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December 19, 2013


  12/20/13 Grant applicants or those who want to learn more about the grant process at Marshall County Community Foundation are invited to attend a grant orientation from 7-8 pm on Thursday, January 16.  The free grant orientation and help session will be held at MCCF offices in KeyBank, 2701 N Michigan St, Plymouth. MCCF representatives will give a brief presentation covering frequently asked questions at 7 pm; they will also be available to answer individualized questions after the session.

Applications are now being accepted for the General Endowment and the Ralph C. Vonnegut, Jr. Fund grants of 2013.  The General Endowment is the grant making fund of the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) and is the most flexible and responsive of the Foundation’s 310 funds. Grants from this endowment fund address needs throughout Marshall County. The Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Fund was established to provide funding for environmental, educational or recreational projects directly related to Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver, Indiana.  For both types of grants, members of the community evaluate proposals and conduct site visits during a competitive application process.

Applications are due by 4:30 pm, Monday, February 3, 2014.  Applications will then be reviewed by the MCCF Grants Committee and final decisions will be made by the Board of Directors during their March meeting.  While applications that target educational needs in Marshall County continue to remain important to the MCCF, all proposed projects will be reviewed on their merits and how they meet a variety of needs in the community.

Applicants must be organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS status or organizations with 501(c) IRS status whose request is charitable in nature for the following:

         Start-up costs for new programs or the expansion of needed programs
One-time projects or needs

To be considered for this funding opportunity, use of the application available online at is required as are signatures of the designated officials noted on the form.

Funding for the biannual grants awarded by MCCF is made available through earnings on the Foundation’s General Endowment. Donations to the MCCF General Endowment Fund from individuals and corporations are always welcome and provide a way to make a permanent investment in the community for ever-changing needs. Until Tuesday, December 31, 2013, a 10 percent match will be given for contributions to all MCCF funds that support nonprofit organizations including MCCF’s General Endowment Fund. For more information, contact Jennifer Compton, Director of Donor Services, Marshall County Community Foundation at 574.935.5159 or visit the MCCF website at

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