Foundation grant deadline approaches


Staff Reports

Nonprofits face a July 31 deadline to submit fall grant applications to the Community Foundation of Jackson County.

Each year, the foundation accepts grant proposals for projects and needs of Jackson County nonprofits, President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Davis said. Grants are funded through unrestricted and field of interest endowments administered by the foundation.

Grant guidelines and proposal forms are available online at Click on grants and then fall grants.

Foundation Vice President Sue Smith is available to review grant proposals before submission. She may be reached at 812-523-4483 or by email at vice [email protected].

Applications will be reviewed by the foundation’s grant committee, and organizations will be notified following approval after the October meeting of the board of directors.

The foundation funds the fall grant cycle with earnings from more than 30 endowed community funds and field of interest funds.

“All of these endowments have been created through the generosity of businesses and individuals who care passionately about Jackson County and the people who live and work here,” Davis said.

Last year, the foundation approved 18 grants totaling $54,924 through the fall grant cycle.

The foundation offers endowment services, gift planning, charitable gift annuities and scholarship administration. It was created in 1992 and made its first grants in 1994. Since then, the foundation has awarded more than $7 million in grants and scholarships across Jackson County. The charitable nonprofit administers more than 200 funds with assets of more than $16 million.

For information about how you can make a donation to any of the funds administered by the foundation or how you might start a new fund, call 812-523-4483 or send an email to Davis at president@cf

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