Quality of Place – Pathways to Progress Grant Program Opening July 1

CFSI Accepting Grants for Quality of Place – Pathways to Progress Grants

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – On July 1, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana will open its new Quality of Place – Pathways to Progress grantmaking program, which supports initiatives aimed at improving our region’s quality of place.

Beginning July 1, 2021, interested nonprofits serving residents of Clark and Floyd Counties will have the opportunity to submit an Idea Application for their grant proposal. Selected organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal.

In their Idea Application, successful applicants should identify a target population, describe the priority result they expect, consider promising approaches that work to accomplish their objectives, identify indicators of success, and demonstrate the capacity needed to be successful in fulfilling their grant proposal.

The new Pathways to Progress grantmaking program will focus on serving people with the least access to safe, high-quality public places and amenities, typically those who have low incomes and/or who have transportation or mobility challenges or physical and/or mental differences. When their lives are improved, our communities are more welcoming and attractive to all residents, tourists, and employers.

For these populations, the Foundation will work with nonprofit partners to improve:

  • Both real and perceived safety of existing amenities (greenspaces, parks, playgrounds, rivers, etc.)
  • Safe and affordable access to the amenities (trails, public/shared transit, etc.)
  • Environmental quality and sustainability of those amenities
  • Use of the areas to increase physical activity – which will improve health outcomes, such as obesity and other health risks. 

Applications will be accepted electronically through 3 p.m. on July 30. If selected, full proposals would be due by 3:00 p.m. on Aug. 31, with grantee notification taking place by mid-September. For more information on the Foundation’s Pathways to Progress Grants, or to fill out an Idea Application, visit www.CFSouthernIndiana.com.


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