Before you begin any HCCF application, please review our Grant Making Policy & Procedures June 5, 2017.
Beginning in 2018, HCCF will require nonprofits that apply for funding to have at least one current board member who has completed an HCCF-approved nonprofit board governance training program. To help nonprofits meet this requirement, HCCF is offering Building Dynamic Boards of Directors training sessions this summer and fall. Participants will sharpen their knowledge of the most critical elements of nonprofit boards of directors. They will learn about nonprofit board development, fundraising, strategic planning, managing change, and other essential topics.
Two upcoming Building Dynamic Boards of Directors sessions are planned, and they will both occur at HCCF, located at 1523 Foundation Way NE in Corydon. One session will occur on July 11 and 18 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the other session will occur on Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Attendees must attend both days of a session to qualify for the Certificate of Completion.
Before submitting the required online application, the Grants Committee Chair encourages applicants to utilize the Foundation staff for assistance. Applicants must call the HCCF staff to request to have their completed online application reviewed before submitting. Many grant applications are denied because they are incomplete. Examples include failure to submit with authorized signatures, uploading an expired Form 990, and submitting insufficient financial information. Reviewing will assure uploaded items are current and the application is 100% complete.
Youth Philanthropy Council Grant Application available in January
All applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 to be considered. Grants awarded will be no more than $2,000.00
Youth Philanthropy grants are focused on supporting young people and their communities. Requested grant funds should be used to offer a range of activities for those aged 13-19 years old. Grants are intended to engage youth in society by creating healthy, guiding relationships with adults, providing constructive free time activities, offering character–building opportunities, and encouraging a sense of community. Activities can include, but are not limited to, arts, music, sports, leisure and other activities where young people can make friends in a fun and safe environment. Priority will be given to grants that identify innovative and challenging ways to engage youth to participate.
Award recipients will be notified in April 2017. For more information or questions contact Heather Stafford, Director of Programs at 812-738-6668 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org