The Harrison County Community Foundation Supporting Organization (HCCFSO) typically makes grants twice a year.
All not-for-profit agencies providing services to residents of Harrison County, Indiana are eligible to apply. Applicants must be in good standing with the Secretary of State and be listed on the Business Master file with the IRS. Schools, religious organizations, some civic organizations and local governmental units may be exempt from this requirement. Applicants should be able to present their IRS Letter of Determination (LOD) indicating their status as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit.
Grant applications must be completed in accordance with the approved publicly published application. Online applications are available on our website www.hccfindiana.org. Agencies with extraordinary circumstances that do not have access to the internet should contact the HCCF staff.
Grant requests of $200,000 and over are considered Signature Grants. This type of request requires a two-part process. These applications will be reviewed by all members of the Grants Committee and Board of Directors. Decisions for Signature Grants may be announced anytime during the year.
A vast majority of grant applications should be planned ahead and submitted during the Spring or Fall Grant Cycles, however, HCCFSO is aware that some state or federal grants requiring local matching funds are announced on short notice. To support Harrison County serving not-for-profits with local matching funds, we will consider certain Special Grant requests anytime.
Emergency grants are awarded to respond to true emergency needs of our community or those that prevent an agency or program from carrying out primary functions or services.
Refer to the HCCFSO Grant Making Policy and Procedures (amended May 6, 2013) for details and instructions for these types of grants.
To facilitate the preparation of complete grant applications, applicants are encouraged to utilize Foundation staff assistance. This service is provided to assist you and does not reduce or replace the applicant’s responsibility for the content of the package. A grant application scheduled for review must be done so no later than one week prior to the submission deadline. Contact the Foundation office at (812) 738-6668 if you have any questions or desire assistance.