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Martha Beckenholdt Youth Philanthropy Award
This award was established by the Hancock County Community Foundation in 1996 in honor of long-time Hancock County resident and philanthropist, Martha Beckenholdt. The award is given annually to a junior from one of the four Hancock County high schools who exhibits outstanding contributions of time, talent, and energy to philanthropic endeavors. The recipient of the award receives the opportunity to recommend a $500 grant, donated by the Community Foundation, to the nonprofit agency or organization of their choice. HCCF will recognize the recipient and the nonprofit in the fall of 2013.
Hancock County high school staff and nonprofit organization leaders must nominate a Hancock County High School Junior for the Martha Beckenholdt Youth Philanthropy Award in order for the student’s application to be considered, and you may click here to submit your nomination online. Nominations must be submitted online by 4:00pm on Thursday, September 12, 2013. Hancock County Juniors may click here to view and complete the online award application. Student applications must be submitted by 4:00pm on Friday, September 13, 2013.
HCCF 2013 Fall Grant Opportunities – Applications due THIS Friday!
Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) offers grants from several funds to organizations that present programs in one of the areas listed below. Organizations need not be a certified 501(c)(3) organization, but the program seeking funding must be charitable in nature. Click here to view the online grant application. Applications must be submitted online by 4:00pm on Friday, August 23, 2013.
NineStar Connect Corporate Fund ($1,000 available to grant)
Addictions and/or Substance Abuse Education and Treatment Fund ($6,185 available to grant)
William Harold and Mary Katherine Kingery Friends of Domestic Animals Fund ($17,033 available to grant)
Prevent Child Abuse Fund ($1,050 available to grant)
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Nonprofit Funding Resources
Schoolhouse Partners LLC, an affiliate of the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette, published the eighth edition of Operating Grants for Nonprofit Organizations. Nonprofit leaders in the sectors of arts and culture, children and youth, community and economic development, health care and social service will find more than 1,800 funding sources for operating costs in a newly published directory. You can read more about this publication and Schoolhouse Partners in an article written by Inside Indiana Business by clicking here.
Tips on Retaining Nonprofit Status
According to the IRS, the tax-exempt status of thousands of nonprofit organizations is revoked every year. The revocation is often involuntary, and stakeholders are taken by surprise. As stated in an article written by Dan Barnes, CPA, the best method to avoid this pitfall, and the time-consuming and costly process of reinstatement, is to know the ever-changing rule of the road. You can read the entire article and the seven tips to help nonprofits retain their tax-exempt status by clicking here.