Grants Overview

The Decatur County Community Foundation manages a variety of grant programs to honor our donors’ charitable intentions and positively impact our community, including unrestricted grants to non-profit organizations serving Decatur County. The areas supported include arts and literacy, youth and recreation, education, health and human service, historic preservation and civic and community.

The Decatur County Community Foundation is able to make these grants because of the generosity of the donors. These grants are important to the community because they are able to flexibly fund different projects as community needs change. We award grants to qualified nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. 

Large Grant

Have an idea to make a big impact on the community? To learn about the current large grant cycles, please call our office at 812-662-6364.

Small Grant

These grants are intended for smaller groups seeking to do projects not requiring an extensive budget. Requests can be for up to $1,500 and are reviewed monthly.

Ag Field of Interest Grant

Agriculture is at the core of Decatur County and we want to see Ag programs succeed.

Thank-a-Teacher Grant

Recognizing governmental budget cuts have placed a strain on the ability of teachers to do innovative classroom projects, the Board of Directors established a thank a teacher grant program. These grants, for up to $400, are available to classroom teachers at any school in Decatur County. The grants are for innovative classroom projects and will typically not be given to purchase equipment, for field trips or for items normally part of the school
budget.

Sustainability Grant

Sustainability Grants are given to projects and organizations that provide ongoing charitable relief, you and family enrichment, community development/civic engagement, cultural life, education, or health and recreation to the Decatur County Community.

Women’s Fund Grant

Sustainability Grants are given to projects and organizations that provide ongoing charitable relief, you and family enrichment, community development/civic engagement, cultural life, education, or health and recreation to the Decatur County Community.

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