These guidelines are designed to provide you with information about applying for a grant from the Moundridge Community Foundation (MCF). The following is an explanation of our policy, priorities, limitations, deadlines, and other things you’ll need to know about the way we work and the factors that influence our decisions.
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The Moundridge Community Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the Moundridge community with a focus in Arts; Basic Human Needs and Disaster Relief: Children and Youth; Community Development and Leadership; Conservation, Preservation, and Beautification; Education; the Elderly; and Health Care and Mental Health.
The review committee will consider the following:
Project or program support – supports specific projects or programs.
Operating or general support – supports the work of the organization.
Endowments – intended to be administered and invested by MCCF to provide income for continued support of the organization.
Seed money – to establish or initiate a new project, program or organization, including salaries and other operating expenses.
Capacity building – activities that strengthen an organization and help better fulfill its mission, such as equipment and staff, facility purchase and renovation, training, publications, and convening.
Capital campaigns – supports construction or renovation of a facility. Typically a maximum grant of $10,000 will be awarded to selected recipients.
When evaluating applications careful consideration is given to the following:
MCF does not make grants to individuals. We also ordinarily do not support:
All applications undergo a preliminary review by the MCF staff for eligibility, completeness, and clarity. Applicants will be sent an acknowledgement of receipt of proposals and notification of any missing or incomplete information. The applications are then sent to the Board of Directors for review and final approval.
If your proposal is approved, you will receive a grant agreement that outlines the terms and conditions under which the grant has been authorized. A final narrative and fiscal report will be required upon completion of the project or, in the case of ongoing projects, within one year of funding. Final evaluation reports may be accessed and submitted through your online grant portal.