The Community Foundation has no deadline for many of their applications. Those seeking grant dollars for Sustainability, Impact, or Community Grants may submit applications at any time. A “Sustainability Award” is a $5,000 endowment grant awarded to Miami County nonprofits to encourage donations to their own permanent endowment fund. Impact Grants are for large project up to $20,000 designed to support organizations planning a new project, program, or services. Charitable organizations must first submit a Letter of Intent. Community Support Grants are several hundred to several thousand dollars and awarded to many organizations and provide support throughout the community.
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 6th. 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 deadline has passed. Check back in 2019.
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!
Recipients include the Life Cycle Program, Town of Macy’s Renfroe Park, Miami Nation of Indians, St, Vincent de Paul Society, and Food Finders. Our preschool scholarship program also received over $10,000 to help 4 year old students and their families afford essential preschool education.