Thank you for taking time to apply for a grant from our Community Foundation. MCCF is accepting grant proposals for the Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Fund. The purpose of this endowment fund is to provide funding for environmental, educational or recreational projects directly related to Lake Maxinkuckee.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are able to open this grant cycle to support projects and programs that create positive change for our community while benefitting our residents.  

Just a few reminders and helpful tips:

  • We strongly advise that you seek the assistance of the Community Foundation staff if you have any questions or difficulties with the grant application process. We are here to help any grant applicant in need of assistance.
  • We list all grants that have been awarded on our web site. Be sure to visit that area. There is a lot of information that will help you with your grant application. Are you asking for more than is typically granted? Have we funded this type of project before? Will your proposal duplicate a service already provided in our community?
  • Include ALL required documentation. Follow the checklist and instructions completely. Provide the requested number of copies. All copies should be identical.
  • Provide a reasonable, detailed budget of the project. Grant committee members will recognize under-budgeted or padded requests. Applications with budgets that include other sources of funding (match money) are generally more successful.
  • Do your homework on costs. Provide price lists or written estimates as attachments. Include competing estimates or bids (not more than three) if the work/project is to be contracted.
  • Statistics are helpful to justify your proposals, but statistics specific to our county will provide a better argument for funding. How many of our county residents will be served by your program? What is the source and relevance of your statistics?
  • Avoid jargon, abbreviations and acronyms. Ask someone who is not familiar with the project to read and critique your application. Will they be able to understand and clearly explain what your project is, the costs, the results you hope to achieve?

Good luck in writing your grant proposal and please feel free to contact the Community Foundation office for assistance.

Before You Begin.

Please download the worksheet below to prepare your grant application. You may then copy and paste your responses into the online form and submit the application to the foundation.

Download Grant Application Worksheet. [Microsoft Word Document Format 87kb]

 

Instructions

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Please review this form and have your responses ready.
It is advised to prepare your answers in advance.
You may also copy and paste your answers from Microsoft Word or other text based programs.

Base Data
Organization Information

Please enter your organization's information here. Application deadlines February 1 and August 1.

Contacts

Please enter contact data here.

General Information

Please fill out this section completely.

The following questions must be filled in for your application to be considered:

Depending on your type of organization, you may be required to show documentation.

Fiscal Agent

If applicant is other than a registered Not-For-Profit, please tell us who will act as your required fiscal agent.

 

Financial Need Request
Grant Application Narrative

Please provide answers for the following in a complete and succinct manner. If more space is necessary, attach (an) additional sheet(s) at the end of the grant application making sure that clear reference is made to the number and sub section for each piece of requested information.

Part 1. Project Details
Part 2. Expected benefits from this project
Part 3. Collaboration
Part 4. Sustainability
Part 5. Marketing
Part 6. Overview of the organization
Project Activity Budgeted Income

*NOTE: If total grant request from MCCF is more than $2,500, the maximum % allowed is 90% of the total for the project (activity). This amount must match the amount requested below.

Project Activity Budgeted Expenses

Please list how the project money will be spent (place an * next to the items for which you are requesting funding from the Marshall County Community Foundation).

Document Uploads

Please provide documentation as needed. File formats accepted are pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx and rtf.
Maximum file size is 1mb per document. If your documents are larger than the maximum file size and you have issues uploading them, please send them directly to the foundation at the following email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please Include a copy of IRS 501(c) Determination Letter indicating charitable status of your organization or your fiscal agent. Include letters from partnering organizations, if applicable. Include contractor’s estimates, if applicable. Include name and address list of organization’s board of directors and staff. Submit copies of organization’s most recent audited financial statement or IRS Form 990.

Certification

To the best of my knowledge and belief, all data in this application are true and correct. The document has been duly authorized by the governing body of the applicant. Grant Applicant hereby certifies that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, gender preference, age, or disability ("non-discrimination factors") in its policies, practices, services, or standards for participation in its programs, except to the extent any such program lawfully provides services to a limited segment of the population based on any such non-discrimination factor. It is expressly understood and agreed that the Community Foundation is not a joint participant in, nor provider of, any of the Grant Applicant's programs or services. The Community Foundation’s role in Grant Applicant's programs and services is limited solely to making grants and assuring that grants are administered in accordance with the terms of the approved application. The Grant Applicant represents and warrants that it will use all granted funds in accordance with applicable laws. Grant Applicant agrees to indemnify, and hold the Community Foundation harmless from any liability imposed on the Community Foundation based on any conduct or omission occurring in connection with a program or service of Grant Applicant for which the Community Foundation has provided a grant.

Submission Instructions

Submit your application by clicking the button below. Please be patient and only click the submit button once. Do not close out of this window until you are directed to the "Thank You" page.

If you are not redirected to the "Thank You" page within a few minutes, please scroll up the page and make sure you have not missed any required information and then try submitting the page again. If your form does not submit, please contact the Community Foundation.