Daviess County Community launches Community Good Grants Program 2020
The Daviess County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Community Good Grants Program 2020.
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For the 2020 grant cycle, eligible organizations may submit a request of up to $10,000.
Program Areas Considered for Funding
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The Foundation focuses resources to local nonprofit, charitable organizations with programs addressing these priority areas:
Arts and Culture
Activities that strengthen the stability of arts organizations, make the arts accessible to low-income populations, enhance the understanding of all types of arts and humanities, and promote the appreciation or understanding of historical events.
Activities that foster civil rights, our society, advocacy, community improvement, capacity building, philanthropy, volunteerism, grantmaking, strong neighborhoods; that improve the effectiveness of government, public administration, and public officials; that assess community needs; and that support the programs of leadership organizations.
Activities that improve the educational attainment of children and adults, both in and out of the classroom; that support formally constituted educational institutions and organizations or entities that administer or support these institutions; that support libraries and organizations whose primary purpose is to provide opportunities for supplementing and continuing education outside the framework of formal education institutions; and that support organization which provides education-related services to students and schools.
Activities that improve and promote health outcomes; general and rehabilitative health services; mental health; crisis intervention; associations or services associated with specific diseases, disorders, and medical disciplines; and medical research.
Activities that maximize the functioning of special needs populations in mainstream society; that protect the public (crime and delinquency prevention, legal administration, legal services); that promote and support employment and jobs, food and nutrition, agriculture, housing and shelter, public safety, and disaster preparedness and relief; and that support child daycare programs, the United Way, YMCA, YWCA, firefighting activities, and programs of community centers.
Other Civic Endeavors
Activities that foster pollution control and abatement, protection and conservation of natural resources, botanic and horticulture, environmental beautification, preservation of open spaces, environmental education and outdoor survival, protection and welfare of animals, humane societies, wildlife preservation and protection, veterinary services, zoos and aquariums, and specialty animal services.
Improving and promoting recreational and leisure activities, parks, and community sporting events and activities.
Activities that strengthen the family unit, help children grow and develop, foster youth sports and athletics, that support the Future Farmers of America or other youth development programs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and scouting.
Project Areas NOT Considered for Funding
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Religious organizations for religious purposes
Political parties or campaigns
Endowment creation or debt reduction
Capital campaigns (Large capital projects that may take several years to complete where there is no defined area for use of the grant)
Annual appeals or membership contributions
Travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or classes
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.
Requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered for project/program support provided the project/program is charitable and supports a community need.
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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 (i.e. Statement of Financial Position and/or Statement of Activities)
Attachment 4: Fiscal sponsor agreement letter, if applicable.
For more information, visit https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/discretionary-grant-program/