Thank you for becoming a committee member with the Community Foundation. We hope to provide you with meeting information, applications, scoresheets, and committee basics. If you have additional questions, please contact Corinne Becknell Lucas via email at email@example.com, 574.223.2227 (Rochester office), 574.835.4101 (cell phone), 877.432.6423 (toll free).
Miami County Community Foundation Grant Meetings and Agendas
|Community Support Grant Applications Received for Review|
|Advocacy Links – Program costs. Get the application||$5,000|
|Beyond Able Training Center/PQC Trains – POS for Rise and Shine Warrior Cafe. Get the application||$3,150|
|Denver Saddle Club – Fending. Get the application||$10,476|
|The Honeywell Foundation – Arts in Education. Get the application||$2,000|
|Church of the Nazarene – Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Get the application||$2,931|
|MC Helping Hands – Project Brighter Tomorrow 2023. Get the application||$10,000|
|Peru Elks Lodge #365 – Peru Elks Annual Cancer Auction. Get the application||$750|
|WarriorTech Robotics – WarriorTech Robotics First Tech Challenge Team. Get the application
2022 Grant Applications Approved
|Cole Porter Festival – Ticket taking equipment. Final Report||$2,400|
|Multi-year Impact grant St. Vincent de Paul – Year 4 of 5 $3k for 5 years. $15,000||$3,000|
|Multi-year Impact grant for MC YMCA – Year 4 of 5 $20k for 5 years. $100,000||$20,000|
|NICF – Preschool program||$15,000|
|Macy Fire Dept. – New building||$10,000|
|Food Finders – mobile pantries||$6,000|
|Nickel Plate Trail, Inc.- Trail expansion||$7,000|
|Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry – Meat the Need||$2,500|
|Miami County 4H Horse & Pony Club – Horse stall updates||$5,000|
|Miami County Artisan Gallery – Peru Visual Arts Festival 2022||$3,000|
|McGrawsville Community Church – Buddy Bags for Maconaquah School||$2,500|
|Bunker Hill UMC – Mission House handicap ramp. Final Report||$2,800|
|North Miami School Corp.- Little Warriors preschool curriculum||$3,368|
|Intrepid Phoenix- Recovery program||$1,950|
|Feed My Sheep/First Christian Church – Free meal program.||$5,000|
|Ole Olsen Memorial Theater – Stage lights.||$1,782|
2021 Grant Applications Approved
|Multi-year Impact grant St. Vincent de Paul – Year 3 of 5 $3k for 5 years. $15,000 Final Report||$3,000|
|Multi-year Impact grant for MC YMCA – Year 3 of 5 $20k for 5 years. $100,000 Final Report||$20,000|
|NICF – Preschool program Final Report||$10,500|
|United Way of MC – Childcare block grant support. No Final report assigned||$5,000|
|Circus City Festival – Computer Hardware/Software upgrades. Final Report||$6,736|
|Circus Hall of Fame – Electronic displays. Final Report||$2,000|
|North Miami School Corp – Strengthening Families. Final Report||$5,500|
|Peru Public Library – Story Walk. Final Report||$3,000|
|ReDiscover Downtown Peru – Women’s Suffrage statue of Marie Stuart Edwards. Final Report||$3,000|
|Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House – Program support. Final Report||$1,500|
|Distinguished Young Women of Miami County – Program expenses Final Report||$500|
|Bridges to Health – Capacity building||$3,000|
|Area Five Agency- Guardianship program||$5,000|
|Miami County Cemetery Board- GPR for locating grave markers Final Report||$3,850|
|Nickel Plate Trail, Inc.- Mac Trail land acquisition ($10,000) Due April 2023||$3,000|
Grant Committee Information
What is the NICF? Community foundations are tax-exempt public charities serving local people who share a common concern – improving the quality of life in their area. Individuals, families, businesses and organizations create permanent charitable funds and the foundation invests and administers those funds.
The Northern Indiana Community Foundation, Inc. (NICF), is a comprised of Fulton, Miami and Starke County Community Foundations who share costs and pool funds into a single cost-effective foundation.
The NICF is directed by a volunteer board consisting of five members from each of the three counties which provides consistent effective management of the endowments. Each county has its own volunteer local board. The executive director and staff are paid positions.
The Role of a Committee Member. Committee members ensure that the original intent of the fund is followed. Members are stewards of the fund, its purpose, and updates us on concerns and issues that arise in the community. We encourage members to share the public’s questions and comments about the granting process and welcome input on community issues.
Grant Committee Information. The Foundation awards grants from Community Funds (unrestricted funds) and field of interest funds. Community funds place no restrictions on how they may be used, and depends on committee recommendations to meet the community’s most pressing needs. Funds such as the Starke United Fund, are comprised of a named committee that follows the charitable purpose set out in the fund. Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3), tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, or projects that are charitable in nature.
How often do we meet and do I need to come to every meeting? Grant committees meet quarterly and typically last 1 hour depending on the number of applications received. the meeting may last longer is a visit to a grantee is planned.
What if I am involved with an organization that is requesting a grant? Members complete a “Conflict of Interest” form. If you have a conflict you will refrain from participating in the discussions of that particular application and will not vote on that application. If you have a leadership position with an organization requesting funds, you need to inform the committee chair in advance of the meeting.
How many applications will I review and how do we make the selections? We have no deadlines on the majority of our applications. We typically meet on a quarterly basis, but could meet between those times to help an applicant this is under a time restraint. Below you will find the applications which are posted as they are received at the NICF office. Also posted are grant review sheets that will help you in evaluating the applications your review process.