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Starke County Community Foundation Announces 2017 Grant Opportunities Without Deadlines

Starke United app due May 5, 2017
Grant Packet contains the applications for the Community Education Grants, Maude Brown and Henry F. Schricker Endowment, Robert 'Boom Boom' Baker Alternative Agriculture Grant, Community Support Grants, and James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award

Starke County Community Foundation Grant packet

Starke County Community Foundation Grant packet

The Starke County Community Foundation (SCCF) is offering many granting opportunities for charitable organizations in 2017. In an effort to be make grant dollars more accessible to community projects, the Community Foundation has removed deadlines from most of their applications. These applications may be submitted throughout the year.

Applications for the entire year are available online or at the SCCF office in the North Judson-San Pierre Middle School building at 950 W. Campbell Drive in North Judson.

Starke United Fund grants will be administered as they have been in the past. The deadline to apply is May 5, 2017. These grants are the result of a partnership with Starke United and the Community Foundation. The partnership was created to provide a more efficient way to assist Starke County’s charitable agencies. Maximum grant request per agency is $ 3,500.

Grant applications without deadlines are described below and applications can be found in the Starke County Community Foundation Grant packet.

Community Education Grants are for schools or teachers in the Knox, North Judson-San Pierre, and Oregon-Davis School systems. The maximum amount that can be requested is $500.00 for each school system.

There are two Field of Interest grant opportunities, one for Indiana history and one for alternative agriculture projects. The Maude Brown and Henry F. Schricker Endowment provides support to all Starke County fourth-grade or above students for projects regarding Indiana history and social studies. The Robert 'Boom Boom' Baker Alternative Agriculture Grant awards dollars to programs or projects that encourage or support alternative agriculture within Starke County.

This is the third year of the James R. Hardesty Leadership in Philanthropy Award. This special recognition alternates between highlighting the achievements of an outstanding individual philanthropist and an effective and worthwhile organization that makes an impact in the community. The 2017 award will be given to an individual.

Also available are Community Support Grants, which assist organizations seeking grants in the range of several hundred to several thousand dollars. These grants are designed to be awarded to many organizations and provide support throughout the community.

“We are excited to offer different types of grants that have no application deadline,” said Sarah Origer, SCCF Director of Development. “We typically award grants in November. This new system is designed to be more convenient for those who need funding earlier in the year,” Origer added.

If you have questions about a grant, or would like to talk about a funding idea, contact Corinne Becknell Lucas, NICF Associate Director toll free at 877-432-6423, by email corinne@nicf.org, or Sarah Origer, SCCF, Director of Development at 772-3665, or starke@nicf.org.