The GPCF is an independent, local, public charity that stewards philanthropic resources from individuals and organizations and distributes them to community-based non-profits. The GPCF plays a key role in identifying and solving community challenges through grants that make a significant difference, coordinating all resources, and maximizing matching funds. By attracting new and untapped resources, the foundation augments the efforts of other community non-profits and creates a permanent source of funding.
The GPCF receives and administers funds for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes. The grants this year will range from $500 to $2,500 with an average of $1,500. As the endowment grows we anticipate grant amounts will increase. Applications are welcome from organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation does not fund individuals or normal operating expenses of an organization.
Download the application documents on the Grants tab of the GPCF website. Or, follow this link: http://greaterpolsoncommunityfoundation.org/grants/2016-gpcf-grant-application/
The grant committee’s guidelines for evaluations of proposals can be accessed here: http://greaterpolsoncommunityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/GPCF-Grant-Evaluation-Criteria-2013-REV-1.pdf