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OCCF Offering Grants For Charitable Projects; Applications Due June 30th

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 Monday, June 30th.

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 fire and emergency projects. 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 OCCF by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 30. Applications may be sent to OCCF at P.O. Box 503, Spencer, IN 47460, or delivered to OCCF offices on the second floor of the Owen County State Bank in Spencer.

In September the approved grantees will receive OCCF’s Grant Proj- ect 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 20-year history over $8.6 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 come to our office.

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