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Hello, below is a list of grants that may fit your community priorities. If you would like more information on a grant, contact Marla Quinn at Due dates and program purpose are subject to change - always refer to the program website for up-to-date information. 

Grant/Loan Program Program Purpose  Due Date
McDonoughFoundation Past grants were made for basic human needs, capital projects, education, religious endeavors, Cultural/Arts and food and housing for the needy. 31-May-18
Living Roadway Trust Fund As examples, grants can be awarded for specialized equipment to accomplish integrated roadside vegetation management (IRVM) operations; roadside plantings that demonstrate the best management practices of IRVM; inventories of roadside vegetation; and research, education, and public awareness concerning IRVM issues.  1-Jun-18
Clif Bar Family Foundation - Small grants Priority is given to applicants that:
Address our funding priorities from a holistic perspective: Protect Earth's beauty and bounty;
Create a robust, healthy food system; Increase opportunities for outdoor activity; Reduce environmental health hazards; Build stronger communities. Operate with clearly defined objectives and viable plans to achieve them. Demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level. Promote positive change through both the projects and their implementation process.
Alliant Energy—Branching Out The utility provides grants of $1000 to $10,000 for community-based, tree-planting projects - like schools, libraries, community buildings, streets and more. 1-Jun-18
Rural Business Development Grants  RBDG is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas that have fewer than 50 employees and less than $1 million in gross revenues. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities. 1-Jun-18
Baseball Tomorrow Fund Generally, grant funds are awarded for capital expenditures to benefit youth baseball and softball programs and facilities including, but not limited to:
• Baseball/softball equipment and uniforms (jerseys, pants, caps, visors, cleats only)
• Basic baseball/softball field renovations and construction (e.g. infield mix, sod/seeding, bases, dugouts, fencing, field lighting, irrigation system, laser grading, bleachers, etc.)
• Coaches' training materials
CDBG - Water/Sewer Fund Funds awarded through this annual competitive program assist cities and counties with projects such as sanitary sewer system improvements, water system improvements, water and wastewater treatment facility projects, storm sewer projects related to sanitary sewer system improvements and rural water connections. Projects must primarily benefit low- and moderate income persons as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 1-Jul-18
US Bank - Charitable Giving Strong communities are built upon strong foundations. To build those strong foundations, U.S. Bank invests in innovative programs designed to serve local community needs. We add strength and vitality to our communities through the U.S. Bank Foundation, Employee Matching Gift Program, Dollars for Doing and Corporate Contributions. Foundation program areas include:  Work - Workforce Education & Economic Prosperity; Home - Neighborhood Stability & Revitalization; Play - Arts & Culture Places to Play. 1-Jul-18
National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works A project may consist of one or more specific events or activities; it may be a part of an applicant's regular season or activities. Organizations that undertake a single short-term project in a year -- a ten-day jazz festival, for example -- could apply for that event, or they could identify certain components (such as the presentation of a key artist and the associated activities) as their project. Describe the activities for which our support is requested, and provide specific information on the artists, productions, venues, distribution plans, etc., that will be involved. 12-Jul-18
Mediacom Arts and Culture Grants Projects may include, but are not limited to: concerts, theater productions, visual art exhibits, presenter touring programs, artist residencies in schools or other community settings, or a broad range of arts-related services for Indiana citizens, artists, arts organizations, and communities. 31-Jul-18
Wahlert Foundation Grants are made for basic human needs, such as: emergency assistance for families, medical care for seminarians from foreign countries, domestic violence prevention, food and housing for the needy, scholarships for low-income students, crisis care for children, food vouchers, and safety upgrades for a homeless shelter. Applications are accepted during the months of June, July, and August.

Looking for more grants? Click here for the ECIA Community Project Funding Guide
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