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OCCF Again Offering Grants For Charitable Projects; Applications Must Be Submitted By June 28th

OCCF Report

To support the mission of your Owen County Community Foundation (OCCF), the OCCF board of directors is again offering grants for charitable projects that will help our Owen County communities become better places to live, grow, and work. Applications are available on the OCCF website (www.owencountycf.org) and are due by June 28th.

According to Marilyn Hart of the OCCF, “We know local non-profits have projects planned to help them meet their missions. We hope they will check out our website and consider applying for a grant. We are always available to answer questions about grants and the application process.”

This is the one opportunity in the calendar year to take advantage of the gifts that supporters of Owen County have placed in the permanent funds at the OCCF. Permanent funds provide annual grants to help fulfill community needs. There are several types of OCCF funds available for these grants. Most funds have no restrictions on the type of charitable grant project, while other funds restrict their grants to a specific type of project like medical projects, fire and emergency projects, or projects to train childcare providers. Another group of funds offers grants for particular locations such as Gosport/Wayne or Harrison Township, Coal City/ Jefferson Township, Cataract/ Jennings Township, or Freedom/Franklin Township.

The application is available on the OCCF website (www.owencountycf.org). Grant applications must be received at the OCCF by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28. Applications may be sent to OCCF at PO Box 503, Spencer, IN 47460, or delivered to the OCCF offices, located on the second floor of the Owen County State Bank on West Morgan Street in Spencer.

In September the approved grantees will receive OCCF’s Grant Project Agreement and Grant Report form. Usually a grant check to reimburse agreed upon expenses will be issued after the Grant Report has been received and approved. However, if necessary, a grant check may be requested prior to reporting. Grantees will need to submit copies of receipts and other necessary information to substantiate reimbursement through the grant.

Your OCCF was established in 1994 and during our 19-year history over $8.4 million in grants and scholarships have been distributed. We are committed to help make our communities better places to live, grow and work. We value our children; we value effective, responsive leadership and a charitable spirit; and we value the beauty of Owen County. If you have project in mind that might be ready for a grant, we invite your application. For more information, call 829-1725, or visit the Owen County Community Foundation office in person.

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