Ohio County Community Foundation Seeking Community Proposals

The Ohio County Community Foundation would like to hear from the Ohio County Community. Non-profit organizations, as well as individuals are invited to submit their project ideas for review. The OCCF Board of Directors will submit one idea to Lilly for consideration. Project proposals will be accepted until December 31, 2019. The online project proposal form can be found at www.occfrisingsun.com. Click on “Project Proposals” located at the top of the page. Then click on the link that says “Submit a proposal”. Click on “Apply” and you will be asked to set up an account and begin the proposal form.
  In 1990, Lilly Endowment launched the Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative to help establish and further develop community foundations throughout Indiana. The Endowment hoped that Indiana’s community foundations could enhance the quality of life and leadership for their communities by convening conversations among people of diverse ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, occupations, races and cultural traditions about their communities’ most compelling needs and opportunities, as well as the best way to address them. As part of Gift Phase VII, each community foundation is invited to participate in the implementation proposal component designed to address key challenges or opportunities in their County. Lilly Endowment will fund Implementation Grants in 2020. Ohio County could receive up to $100,000.
  The mission of the Ohio County Community Foundation is to build, manage and distribute a lasting source of charitable resources for Ohio County. Please contact Peggy Dickson, Executive Director at 812-438-9401 or at pdickson@occfrisingsun.com with any questions concerning Gift VII or project proposals.