Friday, September 24th, 2021

HCCF’s Fall Grant Cycle now open

Posted: Friday, September 10, 2021

The Huntington County Community Foundation’s Fall Grant Cycle is now open, and they are reaching out to inform charitable organizations of recent changes to our Make a Difference grant program. Please carefully read the following information.

When considering a project, they encourage organizations to dream without limitations. What will make the greatest difference within your organization and Huntington County? The Community Foundation will utilize a new two-step application process starting with a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). LOIs will be due on Thursday, September 30 by 11:59 p.m.

A LOI is a summary of your grant request that will be reviewed by the HCCF Grant Committee. Organizations with LOIs that meet the grant criteria will be invited to complete a full application where they will be able to respond to more specific questions regarding their project.

Any charitable organization or cause can apply for funding through the Make a Difference grant process. Organizations or causes who do not have an approved 501c(3) charitable status by the IRS will need a fiscal sponsor who is a 501c(3) as their grant administrator.

Please keep in mind that your application will be evaluated on the following criteria: merit and quality of the application; impact upon Huntington County (present and/or future); known and anticipated community needs; number of people benefited/affected by the proposal and a clear, complete and comprehensible statement of particulars. This proposal needs to be addressed, proposed actions to meet the stated needs, state measurable goal for the requested funding and capability and likelihood of applicant achieving the stated goals of the proposal.

For more information on the grant process, please visit

To speak with a Community Foundation representative, please contact Jo Ellen Bradley, Program Officer for the Huntington County Community Foundation at or call (260) 356-8878.