HCCF Grantmaking Guidelines
Eligible applicants are Frenzy Animal Rescue, Greenfield-Hancock Animal Management, Hancock County Humane Society, and PAWS Hancock.
Eligible applicants must be public, tax-exempt organizations by Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, who serve Hancock County.
Eligible organizations must be in good standing with HCCF, meaning they are current on all grant reports.
Ineligible Organizations or Activities: Applications for religious indoctrination or other religious activities, endowment building, deficit financing, fundraising, lobbying, electioneering, and activities of political nature will not be considered, nor will proposals for ads, sponsorships, and any proposals which discriminate as to race, gender, marital status, sexual preference, age, disability, creed or ethnicity.
Other: HCCF grants will not reimburse expenses committed for projects, programs, capital improvement, and/or equipment. Final grant evaluation reports will be required to be submitted by the grantees as outlined by the Foundation in the Grant Agreement. Dollars should be expended within 12 months of the Grant Award Date.
2018 HCCF Animal Welfare Grant Application Description
The 2018 HCCF Animal Welfare Grant Application for Capital Improvement or Programming offers grants from donor-founded Field of Interest funds to local animal welfare nonprofit organizations that serve Hancock County residents. These organizations — Frenzy Animal Rescue, Greenfield-Hancock Animal Management, Hancock County Humane Society, and PAWS Hancock — may submit up to one (1) application for Capital Improvement and one (1) application for Programming support. These organizations are not eligible for any other 2018 grant opportunities through HCCF (an exception may be made for a mini grant in the case of emergency).
A Capital Improvement Grant supports capital purchases of $500 or more, with an expected useful life of 12 months or more, such as; building repairs or additions, purchase of new equipment, purchase of technology (hardware & software), vehicles, and furniture.
A Programming Grant supports or expands an existing charitable program or creates and launches a new charitable program with a defined projected outcome.
This application only becomes valid when completed in its entirety and by clicking “Submit” by 4 p.m. on March 29, 2018. Grant Applications submitted after 4 p.m. on March 29 WILL NOT be accepted.
Applications received for the HCCF Animal Welfare Cycle will be funded by:
• William Harold and Mary Katherine Kingery Friends of Domestic Animals Endowment Fund
• Sharon Yates Endowment Fund for the Care of Animals
• Animal Welfare Fund of Hancock County
Grants will be awarded with the key objective of providing funding to Hancock County organizations that provide programs with one or more of the following objectives:
• The care and shelter of homeless animals
• The medical care of injured animals
• The housing and placement of animals
• The feeding and general welfare of animals
For questions, contact Katie Ottinger, HCCF Community Investment & Grants Officer.
March 29, 2018, 4 p.m.: Grant Proposals Due (this application).
Grant Applications submitted after 4 p.m. on March 29 WILL NOT be accepted.
April 6 – May 2, 2018: Site Visits with HCCF Grant Committee Members
May 17, 2018: HCCF Board Reviews/Approves Recommended Grantees
May 22, 2018 : Applicants Are Notified of Grant Status
July 31, 2019: Grant report due
Tips for Success
- Answer all the questions in each section, UNLESS otherwise indicated. If a question is not applicable to your grant request, mark the field “N/A”. Do not leave any fields blank.
- Do not include any materials other than those specifically requested at this time.
- When completing the online application, you may save the application and return to it by clicking “Save and Continue Later” at the bottom of the application. When you have completed the application, click “SUBMIT”. You will not be able to return to make changes after the application has been submitted. If you must make adjustments to your application after the submission deadline, contact Katie Ottinger Be sure to save your work.
- You are encouraged to type your narrative answers into a word processing program, saving often, then cut and paste into the on-line grant application. You have limited ability to change the formatting of your narrative answers in the on-line form. Be specific and concise – you are limited to 150 words for each answer!
- If the instructions indicate that you must attach a file, click “Choose File” where indicated and select the appropriate file from your hard drive.
- Please note that in addition to the applicant, the Board President must also “electronically sign” the application by agreeing to the terms at the end of the application.
A Successful Application:
– Documents the grant’s relevance to the organization’s mission and services.
– Shows that the organization has a past record of being financially viable and shows strong resource development capacity.
– Demonstrates operation of effective programs that benefit Hancock County and its residents.
– Evidences strong management by organization’s Board of Directors and executive staff.