Foundation sets deadline for fall grants

Nonprofits face a July 31 deadline to submit fall grant applications to the Community Foundation of Jackson County.

Each year, the foundation accepts grant proposals for projects and needs of Jackson County nonprofits. Grants are funded through unrestricted and field of interest endowments administered by the foundation.

Grant guidelines and proposal forms are available from Vice President Sue Smith, who may be reached at 812-523-4483 or by email at Proposal forms also are available at the foundation’s website,

Smith is available to review grant proposals before submission.

Applications will be reviewed by the foundation’s grant committee, and organizations will be notified following approval after the 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
  • The Donn Bishop Memorial Endowment
  • The Don Bollinger Memorial Fund
  • Michael and Ardith Fleetwood Unrestricted Endowment
  • Jackson County Community Endowment
  • Bob and Kate Hall Endowment
  • The Thomas J. Lantz/Montgomery, Elsner & Pardieck Community Endowment
  • Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Alpha Beta Chapter Endowment
  • Potts Family Endowment
  • SIHO Insurance Services Community Endowment
  • The Larry and Joanne Sunbury Community Endowment
  • Virginia G. Otto Endowment Fund
  • Irwin Union Bank & Trust Company Fund
  • The Cartwright Endowment for the Arts
  • Carl Hemmer Memorial Fund
  • Granger H. and Ruth M. Smith Drug Abuse Prevention Fund
  • Tri Kappa Endowment
  • The Shelter Fund
  • The Seymour Tubing Inc. Charitable Endowment for Education

“All of these endowments have been created through the generosity of businesses and individuals who care passionately about Jackson County and the people who live and work here,” Smith said.

Last year, the foundation approved 18 grants totaling $38,167 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 more than $5 million in grants and scholarships across Jackson County. The charitable nonprofit administers more than 140 funds with assets of more than $11 million.

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