Grant Opportunities

Community Impact Grants Program in the US

Community Impact Grants Program in the US

Deadline: 27-Aug-21

The Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF) is offering Community Impact Grants Program for charitable programs and projects serving Hendricks County.

This responsive grant program is designed to be open-ended allowing for nonprofits and charitable groups to apply for funding to help meet the needs of their organization in service to the needs of Hendricks County. Consider what Community Foundation funding could help move your organization or the community to the next level.

Funding Information

In general, grants of this type fall under $10,000 and average between $2,000 and $5,000. That being said, they encourage applicants to demonstrate the full need of their requests.
Eligibility Criteria

Applicants do not have to be 501(c)(3) public charities; however, the applicant program/project must be charitable and serve the general population/be open to the public.
Applicants must be in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service, the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State of Indiana, and any other pertinent governing body.
Programs/projects must serve Hendricks County.
Programs/projects must meet a measurable or demonstrable need in Hendricks County.
Programs/project must not discriminate in terms of program provision, and the applicant organization must not discriminate in staffing or hiring decisions.
Funds must be used specifically for the purposes stated in the application.
Who/What is Ineligible?

For-profit companies.
Grants to individuals or families for personal needs.
Bands, sports teams or other groups without a philanthropic project.
Annual appeals or membership contributions.
Fundraising events such as galas, golf tournaments, walk-a-thons and fashion shows.
Projects aimed at promoting a particular religion or construction projects for religious institutions.
Organizations or projects that discriminate based upon race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, citizenship status, genetic information, military service/veteran status, or any other category protected under state or local law.
Political campaigns or projects aimed at promoting a particular political party or candidate.
Post-event, after-the-fact situations or debt retirement.
Endowment or reserve-building.
Classroom/teacher grants and schools/school districts.
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