2016 Grants_Infographic_Two_Page_Page_1The Harrison County Community Foundation Supporting Organization (HCCFSO) is pleased to announce our new grant policy. Beginning January 1, 2016, online grant applications will be accepted anytime throughout the year. No more deadlines, cycles, or multiple applications based on level of request. One application for all requests. Applicants will have 60 days to complete a grant application once started.

All not-for-profit agencies providing services to residents of Harrison County, Indiana are eligible to apply. Agencies must be listed in good standing on the IRS Publication 78 and/or the Business Master File and must have completed the annual filing with their Secretary of State. Schools, religious organizations, some civic organizations and local governmental units may be exempt from this requirement. Applicants should be able to present the organization’s IRS Letter of Determination (LOD) indicating their status as a 501(c) not-for-profit.

****Note: Business Entity Report filings change….To do business in the State of Indiana, nonprofits must file a business entity report with the Indiana Secretary of State. Effective July 1, 2016, the schedule moves to a biennial filing. Fees will increase from $10 to $20. It is important that nonprofits keep this important task on their radar, as eligibility for certain grants is dependent upon up-to-date filings. Learn more or look up your organization

Grant applications must be completed in accordance with the approved publicly published application now listed on the Grant Applications Tab. Agencies with extraordinary circumstances that do not have access to the internet should contact the HCCF staff.

Refer to Grant Making Policy & Procedures under the Grants tab for details and instructions.

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. Applicants must call the office prior to submission to request a review. Contact Anna Curts at the Foundation office at (812) 738-6668  or annac@hccfindiana.org if you have any questions or desire assistance.