Apply for a Discretionary Grant

Discretionary Grants Program
Funding requests are accepted once each year according to our grant cycle. Application requirements may change from year to year; therefore, grantseekers are advised to revisit this page prior to beginning the grant application process. Grants are normally given as one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support and for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project.

Grant Cycle
We consider funding requests on a yearly cycle. In order to receive information about future grant cycles, nonprofits must sign up for email notifications by clicking on the button to the right. 

The requirements and instructions provided on this page are to be considered current and accurate only for the duration of the Foundation's grant cycle, which generally begins in the late summer/early fall.  Applications will be accepted until September 3, 2014.  Applications submitted after the September 3 deadline will not be considered. 

Grant Program Orientation

In lieu of a group orientation session, prospective grant applicants are invited to schedule a meeting with the Foundation's director, Renate Warner, to receive an overview of the funding opportunity and to ask specific questions. Contact Renate at 812.547.3176 or email her at with questions or to set up a meeting.  

The Foundation welcomes funding requests from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Funding requests from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need.  In some cases, a fiscal sponsor may be required.

Fiscal Sponsors
Funding requests submitted by an entity under the auspices of another agency must include a written statement signed by the agency's board president on behalf of the board of directors agreeing to act as the entity's fiscal sponsor, to receive grant monies if awarded, and to oversee the proposed project.

Program Areas Considered for Funding
Please visit our Program Areas page for details about the kinds of projects and programs supported through our Discretionary Grants Program.

Arts and Culture
Community Development
Human Services
Other Civic Endeavors, such as the Environment, Recreation, Youth Development, Women and/or Girl Issues, and projects that strengthen families 

Project Areas NOT Considered for Funding
Religious organizations for religious purposes
Political parties or campaigns
Endowment creation or debt reduction
Operating costs
Capital campaigns
Annual appeals or membership contributions
Travel requests for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams, or classes


The grants committee will make its recommendations on funding to the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation Alliance (our governing body). No lobbying or soliciting of grants committee members or board members will be permitted.

Award Announcement
All organizations that have submitted grant applications will be notified of the outcome of the grants committee's deliberation in writing no later than December 1.  A Grant Awards Luncheon will be held in January.

Reporting Procedures
A final report at project completion may be required by organizations whose applications are approved for funding. Instructions on completing any required report will be provided at the time the grant is awarded.

How to Apply
  1. Click on the "Apply for a Grant" link provided below to be directed to our grant program logon page.
  2. Choose "Create New Account" and complete your registration. (Note: If you have already created an account with us in order to apply for a different Perry County Community Foundation grant opportunity or a grant opportunity in one of the other Alliance counties, you do not have to create another account. Simply use the login/password from your initial account creation.)
  3. Once you have created your account and are at your "Dashboard," click the "Apply" button in the menu.
  4. You must enter per in the "Access Code" field to gain access to Perry County Community Foundation grant applications.
  5. Click on the link to the Perry CCF Discretionary Grant Program and begin entering your data.
  6. Once you have completed the application and attached all required documents, click the "Submit Form" button.

Helpful Tips 

  • Do not click the "Submit Form" button until you have completed all sections of the application form, attached the required documents, and proofread your entries. You may save your application and come back to finish it at a later time by clicking the "Save as Draft" button.
  • If you do not have a required document in digital format or do not have access to a scanner in order to convert it into a PDF document, use the "Fax to File" tool, located in the menu. The "Fax to File" tool allows you to "scan" the document using a fax machine, which will then allow you to save the document in digital format.
  • After you have submitted your application, you should check the status of your application periodically by logging into your account and reviewing your "Dashboard."
  • Check your email daily in case we have questions about your application.
  • For questions, contact the Perry County Community Foundation.

Application Deadline

September 3, 2014 

Click the following link to begin your application:

Apply for a Grant

To log back into your account, click here to be directed to the logon page.

Supporting Documents

The following supporting documents must be electronically attached to the application (as a Microsoft Office document (i.e. Word, Excel) or PDF document).

Attachment 1: Current board roster with professional affiliations    

Attachment 2: Organization's current annual operating budget    

Attachment 3: Most recent financial statement (monthly, quarterly, etc.)    

Attachment 4: Fiscal sponsor agreement letter, if applicable

Perry County Community Foundation
817 12th Street, • PO Box 13 • Tell City, Indiana 47586
Phone 812.547.3176