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Darin Miley
Grants Manager

Large Grant Overview

Have an idea to make a big impact on the community? To be a part of the first grant cycle, Intents must be received by February 14; for the second cycle, intents must be received by May 15; for the third cycle, intents must be received by September 10. Intents must be in the Foundation office by 4:00 on those days to be considered in that cycle.

Large Grant Application Process

  1. Each applicant is required to submit an online Letter of Intent which is reviewed to see if it complies with general guidelines. No application will be sent without a Letter of Intent. Form letters will neither be reviewed nor acknowledged.
  2. Upon acceptance, the applicant will be invited to submit a formal application through our online portal.
  3. A volunteer grant committee will review the completed application. A member of that committee may contact you or request a site visit.
  4. Their recommendations are forwarded to the Decatur County Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, who will make final funding decisions.
  5. The Board may choose to fund the grant as written, fund part of the grant, or provide no funding at all. All applicants will be notified via email regarding funding decisions.