Grant Applications

Grant Application Checklist

Online grant applications are accepted anytime throughout the year.
Before you begin an HCCF application, please review our Grant Making Policy & Procedures November 5, 2018.

Beginning in 2018, HCCF will require nonprofits that apply for funding to have at least one current board member who has completed an HCCF-approved nonprofit board governance training program. To help nonprofits meet this requirement, HCCF is offering Building Dynamic Boards of Directors training three times a year. HCCF began holding nonprofit board training sessions in the fall of 2015, and they have been held three times each year since 2016.

The next session of Building Dynamic Boards of Directors will occur on March 5 and March 12, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. both days. Participants will sharpen their knowledge of nonprofit board development, fundraising, strategic planning, managing change and other topics essential to nonprofit boards of directors. Attendees must attend both days of the training session to qualify for the Certificate of Completion.

Before submitting the required online application, applicants must call the HCCF staff to request to have their completed online application reviewed before submitting. Many grant applications are denied because they are incomplete. Examples include failure to submit with authorized signatures, uploading an expired Form 990, and submitting insufficient financial information. Reviewing will assure uploaded items are current and the application is 100% complete. This does not reduce or replace the applicant’s responsibility for the content of the application.


Youth Philanthropy Council Grant Application available January 7th!

All applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on February 28th to be considered. Grants awarded will be no more than $2,000.00

Youth Philanthropy grants are focused on supporting young people and their communities. Requested grant funds should be used to offer a range of activities for those aged 13-19 years old. Grants are intended to engage youth in society by creating healthy, guiding relationships with adults, providing constructive free time activities, offering character–building opportunities, and encouraging a sense of community. Activities can include, but are not limited to, arts, music, sports, leisure and other activities where young people can make friends in a fun and safe environment. Priority will be given to grants that identify innovative and challenging ways to engage youth to participate.

Award recipients will be notified in April 2018. For more information or questions contact Heather Stafford, Director of Programs at 812-738-6668 or email her at


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