Grant to a Kentucky nonprofit organization or government agency for programs to benefit women and children in eligible counties. Funding may be used to develop new programs or to expand existing programs. Projects should improve the quality of life for women and children in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren counties.
The program or project for which funding is being requested must address needs or opportunities to improve the quality of life for women and children in South Central Kentucky and meet at least one or more of the following criteria:
- Capital Projects: Small capital projects that will be completed within two years from the date of the grant award.
- Community Development: Activities that benefit women and/or children in the community or address gender equity issues within all segments of the population.
- Education: Activities that promote or strengthen the educational attainment of women and/or children, both in and out of the classroom.
- Health: Activities that improve the health outcomes for women and/or children
- Human Services: Activities that support public protection, employment/jobs, food and nutrition, agriculture, housing and shelter, public safety, disaster preparedness and relief for women and/or children.
- Endowment Creation: Up to 25% of the grant may be utilized as matching funds to assist with the establishment of an endowment fund to provide a future funding source for the project.
- Other Civic Endeavors: Other activities that will improve the quality of life for women and/or children in South Central Kentucky.
Applicant must be in operation as a registered 501(c)(3). Additionally, any prior Impact Grant winner is eligible to apply. The organization must be based in the counties of Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren. The proposed project or program must be implemented in and serve residents of these counties, and all monies must be expended in these counties.
Consideration is given to organizations that demonstrate:
- Commitment to long-range planning, financial stability and sustainability of the project
- Specific and measurable goals for project evaluation
- Sound plan to address ongoing or emerging women’s and/or children’s issues that have been identified by research
- Desire to promote coordination and collaboration among organizations or institutions to prevent duplication of services
- Project methodology utilizing a preventative approach to addressing the issues and solving problems
- Evidence of realistic organizational planning and management
Project Areas Not Considered for Funding:
- Projects or programs of organizations that are not committed to equity
- Requests for funding to reduce or retire debt of the organization
- Projects that focus on the spiritual needs of individuals
- Political parties or campaigns
- Travel expenses for groups or individuals such as bands, sports teams
- Scholarships or other grants to individuals.
Accepting Submissions Until August 11, 2021
Once the Letter of Intents are received, up to 10 semifinalists will be selected. If selected, your organization will be notified about next steps, including potential site visits (virtual or in person), or additional items that may be needed. The grants committee will select the top 6 organizations to present to the Membership. Membership will vote at the Annual Meeting on October 26th and award the multiple impact grants that evening.
Up to 25% of the grant may be utilized as matching funds to assist with the establishment of an endowment fund to provide a future funding source for the project. Organization has two years to complete the match requirement.
An agency may submit only one grant application per year.
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