Community Grant Application
New in 2021: A preliminary application must be submitted and approved before a final application will be accepted. See the application form for more details.
DUE January 7 (preliminary) and February 4 (final) for a March award distribution
DUE July 1 (preliminary) and August 5 (final) for a September award distribution
Community Grant applications are accepted in February and in August.
Additional grant opportunities are available through the W.O.W. grant program.
We encourage you to help us with our mission of making Blackford County an even better place to live and work by submitting your plans to advance that goal with a grant application.
As You Consider Making a Grant Application . . .
- Yours must be a nonprofit, education, or government group to receive a grant award.
- An individual may receive a grant award only under special circumstances.
- Political activities, general operating budgets, religious purpose programs for the benefit of the members of a specific religious group, capital building project campaigns, and the building of endowments are not generally funded.
- All grant awards are made according to IRS guidelines.
Additional details about these requirements are included on the BCCF Grant Application. But please contact our Executive Director Elizabeth Witt at 765-348-3411 or firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if your proposal fits the guidelines.
When a Grant Award Is Made . . .
One to two months after a grant application deadline, the contact person listed on the application will be notified by phone and by mail whether the grant has been awarded or not. In the following few weeks, the awardee will receive a Grant Agreement that spells out the specifics of the award and must be signed and returned. Then Foundation issues a check in the amount of the grant award.
When a Grant Award Ends . . .
The organization must complete the Report on Use of Grant Funds form and return it to the Foundation.