Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are focusing our Impact and Community Support Grants on local health and human service interests to help local people get the resources they need. When applying for a grant, please consider how your request can benefit people in Miami County who are struggling to meet their daily needs. Thanks for your cooperation and help as we deal with this situation together.
Review the Grant Guidelines to make sure your project falls within the Community Foundation’s area of granting. We accept proposals on a continuous basis.
The Community foundation has grants awarded by local women for local charitable causes. There is also a grant for dance students, and we work with Miami/Cass REMC’s OperationRoundup grant program.
See the complete list of these grants below and look for specific deadlines.
“Seeing projects begin with an idea and then blossom into a community asset is what it’s all about!”
Sara Ann Herrell Memorial Dance Fund grant: Provides support for dance scholarships. Those attending Ballet Arts of Peru will have priority in the selection process. Application deadline is May 4th 2020. Get the application
The Boomerang Sisterhood: The Mission of the Boomerang Sisterhood is: “to inspire Miami County women to reach their full potential to create a better society.” Through annual dues, local woman make grants to local charitable organizations. The Sisterhood awards 4-5 grants per year ranging from $500 – $2,000. Application available September 2020.
Miami/Cass REMC Operation Round-Up©: a voluntary fundraising program where local REMC members donate the spare change on their energy bill to help those in need throughout the community. With an average donation of only $6.00 per year, and never more than 99 cents a month, members make a small investment that pays big dividends in the community. Deadline dates are: March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, and December 31st. Get the application.
The Miami County Community Foundation awarded a $100,000 Impact Grant to YMCA of Miami County, Inc. for its new building campaign. This multi-year award will be granted at $20,000 per year for 5 years.
Gifts to the Community Funds that make these grants possible will be matched $2 for $1 by the Lilly Endowment Inc. through December 31, 2020 or until the match is met! You can give a gift to be matched by clicking “Donate.” Additional instructions can be found on the donate form under “Designate Your Gift.” Contact us for more information!