The Ohio County Community Foundation may, on occasion, find it necessary to issue junior grants from the unrestricted funds outside of the Grants Committee recommendations. These grants are on a first come, first serve basis until allotted funding for the current calendar year has been exhausted. Two members of the Foundation's Future Grant Committee and the Executive Director must approve the grant. Applications will then be submitted to the OCCF Board of Directors for final approval. (OCCF Board meets in Jan., Feb., April, May, June, Sept., Oct. and December) Junior Grants are given in an amount not to exceed $500 per application with a maximum of $500 per year per organization and a maximum of 2 junior grants per year.
*Applicants must qualify as an exempt organization under the IRS Code 501 (c), or be sponsored by such organizations, or qualify as a governmental or educational entity or possess similar attributes per IRS Code Section 509(a). The Ohio County Community Foundation reserves the right to verify the exempt status of an organization and request further documentation if deemed necessary.
*Grants will only be awarded for projects and programs that benefit the residents of Ohio County, IN.
*Grants will not be made for programs and/or equipment which were committed to prior to grant award date. No reimbursements.
*No grant shall be made for the acquisition of weapons, firearms, destructive devices or ammunition as defined in the Indiana Code under IC 35-41-1-8 or IC 35-47.5-2.4
*Grants will not be made specifically for sectarian religious purposes but can be made to religious organizations for general community purposes.
* No grant proposals will be considered by the OCCF which have been proposed by individuals or organizations responsible to advisory bodies or persons unless letters of recommendation or approval from those advisory bodies or persons accompany the grant proposal.
*Grant applied for brick and mortar projects must be only for charitable purposes, to further the mission of a public charity.
*No grants will be made solely to individuals but can be made for the benefit of certain individuals for such purposes as scholarships and special programs through educational institutions and other sponsoring recipient organizations.
*For organizations that have been awarded grants in the past, all grant reporting requirements must be current before applying.
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