CFSC sets three grant opportunities for 2018

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The Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc., recently announced its grantmaking programs for 2018.

Due to the positive feedback from the nonprofit organizations serving Switzerland County, the Community Foundation will continue the same programs that were offered in 2017.

The Community Foundation will again offer two levels of grant requests in 2018. To make things as simple as possible, there will be one online application for both levels of requests.

• Immediate Response Grants will be for requests that are $2,000 or under. An online application may be submitted at any time throughout 2018 up until December 1st. The Community Foundation will make a decision on the grant request within 15 days of submission.

Immediate Response Grants are intended for organizations that need a quick turnaround time on their grant requests.

• Fixed Cycle Grants will be for requests over $2,000. There will be two deadlines for these cycles: 3 p.m. on February 1st and August 1st. An online application submitted in time for the deadline will be reviewed and the Community Foundation will make a decision on the grant request within 60 days of the application deadline.

Fixed Cycle Grants will typically cover a larger period of time, may require multiple funding resources, and will go through a more intensive evaluation process.

• The Community Foundation will also continue offering Leadership Training Grants to nonprofit organization serving Switzerland County in 2018. Organizations must submit a simple online application to be eligible for up to $500 per organization. There are no deadlines and the program will continue until funding is depleted. Applications will be reviewed by the Foundation and a decision will be made within 15 days of submitting a grant application.

The Foundation encourages nonprofit organizations serving Switzerland County to strengthen their leadership by encouraging staff and volunteers to participate in professional development opportunities. Leadership Training Grants may be used for registration fees for conferences, workshops or webinars, to bring in facilitators for board retreats and many other forms of professional development. The grants can’t be used to pay for accommodations and travel expenses.

For the Community Foundation’s grant guidelines and to gain access to the online grant applications, visit the Community Foundation’s website at www.cfsci.org. Anyone having questions regarding the three grant opportunities the Community Foundation is offering in 2018 is encouraged to contact Pam Acton at the Foundation’s office. The office is located at 303 Ferry Street in Vevay and Pam can be reached at (812) 427-9160; or pacton@cfsci.org.