New Grant and Sponsorship Opportunities To Benefit Perry County

Perry County, Indiana– The Perry County Community Foundation has announced that it will offer year-round grant opportunities starting this year. There will no longer be grant deadlines, so applicants may submit applications online at any time throughout the year. This new grant process will allow proposals to be accepted on a continuous basis, without deadline, giving grant seekers the opportunity to apply when they wish as opposed to waiting for an annual grant cycle.

The grant cycle encompasses three different request levels: Level 1: $500 or less; Level 2: $501-$2,500; Level 3: $2,501-$9999; and Level 4: $10,000 or more.

The Foundation welcomes funding requests from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt 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 (a fiscal sponsor may be required). School administrators and teachers planning to apply for a grant must contact Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at (812) 547-3176 before beginning the application process.

Funding requests will be reviewed throughout the year at three intervals: September 4, January 4, and May 1.

In addition to the new grant cycle, the Foundation will offer a sponsorship program for nonprofit organizations. Like the grant opportunity, requests will be accepted throughout the year; however, funding decisions will be made on a monthly basis.

Details about the new grant cycle and sponsorship program may be found on the Foundation’s website at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Perry or contact Renate Warner, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at 812-547-3176 or rwarner@communityfoundationalliance.org.

The Perry County Community Foundation is one of 9 regional county affiliates of the Community Foundation Alliance. The Community Foundation Alliance is comprised of affiliate Foundations serving counties throughout southwestern Indiana. The Alliance provides each affiliate with management, administrative, and development expertise and services, so every local Foundation can focus on promoting philanthropy, building endowment, and making a difference in their community. Through the establishment of endowed funds created by caring donors to benefit community causes, Alliance affiliates work to improve the quality of life in their counties by distributing a portion of funds’ earnings to local non-profit organizations, in the form of annual scholarships and grants.