GCC Foundation: Community Good Grants Program

Gibson County Community Foundation


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Aug 1, 2018

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, Biomedical

Location of project: Gibson County, Indiana

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Established in 1993, the Gibson County Community Foundation is one of nearly 700 community foundations in the United States today. We serve Gibson County, offering people a variety of ways to achieve their goals for this community through charitable giving.

Program Areas Considered for Funding

We focus 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.

Community Development

  • 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.

Education

  • 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 organizations which provide education-related services to students and schools.

Health

  • 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.

Human Services

  • 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, such as the Environment, Recreation, and Youth Development

  • 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.

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

Eligibility:

  • 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.
  • Fund requests 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.
  • In some cases, organizations without the 501(c)(3) designation may be required to obtain a fiscal sponsor.

Ineligibility:

  • Project Areas NOT Considered for Funding
    • Religious organizations for religious purposes
    • Political parties or campaigns
    • Endowment creation or debt reduction
    • Operating costs
    • Capital campaigns
    • Annual appeals or membership contributions
    • Travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or classes