Our Grants

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

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 2024: 

  • Saturday, February 17
  • Tuesday, April 16
  • Saturday, August 17
  • Tuesday, October 15

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

Our Testimonials

"To address the mental health and addiction needs in Harrison County, it is essential to have community collaboration of funders, nonprofits, and forprofits. HCCF is an important partner in this effort, and we greatly appreciate their support."  Personal Counseling Services received a $106,080 grant to enhance mental health services for residents of Harrison County in 2023.

Doug Drake, President & CEO
Personal Counseling Services

"We are so grateful for the Harrison County Community Foundation's support. Thanks to their grant funding this year, we were able to nearly double the number of students we serve in Harrison County by providing classroom sessions after COVID."

Jennifer Helgeson, President
Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana

Youth Philanthropy Council Grant

Youth Philanthropy grants are focused on supporting young people and their communities.  The application generally opens in October of each year and is due the following January, with awards announced in March. 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.

YPC is an opportunity for teens to learn about philanthropy and nonprofits as well as make grant recommendations on YPC grants. A group of local high school students review submitted YPC grant applications, discuss the merit of each grant application, and come to a consensus on their grant recommendations.  HCCF partners with Leadership Harrison County for YPC to be a part of the LHC Youth program, which involves young leaders from all Harrison County high schools. 
2023 YPC Grant Recipients
St. Joseph Catholic School - $2,000 for greenhouse and garden supplies
Corydon Central Vanguard - $925 for percussion equipment
Lanesville High School - $625 to support After Prom
Blue River All-Stars 4H - $1,500 Blankets for Veterans project
Blue River All-Stars 4H - $500 for Carnival for Cancer supplies

For more information or questions, contact Heather Stafford, Director of Programs at (812) 738-6668 or at