Group seeking grant requests

Tribune staff reports

The deadline for the Community Foundation of Jackson County’s grant proposals is fast approaching.

Each year, the foundation accepts grant proposals for projects and needs of Jackson County nonprofit agencies. These grants will be made from the foundation’s unrestricted and field of interest endowments and are available to nonprofit organizations serving Jackson County.

“All selections are made at the discretion of the Community Foundation board of directors in the overall best interest of the community,” said Dan Davis, the foundation’s president and CEO.

The proposals are due in the foundation’s office no later than close of business July 31.

Any nonprofit organizations desiring grant guidelines and a proposal form can contact foundation Vice President Sue Smith at 812-523-4483 or via email at Grant proposal forms also are available on the foundation’s website,

Smith is available to any nonprofit organization to review their proposal before submission.

Grant proposals will be reviewed and organizations will be notified following approval at the foundation’s October meeting of the board of directors.

The foundation administers the following endowments for the purpose of making fall grants: Aisin U.S.A. Manufacturing Inc. Endowment, Donn Bishop Memorial Endowment, Don Bollinger Memorial Fund, Jackson County Community Endowment, Bob and Kate Hall Endowment, Thomas J. Lantz/Montgomery, Elsner and Pardieck Community Endowment, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Alpha Beta Chapter Endowment, Potts Family Endowment, SIHO Insurance Services Community Endowment, Virginia G. Otto Endowment Fund, Irwin Union Bank and Trust Co. Fund, Cartwright Endowment for the Arts, Carl Hemmer Memorial Fund, Granger H. and Ruth M. Smith Drug Abuse Prevention Fund, Tri Kappa Endowment, Shelter Fund, Seymour Tubing Inc. Charitable Endowment for Education, Larry and Joanne Sunbury Community Endowment and Michael and Ardith Fleetwood Unrestricted Endowment.

In the fall of 2014, the foundation approved 20 grants totaling $32,536 through the fall grant cycle.

The foundation offers endowment services, gift planning, charitable gift annuities and scholarship administration. It was created in 1992 and made its first grants in 1994. Since then, the foundation has awarded nearly $5 million in grants and scholarships across Jackson County. The charitable nonprofit administers more than 140 funds with assets of more than $10 million.

For information about how you can make a donation to any of the funds administered by the foundation or how to start a new fund, call 812-523-4483 or send an email to Davis at