The Greene County Foundation has three grant cycles:
Grant Cycle ONE: DESIGNATED
Annual payout of earnings on the DESIGNATED endowed funds. This payout is made in Feb/March of each year to those organizations that are the beneficiaries of endowed funds that are DESIGNATED for a specific purpose. These have been established by the organization or by a donor that wants to support that organization or cause. These can be named in memory or in honor of someone, i.e. the Dutch and Juanita Rowe fund which supports school supplies at Shakamak and WRV. These are funds that receive an automatic annual grant from the earnings on the balance of the endowed fund. Look on the web page under FUNDS for a full listing of Designated Funds.
Grant Cycle TWO: ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS
Each spring (May) Scholarships are awarded. This is grant cycle TWO. These are endowed funds designated to be awarded as a scholarship, often in memory of or in honor of someone. Look on the web page under FUNDS for a full listing of Scholarship Funds. Applications for the Lilly Scholarship are posted in August of each year, and the general scholarship application in March. Look under the scholarship tab for more information.
Grant Cycle THREE: ENDOWED UNRESTRICTED
This is the Community Support grant cycle, paid from the earnings of the Unrestricted funds. The earnings from these funds are awarded annually through our competitive grant cycle which opens in late spring of each year. The 2019 Community Support grant cycle is currently open to applicants. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:30pm. Please view the Community Support Grant Outline document linked below for information on the application process – questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Look on the web page under FUNDS for a full listing of the unrestricted funds.
Community Support Grant documents for 2018:
The Linton Heritage Fund and the Prairie Chapel – Cemetery Preservation Fund are also open to applicants:
- The Linton Heritage Fund is established to support historical preservation and beautification activities in the Linton area. Up to $690.00 is available to grantees for the year 2019.
- The Prairie Chapel – Cemetery Preservation Fund is established to support the maintenance, repair, and restoration of historically significant monuments and the preservation & beautification of cemeteries in Greene County. Up to $1,400.00 is available to grantees for the year 2019.
Applicants to the Linton Heritage Fund and Prairie Chapel – Cemetery Preservation Fund must complete the Short Grant Application Form below and submit it to the Foundation by Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:30pm.
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