The Marshall County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Community Fund fall grant round. The Community Fund at the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) is one of the most flexible and responsive of the Foundation’s 332 funds in addressing new and emerging community needs. Twice each year grants are awarded from this endowment fund’s earnings to nonprofit organizations. These grants support specific projects or programs throughout Marshall County typically focusing on the arts, education, health and human services, recreation and the environment. Community members who serve on MCCF’s Grants Committee evaluate proposals and conduct site visits during a competitive application process.
Applications for the Community Fund grants are due by 4:30 pm, Monday, August 3, 2015.
Applications will then be reviewed by the MCCF Grants Committee and final decisions will be determined by the Board of Directors during their September meeting. While applications that target educational needs in Marshall County continue to remain important to MCCF, all proposed projects will be reviewed on their merits and how they meet a variety of needs in the community.
Applicants must be organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS status or organizations with 501(c) IRS status whose request is charitable in nature for the following:
- Start-up costs for new programs or the expansion of needed programs.
- One-time projects or needs
Funding for the biannual Community Fund grants awarded by MCCF is made available through earnings on this endowment fund. Donations to the MCCF Community Fund from individuals and corporations are always welcome and provide a way to make a permanent investment in the community for ever-changing needs. Through a generous grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc., donations to the MCCF Community Fund may receive a $1 to $1 match through March 2016.
About the Marshall County Community Foundation
The Marshall County Community Foundation is a public charity with local roots that helps great ideas take flight through endowment philanthropy. Since 1991, donors to the Marshall County Community Foundation have built the community’s assets currently valued at more than $32 million and have returned over $12 million to Marshall County communities in grants and scholarships. For more information about the Foundation, call 574.935.9159 or visit www.marshallcountycf.org.