CCCF announces $100,000 in funds available for local non-profits

Last Updated on June 1, 2015 by cassnetwork

cccflogoThe Cass County Community Foundation is pleased to announce an even larger pool of community grant funds will be available to Cass County non-profits for the 2015 Competitive Community Grant process.  CCCF President Deanna Crispen has announced that the Foundation has made up to $100,000 available for this year’s grants cycle up from the $93,000 announced in 2014.

When making the announcement, Crispen stated, “Our board has been dedicated to providing increasing support for our local non-profits and projects. We believe that our grant making has continued to provide much needed funding for some of the big dreams as well as important needs of our community. Over the last decade, the amount of funds available has increased from approximately $19,000 in 2004 to $100,000 for 2015! This year marks the 10th consecutive year that the Foundation has increased the amount available.”

Thanks to generous donations from Cass County citizens, as well as effective stewardship and financial management of community funds, CCCF has continued to consistently meet the community’s needs through awarding grants.  Non-profit, 501(c) (3) organizations serving Cass County are encouraged to apply for grants designed for projects which benefit the community and improve the quality of life in Cass County.

A FREE grant-writing workshop will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 25 at the Cass County Community Foundation building, 729 E. Market Street and will last less than one hour. The workshop is free to new applicants as well as to those who have received funding in the past from CCCF.

Crispen stressed that, “While it is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended for all non-profit organizations who intend to apply to have a representative at the workshop. The application has changed, some of the required elements have changed and timelines have
changed.”

Those planning to attend must call CCCF at 574-722-2200 for reservations.

Grant applications may be picked up at the CCCF office, 729 E. Market Street, downtown Logansport, or downloaded from the Foundation website (www.casscountycf.org) after the workshop. The deadline to return completed grant applications is by 5:00p.m. on July 30, 2015. For information about the application process, contact the CCCF office at 574-722-2200.