Online grant applications are accepted anytime throughout the year. Applications must typically be submitted 90 days prior to an event to be considered. Applicants have 60 days to complete a grant application once started. Grant requests of $200,000 and over are subject to an additional review by the Finance Committee. Decisions will typically be made within 120 days of the agency’s successful application submission.

All nonprofit agencies providing services to residents of Harrison County, Indiana are eligible to apply. HCCF will only allow a grant application from an agency that has been in business a minimum of two years from the date of their most recent IRS Letter of Determination. Agencies must be listed in good standing on the IRS Publication 78 and/or the Business Master File and must have completed the annual filing with their Secretary of State. Schools, religious organizations, some civic organizations and local governmental units may be exempt from this requirement. Applicants should be able to present the organization’s IRS Letter of Determination (LOD) indicating their status as a 501(c) not-for-profit.

To do business in the State of Indiana, nonprofits must file a business entity report with the Indiana Secretary of State. This must be completed every other year to be eligible to apply for HCCF grants.  Learn more or look up your organization.

Grant applications must be completed in accordance with the approved publicly published application. Agencies with extraordinary circumstances that do not have access to the internet should contact the HCCF staff.

To facilitate the preparation of complete grant applications, applicants must request a grant application review prior to submission. This service is provided to assist you and does not reduce or replace the applicant’s responsibility for the content of the package.

Contact Anna Curts at (812) 738-6668 or if you have any questions or have your application ready for review.

Board governance training, a requirement for submitting a grant application, has been scheduled to take place in person at the HCCF building with limited seating and proper distancing. 

Below are the Board Governance Training Dates for 2023: 

  • Saturday, February 18
  • Tuesday, April 18
  • Saturday, August 19
  • Tuesday, October 17

The class will take place from 9 am - 3 pm. Lunch will be provided.

Designated Endowment Fund Grants

Beneficiary agencies must submit a grant request form complete with the stated purpose and required signatures. 

All Designated Endowment Fund Grants must be approved by the HCCF Board of Directors. 

All Designated Endowment Fund Grants require a Final Report.

"I am thankful for Meals on Wheels. It has been very helpful to me in more ways than one."

-LifeSpan Resources, Inc. client. LifeSpan Resources used money from its endowment fund to support its Meals on Wheels program in 2018.

"...I believe this project can and will create a tangible community, and family atmosphere. This is critical in the battle for our community against addictions; we can only get better together.”

-John Roberts, Director of Freed From Within (FFW). FFW received a grant in October 2020 to help the organization build a community center.

Donor Advised Fund Grants


The Founding Contributor or Designated Appointee must submit a grant request form with the stated purpose, name of the recipient agency, and required signatures. 

After the Founding Contributors or Designated Appointees have submitted the recommendations, all Donor Advised Fund Grants must be approved by the HCCF Board of Directors. 

All Donor Advised Fund Grants require a Final Report.

Youth Philanthropy Council Grant Application

All applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on January 31st 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 March. For more information or questions contact Heather Stafford, Director of Programs at 812-738-6668 or  at