MCCF - Unrestricted Grant Cycle

Montgomery County Community Foundation

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Next deadline: Aug 10, 2020 2:00pm PDT (Full proposal)

Later deadlines: Feb 10, 2021 2:00pm PST (Full proposal)

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $35,000

Fields of work: Community Development & Revitalization Art & Culture Health & Medicine Education Historic Preservation Human & Social Services Youth Services History Show all

Applicant type: Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Montgomery County, Indiana

Location of residency: Montgomery County, Indiana

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NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competitive, unrestricted grant cycles #2 and #3 are now combined.

To apply, you must first schedule an appointment to talk with MCCF staff about your intended proposal. This step is required of first time applicants and recommended to all others. You may then fill out the desired online application. Applications are due at the "full proposal" deadlines above. 


The Montgomery County Community Foundation (MCCF) builds bridges to support the future of Montgomery County.

2020 Grantmaking

Each year through our unrestricted and field of interest funds, we are able to make grants available through this competitive grant cycle. 

Grantmaking Areas of Interest

  • Art & Culture
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • History
  • Health
  • Human Services
  • Youth

Unrestricted Grant Cycle #2

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competitive, unrestricted grant cycles #2 and #3 are now combined and the new due date is Monday, August 10, 5 p.m. This will be the final unrestricted grant cycle for 2020.

COVID-19 Operating Support Grants

We know the pandemic has caused great stress on many operating budgets and we are offering grants to address those needs. The due date is Monday, August 10, 5 p.m. 

An organization may apply for both an Unrestricted Grant and a COVID-19 Operating Support Grant in 2020.

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Grants

We are also accepting requests for emergency assistance related to the pandemic, with the emphasis placed on these areas: food insecurity, child care, and health. These grants do not affect eligibility for the Unrestricted Grants or the Operating Support Grants.

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


  • Grant applications will be accepted from any new or existing nonprofit organization in Montgomery County.
    • These organizations must be a tax-exempt organization whose purposes are described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
    • Grant applications will also be accepted from local governmental entities, such as the three Montgomery County school corporations, for charitable purposes.
  • If an organization has received funding from MCCF in the past, all post-grant reporting requirements must be current before an organization is eligible to submit a new request.


  • Generally, MCCF will not support the following from unrestricted and field of interest funds:
    • Grants to individuals (other than scholarships).
    • Programs which are religious or sectarian in nature.
      • Proposals from religious groups will be considered when the program is open to the entire community and is not designed to teach or promote a particular religion.
    • Parades, festivals and sporting events.
    • Endowment funds.
    • Multiple grants to a single organization in one calendar year.
    • Any propaganda, political or otherwise, attempting to influence legislation or intervene in any political affairs or campaigns.
    • An organization’s past debts or existing obligations.
    • Post-event or after-the-fact situations.