Community foundation accepting proposals for unrestricted grants

The Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation is accepting grant proposal from organizations that meet the following criteria:

n Only 501(c)(3) organizations or organizations that qualify for a deductible contribution using IRS rules. The charity must be a qualified organization that meets the 50 percent limit organization rules.

n The organization must be located in or serve Blair County.

n No grant applications will be accepted after the published deadline(s)

n The foundation does not make grants to individuals.

n To conserve limited resources, an organization can only apply for one grant in a 12-month period.

n Please submit one original and eight copies of the grant packet.

n An acknowledgement from the organization stating that the donation is a deductible contribution to a 50 percent limit organization.

n Reporting for grants – A letter of how these funds were utilized and/or a site visit may be required.

The organization must meet one of the following criteria:

n Promote scientific research for the advancement of knowledge.

n Support art, music and culture of all kinds.

n Provide scholarships or otherwise assist deserving persons in obtaining an education.

n Assist the improvement of living and working conditions for the health and welfare of the community.

n Provide facilities for public recreation.

n Provide funds to assist in the delivery of medical services.

The grant deadline is 4 p.m. April 30. Applications will be reviewed by the grants committee in May so that a recommendation can be given to the board of directors in June for a final decision.

Applicants will be notified within four weeks after the decision has been made by the board.

Applications are available at or by calling 944-6102.