepted from August 8, 2017 through the established deadline.  Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Grant Program Orientation Meeting

Prospective grant applicants are invited to schedule a meeting with one of the Foundation’s volunteer staff to receive an overview of the funding opportunity and to ask specific questions.  Contact the Pike County Community Foundation office at 812-354-6797 or director@pikecommunityfoundation.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. Applications 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 this case, the organization may be required to obtain a fiscal sponsor.

Fiscal Sponsors

Applications submitted by an entity under the auspices of another agency 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.

Funding Maximum

The Foundation will accept funding requests up to a maximum of $3,500 per request.

Program Areas Considered for Funding

Please visit our Program Areas page for details about the kinds of projects and programs supported through our Community Good 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 Board of Directors of the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body). 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 December 1.

Reporting Procedures

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

Supporting Documents

The following supporting documents must be electronically attached to the application (as a Microsoft Office document such as Word or Excel or as a PDF document).

Attachment 1: Current board roster with professional affiliations

Attachment 2: Organization’s current annual operating budget

Attachment 3: Most recent financial statement (monthly, quarterly, etc.)

Attachment 4: Fiscal sponsor agreement letter, if applicable

Application Deadline

September 8, 2017

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