Blackford County Community Foundation Grant Program

Blackford County Community Foundation

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Next deadline: Feb 4, 2021 (Full proposal)

Later deadlines: Jul 1, 2021 (Pre proposal), Aug 5, 2021 (Full proposal), Jan 7, 2022 (Pre proposal)

Grant amount: US $500 - US $25,000

Fields of work: Art & Culture Community Development & Revitalization Education Human & Social Services Parks & Public Spaces Greening & Beautification Senior Services Family Services Health Care Access & Delivery Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Youth Services Child Welfare Services Civic Affairs Show all

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Blackford County, Indiana

Location of residency: Blackford County, Indiana

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About this funder:



The Blackford County Community Foundation is in the business of awarding grants to local nonprofit organizations in order to improve the quality of life for our families.

Fields of Interest- Our Community Foundation will focus primarily on these fields of interest; however, it expects to remain flexible in its grant-making activities.
Community Development 
  • Arts and cultural development 
  • Community parks
  • Community beautifications, improvement and enhancement projects
  • Neighborhood associations
Community Services Planning & Coordination
  • Health services coordination 
  • Human services coordination


  • Community education on relevant issues 
  • Post-secondary, secondary, elementary, preschool and special education
  • Community health services 
  • Mental health services
Human Services
  • Elderly services 
  • Children and youth services
  • Family services
  • Youth advancement

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Must be a nonprofit, education, or government group to receive a grant award
  • An individual may receive a grant award only under special circumstances.
  • Capital grants to building campaigns will only be made when there is evidence that such support is vital to the success of a program meeting priority needs of the community.
    •  Payments of such grants are made only after a significant percentage of the total campaign requirements have been raised.


  • Merit and priority of applications:
    • Seriousness of the problem and adequacy of the proposed action to meet the problem
    • Degree of potential benefit to the entire community
    • Capability of the organization and its personnel to achieve expected results
    • Appropriateness of timing
    • Evidence of cooperation and coordination with other organizations at the time of the request
    • Possibility of future support by other organizations
    • Improbability of financial support by some other organization at the time of the request


  • Grants are not awarded to profit-making enterprises.
  • Grants are not awarded to support political activities.
  • Grants are not awarded to support operating budgets of organizations, except for limited experimental or demonstration periods.
    • Exceptions to this policy may be made when there are compelling reasons for doing so.
  • Grants are not awarded for sectarian or religious purposes or to sectarian or religious organizations operated primarily for the benefit of their own members.
  • Grants are not awarded for endowment purposes.
  • No Transportation costs allowed


This page was last reviewed January 16, 2021 and last updated January 16, 2021