Last Updated on May 26, 2016 by cassnetwork

cccfThe 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 2016 Competitive Community Grant process.  CCCF President Deanna Crispen has announced that the Foundation has made up to $105,000 available for this year’s grants cycle up from the $100,000 announced in 2015.

When making the announcement, Crispen stated, “Our community has been blessed by many people who understand that a vibrant community begins with hearts that give to others. We currently have twenty-one community endowment funds which provide the resources for our competitive grants.” Crispen explained, “Community Endowment Funds are unrestricted funds which means that the income may be used for any charitable purpose that benefits the community. The CCCF board has always focused on growing those funds and added four new funds in the last six months: The Oliver and Jean Groteluschen Fund, The Andrew and Amy Miller Fund, The Price Family Community Fund, and The Steinberger Community Fund. These new funds will allow us to provide increasing support for our local non-profits and projects.”

CCCF Board Chairman Paul Kroeger shared, “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. We are especially proud that the amount of grant funds available has increased from approximately $19,000 in 2004 to $105,000 for 2016 thanks to generous donations, effective stewardship, and financial management. This year marks the 11th consecutive year that the Foundation has increased the amount of grant money available.”

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 Tuesday June 21st 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. Space is limited so 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 Friday July 29, 2016. For information about the application process, contact the CCCF office at 574-722-2200.