We?extend an open invitation to the community to submit proposals for our?2016 Community Grants Program. The grants may be used for any charitable purpose in the areas of community service, social service, education, health, the arts, environment and entrepreneurship. The Scott County Community Foundation has awarded over $3 million in grants and scholarships to the community since being established in 1997, which includes over $686,000 from our unrestricted grants.
We have?$85,000 that may be awarded in this year?s program from unrestricted funds, including the Donald R. Collins Sr. Family Fund, Terry Fewell Memorial Fund, Addie Mae Graham Memorial Fund, the Lauren Graham Memorial Fund, Hazel and Lowell Lowry Sr. Memorial Fund, L.L. and Juanita Lowry Unrestricted Fund, John and Janice Martin Unrestricted Endowment Fund, Dr. William and Diann Scott Memorial Fund, Scott County Memorial Fund, Scott County Immediate Response Fund and the Community Enrichment Fund. In addition, there is $45,000 available from the CAPE Endowment Fund, which provides funding for educational initiatives carried out through the Scott County Partnership.
The Scott County Community Foundation welcomes proposals from charitable organizations which have their tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status, schools, and government entities. Proposals 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.
Because this is a competitive process, application standards and expectations will be high. Applicants are encouraged to meet with staff to review applications and receive tips for a successful proposal. A lunch-n-learn grants workshop will be held Wednesday, March 2 at noon at the Mid-America Science Park?for any applicants who are interested.
Applications should be submitted online, and in addition applicants are required to submit 11 copies for the grants committee. To submit an application, visit the Foundation?s website at www.www.scottcountyfoundation.org and find the link from the Scholarships and Grants menu.
Grant applications are due Friday, April 29 at 3 p.m. Finalists may be interviewed at the end of May, and recipients will be announced mid-June.
For more information or to RSVP to the grants workshop, please call Jaime Toppe at 752-2057 or email email@example.com. You may also stop in the office at 60 N. Main St., Scottsburg.