Grants

Applications
 
 How to open the 2020 grant applications (fillable documents)....please read first!
 
*  2020 Traditional grant application (fillable document)  handwritten version available upon request
2020 Collaborative grant application (fillable document) handwritten version available upon request
2020 Impact grant application (October grant cycle only) - requires special application - please contact the ACCF for a copy
 
 

What is Adams County Community Foundation's (ACCF) purpose?

 
The ACCF’s purpose is to contribute to improving the quality of life in Adams County for this generation and generations to come. To do this, the ACCF funds projects through grant application cycles to benefit our community. 
 
 

For what types of projects does the Adams County Community Foundation award grants to?

In all cases, grant requests must benefit Adams County, IN residents.

To include but not limited to projects associated with these leadership projects.

 
·         Arts and Culture
·         Human Services
·         Economic Development
·         Education
·         Community Improvement
 
 
 

Adams County Community Foundation Grant Opportunities 

 
 

TRADITIONAL GRANT REQUEST

Due dates: 2nd Wednesday by 4pm in the ACCF of the appropriate grant month
·         Submitted by one nonprofit organization
·         Amount requested typically ranges from $200 - $5,000
·         Offered in all four grant cycles- January, April, July, and October
 
 
COLLABORATIVE GRANT REQUEST 
Due dates: 2nd Wednesday by 4pm in the ACCF of the appropriate month
· Two or more nonprofit organizations come together for a common event/program
               o One organization takes lead to be responsible for grant paperwork
· Amount requested typically ranges from $400 - $5,000
· Offered in three grant cycles – January, April, July, and October
Grant request must serve all the collaborative organizations’ mission statements 
 
 

IMPACT GRANT REQUEST

Due Date: 2nd Wednesday of October by 4pm in the ACCF
·         Can be submitted by one or more organization
·         Amount requested typically ranges from $5,000 - $10,000
·         Only offered in the October Grant Cycle
·         Audience: the successful impact grant will serve a very broad range of Adams County residents.
 
 
In order to be considered for grant cycles, grant applications must be received in the ACCF by 4:00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the appropriate month- no exceptions. Please note that late submissions and postmarks are not considered.  
 
For more information regarding these granting opportunities, please select the appropriate tab to the right.
 

All grants are reviewed by the ACCF Grants Committee with final distribution approval coming from the ACCF Board of Directors.

 

Summary of Grant Cycle Information:

 
Cycle:  Winter/January
Due Date:  2nd Wed. in January by 4 pm
Applications Accepted:  Traditional
Special Requirement:  Yes (maximum request amount = $1,000)
Total Amount to Distribute this Cycle:  up to $10,000
 
Cycle:  Spring/April
Due Date:  2nd Wed. in April by 4 pm
Applications Accepted:  Traditional, Collaborative
Special Requirement:  priority given to Collaborative grant requests
Total Amount to Distribute this Cycle:  up to $30,000
 
Cycle:  Summer/July
Due Date:  2nd Wed. in July by 4 pm
Applications Accepted:  Traditional, Collaborative
Special Requirement:  none
Total Amount to Distribute this Cycle:  up to $30,000
 
Cycle:  Fall/October
Due Date:  2nd Wed. in October by 4 pm
Applications Accepted:  Traditional, Collaborative, Impact
Special Requirement:  Impact grant requires special application.  Please contact the ACCF to obtain a copy.
Total Amount to Distribute this Cycle:  up to $30,000 for Traditional and Collaborative Grants / up to $10,000 for Impact Grant

 

 
Please note: due to the increased workload associated with handling and processing the growing number of submitted grants and scholarships, the ACCF is unable to make copies of your grant request.
 

For questions regarding grants, please contact Erin Galloway (grants administrator) at (260) 724-3939 or via email: grants@adamscountyfoundation.org.