PCCF: Community Good Grants Program

Perry County Community Foundation


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Perry County, Indiana

Location of residency: Perry County, Indiana

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Overview:

NOTE: The Perry County Community Foundation is in the process of evaluating its Community Good Grants Program. At this time, the Foundation will only consider short-term urgent funding requests of organizations located within Perry County, Indiana. These selective, modest grants will be based on critical need and assist nonprofits that are facing an unforeseen event(s) that has or will significantly interrupt essential services. You may contact the Foundation with any such requests.

Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support and for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project.

Program Areas Considered for Funding

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:

Environment, Activities that Benefit Animals

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.

Recreation

Improving and promoting recreational and leisure activities, parks, and community sporting events and activities.

Youth Development

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.
  • Funding 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, a fiscal sponsor may be required.

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