GRANTS APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
The Franklin County Community Foundation’s 2016-17 grants cycle is underway. Grant applications are now available on the Grants page. Organizations seeking grants must submit an application to be eligible for funding. Grant requests of $3000 or less will fill out a one page application. Requests for more than $3000 will be required to complete a longer, more detailed application. Applications are due at the FCCF office by 4:00 PM January 17, 2017. The FCCF Grants Committee will review grant applications and applicants will be contacted to set up “in person” meetings with the Grants Committee. The committee will then select appropriate requests for grant awards. Grant checks will be mailed beginning in March, 2017.
The Foundation makes grants from endowments to tax-exempt organizations operating or proposing to operate programs for Franklin County residents. In general, the Foundation prefers funding start-up costs for new programs, one-time projects or needs beyond an applicant’s capabilities and means.
The 2016-17 available grants for community projects include: General Community Grants, $25,150; Bath State Bank Community Grants, $2,880; M. Horstman Unrestricted Community Grants, $2,000; Captain Charles N. Fox USAF Memorial, $540; Robert & Ethel Crawford Memorial Endowment, $370; MainSource Bank Community Grants, $350; Bob & Marge Seibert Unrestricted Endowment, $190; and the Otto Family Endowment, $480. Organizations with a project or program benefitting handicapped residents may be eligible for the Lloyd R. Ratz Handicap Endowment, $180.
The Foundation has several endowments established to aid families in the community. Applications for these “Special Assistance Grants” are available by contacting the Foundation. Limited funds are available for families who are going through financial crisis due to medical difficulties caused by childhood cancer (Bill & Marge Zimmer Family Endowment); families with a child under the age of 18 with a one-time medical related expense (Lorraine & Frank Misasi Children’s Medical Fund Endowment); families that have suffered the death of a dependent child (Olivia Rebecca Waggoner Memorial Endowment and Maxwell James Grimmeissen Memorial Endowment); individuals with a speech or hearing disability (John and Joyce Back Speech and Hearing Disability Endowment); Individuals who are seeking rehabilitation for substance abuse (Eric J. Biehl Memorial Endowment); families in Franklin County that have a physically or mentally handicapped individual residing with them (Colton Jacob Brewer Memorial Endowment).
The Foundation’s designated endowments will provide funding to specific organizations. These organizations will receive grant awards in March, 2017.
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