Community Funds Grants

Application Process

Community Fund Grants are awarded based on a competitive grant application process. Nonprofit organizations serving Kosciusko County are eligible to apply in seven areas of interest: arts & culture, human services, civic projects, recreation, environment, health, and education. Grant applications are due March 1, July 1, and November 1 of each year. Grant notification takes place nine weeks after each deadline.

Grant seekers should review Community Fund Application Guidelines and contact the Program Staff to discuss your project before applying.

To access the grant application portal, click the button below. An account will need to be created for your organization the first time you apply.

Application Portal: What to Expect

Upon logging into the application portal, grant seekers will need to complete the two-step process outlined below.

Step 1: Submit a pre-grant inquiry form to provide a brief summary of your request. The pre-grant inquiry will be reviewed by program staff. If your project fits our grant guidelines, it will be approved and you will be given access to the full application. Please allow two business days for review.

Step 2: Once the pre-grant inquiry has been approved, grant seekers can begin completing the full application. The completed application and required attachments must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date to be considered for funding. A preview of the application is below.

Required Grant Application Attachments

  • IRS Determination Letter (required for 501c3 organizations)
  • List of board members with city/town of residence
  • List of staff members with city/town of residence
  • Financial documents*
  • Completed Grant Budget Worksheet
  • Completed Authorization Signature Form

*What financial documents should I include with my application?

Your organization’s most recently submitted 990 is preferred. If that is not available, please attach financial documents such as a Statement of Activities and Statement of Financial Position. Examples of both documents are below.

Forms for Grant Recipients

Request Payment

Payment request should be submitted through the online grant portal after the grant has been approved.

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