The Foundation awards Community Good grants to charitable partners located in or directly serving Vanderburgh County. Funding opportunities are available to support a broad range of local needs. Consideration will be given to organizations that demonstrate:
- Commitment to long-range planning, financial stability and sustainability;
- Solid, realistic plans for program/project evaluation;
- Desire to promote collaboration among organizations or institutions to prevent duplication of services;
- Project methodology utilizing a preventative approach to addressing the issues and solving problems; and
- Evidence of realistic organizational planning and management.
Program Areas Considered For Funding
- Arts and Culture
- Community Development
- Health and Mental Health
- Human Services
- Other Civic Endeavors (Environment, Recreation, and Youth Development)
Program Areas NOT Considered For Funding
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Political parties or campaigns
- Endowment creation or debt reduction
- Operating costs not directly related to the program/project
- Capital campaigns
- Annual appeals or membership contributions
- Travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or classes
- Scholarships or other grants to individuals
The Community Foundation welcomes funding requests from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Funding requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need. In some cases, organizations without the 501(c)(3) designation may be required to obtain a fiscal sponsor.
For more information, visit Vanderburgh Community Foundation Grant.