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 www.centralpagives.org or by calling 944-6102.