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!”
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. Deadline is August 27, 2018 Get the application.
Sara Ann Herrell Memorial Dance Fund: created as a tribute to Sara and her love of life, family and friends. This grant provides support for dance scholarships. Those attending Ballet Arts of Peru will have priority in the selection process. Deadline is May 7, 2018 Get the application.
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 $10,000 impact grant to United Way of Miami County, Inc. for its Miami County Works program. The program is free to the public and was formed to help reduce employment barriers for Miami County residents.
The Miami County Community Foundation celebrated #GivingTuesday on November 28th with a live broadcast on WARU. The MCCF also invited community members to stop by the office for hot cider and doughnuts. Gifts and pledges totaled $12,796. Of this amount, $4,875 was given to community funds and will be matched $1 for $1 by the MCCF. All gifts will help to improve the quality of life in Miami County.
The Boomerang Sisterhood supported youth education, the arts, WWI history, and a local community soup kitchen at their annual social on Wednesday, September 20 at the Peru Civic Center. In total, $4,500 was given to support Miami County organizations.