12/26/13 The Marshall County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the first round grant cycle of 2014. The General Endowment fund of the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) is the most flexible and responsive of the Foundation’s 310 funds. Grants from this endowment fund address needs throughout Marshall County typically focusing on the arts, education, health and human services, recreation and the environment. 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 marshallcountycf.org 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 marshallcountycf.org.