Preliminary Proposals/Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for Spring 2023 is on a new online form. As in the past, organizations interested in completing a Preliminary Proposal need to gain permission to apply by contacting Juli Smith, Scholarships and Grants Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling during business hours at (937) 497-7800. When you are approved to apply, you will receive a code that will open the proposal within the online site.
Community Grants are available during two cycles a year. The Spring 2023 Preliminary Proposal is open, with a deadline of January 19, 2023. Final awards for Spring grants will be announced in late April. The Fall 2023 Preliminary Proposal will open on June 1, 2023 deadline is Aug. 3, 2023. Final awards for Fall grants will be announced in late October.
• Preliminary Grant Proposal/LOI Form – Deadline for Preliminary Proposal – January 19, 2023
• Grant Guidelines 2023
Community Grants are awarded to not-for-profit organizations who complete an online proposal that is the gateway to several of our unrestricted and field-of-interest granting funds, including the Community Impact Fund (general/unrestricted), the Roscoe Beanblossom Fund (youth), the F.I.S.H. Fund (food, clothing, housing, utilities, life-sustaining medications), John Douglas Long Blind Fund (blindness or serious vision impairment), The Memory Fund (children, seniors or veterans), Prime the Pump Fund in loving memory of Alma Wilson Allinger and Robert Lochard Allinger (community service organizations and Foundation initiatives), and the Shelby County Medical Services Fund (medical). If an organization’s proposal is awarded a grant, our Grants Committee will determine which of the above funds will support the grant award.