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HCCF announces 2021 Fall Grant Cycle

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced its Fall Grant Cycle is now open. The “Make A Difference” grant is available to charitable organizations and the “Classroom Education” grant is available to teachers and school administrators.  Also, for the first time, charitable preschools with a 501(c)(3) status may also apply for the Classroom Education grant.

With the opening of the application, the Community Foundation also announces that it has gone to a new application software, and in doing so, has created a two-step application process.  All returning applicants will find that they will need to create a new account in the system, which includes creating a new username and password.

The first step for applicants is to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). A LOI is a summary of the applicant’s grant request that will be reviewed by the Community Foundation’s Grant Committee.  

Applicants (for both grant options) submitting LOIs that meet the grant criteria, will be invited to the second step, which is to complete a full application where they will be able to respond to more specific questions regarding their project. LOIs are due by Thursday, Sept. 30, by 11:59 p.m.

When considering a project, the Community Foundation encourages applicants to dream without limitations. What will make the greatest difference within the organization or school, and Huntington County?

Any charitable organization or cause can apply for funding through the Make a Difference grant process. Organizations or causes who do not have an approved 501(c)(3) charitable status by the IRS will need a fiscal sponsor who is a 501(c)(3) as their grant administrator.

Teachers and school administrators applying for the Classroom Education grant can apply individually or can collaborate with their colleagues for larger projects. There are no longer limits on request amounts for these grants.
For more information and instructions on how to register an account and start an application, visit huntingtonccf.org/grants for Make A Difference grants, or huntingtonccf.org/classroom-education-grants/ for Classroom Education grants.

To speak with a Community Foundation representative, contact Jo Ellen Bradley, program officer for the Huntington County Community Foundation at jo@huntingtonccf.org, or call 356-8878.