Reeves Foundation: Columbus, Indiana Local Organized Charities Grants

Carl Marshall Reeves and Mildred Almen Reeves Foundation Grant

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Grant amount: US $2,500 - US $125,000

Anticipated deadline: May 15, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

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

Location of project: Bartholomew County, Indiana

Location of residency: Preferred: Bartholomew County, Indiana Other eligible locations: United States

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About this funder:




The Carl Marshall and Mildred Almen Reeves Foundation was formed in 1997 by Mrs. Mildred Reeves in honor of her late husband, Carl Reeves. Mrs. Reeves' life explains the Foundation's purpose. Mrs. Reeves was a very generous woman who enthusiastically supported local community organizations. Mrs. Reeves was particularly interested in education, history, and the arts. Both Mrs. Reeves and her brother had macular degeneration of the eye. In her later years, Mrs. Reeves' lifestyle was dramatically affected by her condition; she passed away in 1999 at the age of 96.

Purpose of the Foundation

  • 50% of grants to be used for local organized charities in the Columbus, Indiana area
Funding Policy

The policy of the Foundation is to fund the project itself and/or any capital expenditures.

The Foundation’s purpose is to provide grants for research for macula degeneration of the eye and support other local, community charities in the Columbus, IN area (whether medical, educational, or other charitable purposes) chosen by the board and/or founder.

A proven need needs to be demonstrated. We look at the quality of your request.

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


  • Nonprofit charitable organizations that are exempt from federal taxes under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Revenue Code can apply for grant.
  • We focus on Columbus, IN organizations or those directly serving the immediate area in the city or Bartholomew County.
  • More than one request can be received from the same organization.
    • However, please realize that each year our budget of grants to be awarded and number of requests vary. 
    • So please keep in mind that you are in essence “competing” against yourself.
    • If you have multiple requests, providing us a priority of those items would be appreciated.
    • Similarly, your organization can apply for a grant each year and receive awards in multiple years.


  • Typically, we give higher priority to equipment or capital expenditures.
  • Also, we like to see matching dollars, a partner of your funding from other sources, or from your own cash reserves.
  • Your organization’s history and financial stability are also considered.
  • Another criteria is what we feel would be the overall impact of our dollars.
  • We also try to honor what we feel were Mrs. Reeves philanthropic ideals.


  • The monies awarded may not be used for any overhead, indirect administrative costs, or endowment funds.
  • Generally, the foundation does not fund normal operational items, supplies, consumables, salaries, administrative or overhead items.
  • We do not fund any type of endowment funds.
  • Normally, we do not fund multiyear requests.
    • Exceptions would be for a building or a long term project.