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Spring 2018 Grant Awards

Ellettsville, IN (April 23, 2018) – In our first spring grant cycle, Smithville Charitable Foundation is proud to announce grant awards totaling $335,744.76 to 32 organizations representing Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Hendricks, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, and Sullivan counties. These grants will fund a wide variety of projects, from helping students attend a STEM conference and study large outdoor sculptures, to improving accessibility in homes and buildings. For a full list of these grants, click here: Spring 2018 Grants.

Smithville Charitable Foundation is excited to support creative and passionate leaders who are making a difference in southern and central Indiana. Grants are awarded twice a year through a competitive application and review process. If your nonprofit has an idea for a community project or program, your next opportunity to apply for funds will be this fall, August 1-September 17.

Smithville Charitable Foundation is a private organization, celebrating a decade of grantmaking in 2018. As a private foundation, our grants benefit organizations in the counties served by Smithville Communications – Boone, Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Hendricks, Howard, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Posey, Sullivan, and Tipton counties in Indiana. Smithville Charitable Foundation grants approximately $1 million to a variety of causes related to education, health, relief of poverty or distress, and various public organizations.

For more information about Smithville Charitable Foundation, please contact our Interim Director, JoAnna Ness at joanna.ness@smithvillefoundation.org.

 

2017 Success Stories

Smithville Charitable Foundation is looking ahead to applications for our Spring 2018 grant cycle, but we’re already hearing reports of exciting progress from our 2017 grantees. From purchasing furniture to benefit Lawrence County Arc, to hiring additional medical professionals at Tulip Tree Family Health Care to serve uninsured or under-insured individuals, our grantees kept busy in the last 5 months. Students at McCormick’s Creek learned how to build and launch model rockets in their After School Program, and Friends for Kids of Daviess County held a lifeskills class for students to learn about Fire Safety and Prevention. As many of our current grantees wrap up their work in the next few months, we look forward to sharing many additional stories of community projects that improve quality of life in central and southern Indiana.

If you serve a Smithville Charitable Foundation county and have a great project idea that needs funding, please email us with a grant inquiry or apply online!

 

View Photos of Grantees Below:

Students learn about fire safety, part of a grant to Friends for Kids of Daviess County
New furniture purchased for Lawrence County Arc, through Knights of Columbus 1166 and Lawrence County Community Foundation
McCormicks Creek After School Program
McCormicks Creek After School Program
Astra Theatre Renovations in Jasper, IN
Updated Bleachers at Owen County 4-H Fairgrounds
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Announcing Changes to the 2018 Grants Cycle

SCF is making big changes!

We will now offer two opportunities each year for organizations to submit grant proposals. The spring grants cycle will be open January 29 – March 26, 2018, with funding distributed mid-April. Our fall grants cycle will be open August 1 – September 17, 2018. Funding distributions will be made by the end of October.

In order to provide assistance for the many small projects that make a big difference in our counties, SCF’s policy is that organizations may only receive funding in one grant cycle per year. Grantees are welcome to apply for funding in future years after completing their current project so long as they remain in good standing with SCF and return their final grant report in a timely manner. We will continue to accept requests from a wide variety of causes that benefit Smithville communities in our designated counties: Boone, Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Hendricks, Howard, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Posey, Sullivan, and Tipton.

Additionally, we will be using new software to collect and evaluate grant proposals. All applicants will need to create a new account, and we would recommend allocating extra time to become familiar with the software. However, this change will allow us to provide a single platform for grantees to view their accepted proposals and submit grant reports. A link to the application will be available on our website when the grant cycle opens.

We are excited for the improvements this will offer to our grantees! Questions about our new grant cycles and application process can be directed to our Interim Director, JoAnna Ness, at joanna.ness@smithvillefoundation.org.

Smithville Receives Award from PALS Therapy

 

Bloomington, IN (November 21, 2017) – Smithville Charitable Foundation was recently awarded 2017 Corporate Partner of the Year by PALS Therapy (People and Animals Learning Services, Inc.). Darby and JoAnna were treated to a tour of their barn used for therapeutic riding sessions, and were introduced to their mini-horse, Daisy Mae, and their new therapy pig! PALS provides services that benefit a wide variety of people, including individuals with disabilities, seniors, veterans, people struggling with addictions, and more. Over the past 9 years, Smithville Charitable Foundation has granted more than $50,000 to PALS. We are proud to partner with this wonderful organization providing much-needed services in the Monroe County community.

Smithville Charitable Foundation Announces 2017 Grant Awards

2017 Grants OverviewEllettsville, IN (November 1, 2017) – The Smithville Charitable Foundation is excited to announce 2017 grant awards. From pre-school education to transportation, SCF awarded $985,667 in grants to 47 organizations serving 15 counties in Central and Southern Indiana, including Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Hendricks, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Posey, Sullivan, and Tipton counties. See the interactive map on the home page for the total amount awarded in eachcounty this year and historically.

 

The Smithville Charitable Foundation Board of Governors is pleased to continue supporting talented organizations who are dedicated to improving quality of life in their communities.

 

Grants are awarded each year through a competitive application and review process. Please visit the SCF website at www.smithvillefoundation.org for further details.

 

Smithville Charitable Foundation is a private organization, celebrating a decade of grantmaking in 2018. As a private foundation, our grants benefit organizations in the counties served by Smithville Communications – Boone, Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Hendricks, Howard, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Posey, Sullivan, and Tipton counties in Indiana. We support community foundations in these counties and a variety of causes related to religion, education, health, relief of poverty or distress, and various public organizations.

 

For more information about Smithville Charitable Foundation, please contact our Interim Director, JoAnna Ness at joanna.ness@smithvillefoundation.org.

SCF Holds Grantee Reception

Ellettsville, Indiana (November 29, 2016) – The Smithville Charitable Foundation (SCF) was delighted to hold its first annual Grantee Reception in Ellettsville this morning. This year’s grantees were invited to network with each other over refreshments before Interim Director Marissa Nielsen shared a brief presentation about the mission and direction of the SCF. SCF Board Governors listened for the directions and upcoming needs grantees saw in their near future. Grantees were invited to tour the SCF House following the reception.

The SCF granted $1,044,875.17 to 65 nonprofit organizations in 14 counties in Central and Southern Indiana this fall including Boone, Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Hendricks, Howard, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Sullivan, and Tipton. The Smithville Charitable Foundation awards grants each fall through a competitive application and review process. Please see the “Request for Proposal” tab on the website for further details and grant application.

The Smithville Charitable Foundation is a private organization, officially formed in October 2007, which began granting in 2008. As a private foundation, grants benefit organizations in the counties served by Smithville Communications – Boone, Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Hendricks, Howard, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Posey, Sullivan, and Tipton counties in Indiana. The SCF supports community foundations in these counties and a variety of causes related to religion, education, health, relief of poverty or distress, and various public organizations.

SCF Announces Grants in Central and Southern Indiana

Ellettsville, IN (November 1, 2016) – The Smithville Charitable Foundation (SCF) is pleased to announce it has granted $1,044,875.17 to 65 nonprofit organizations in 14 counties in Central and Southern Indiana including Boone, Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Hendricks, Howard, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Sullivan, and Tipton counties. See the interactive map on the home page for the total amount awarded in each county this year and historically.

 

The Smithville Charitable Foundation awards grants each fall through a competitive application and review process. Please visit the SCF website at www.smithvillefoundation.org for further details and grant application form.

 

Smithville Charitable Foundation is a private organization, officially formed in October 2007 and began granting the following year. As a private foundation, our grants benefit organizations in the counties served by Smithville Communications – Boone, Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Hendricks, Howard, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Posey, Sullivan, and Tipton counties in Indiana. We support community foundations in these counties and a variety of causes related to religion, education, health, relief of poverty or distress, and various public organizations.

Smithville Charitable Foundation Announces 2015 Grants

October 2015 –

The Smithville Charitable Foundation (SCF) is pleased to announce it granted more than $976,000 to 39 nonprofit organizations in 16 counties in central and southern Indiana this fall. The SCF awards grants each fall through a competitive application and review process. This year Governors of the SCF Board reviewed 48 applications from a wide range of nonprofit organizations requesting over $1.9 million. (more…)