News Release: GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING AND DATE SET FOR ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS PRESENTATION EVENT
The Harper County Community Foundation will be offering the first round of grants for 2015. The grant deadline is May 1, 2015 and over $100,000 will be available for projects that benefit Harper County.
HCCF’s Mission is to promote community development by supporting educational, human needs, health care, community improvement and rural development projects throughout Harper County. The Foundation was selected by the Harper County Board of Commissioners as the organization to disburse funds for projects based on these fields of support.
The HCCF Board of Directors would like to invite the grant round recipients to an Awards Presentation held in conjunction with their Annual Meeting. We will also be welcoming a new board member and saying goodbye to Carla Pence who has enthusiastically completed 6 years of faithful service. This event will take place on Tuesday, May 19th at 7 p.m. at the Westview Apartments Community Room in Harper. The public is invited to attend as well. Please RSVP with the Foundation Assistant at the contact options listed below.
This grant round includes monies as part of the annual commitment of nearly $200,000 from the landfill revenue funds. The foundation will also be awarding monies from their discretionary funds. Past grant recipients can be viewed on the Foundation’s website at www.harpercofoundation.org.
Grant applicants may seek full funding, partial funding or matching funding for projects that meet these areas of focus as well as the grant application deadline and criteria. All applicants must be not-for-profit organizations or associations. No funds will be awarded to individuals. The Foundation will accept applications postmarked by May 1, 2015. Following the evaluation of each application, awards will be announced by the Foundation during their Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation scheduled for May 19th.
Criteria for all grants awarded in 2015 includes the completion of a final report within one year of those grants awarded on May 1, 2014. In addition, a progress report is due for those awarded during the October 1, 2014 grant round. Final Reports of completed projects and Progress Reports are required before any additional funds will be considered. Receipts must accompany Final Reports to be considered complete.
More information about HCCF as well as the grant evaluation reporting forms and application for the next grant round are available at their website www.harpercofoundation.org. In addition, forms and guidelines may be obtained by written request to the Harper County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 5, Anthony, Kansas 67003, by calling Michelle Fahring, Assistant to the Foundation, at 620-840-1153 (cell phone), or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.