Quality of Place – Pathways to Progress Grant Program Now Open!

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana is excited to announce the opening of the Quality of Place – Pathways to Progress Grant Program.

For the next 30 days, interested nonprofits in Clark and Floyd counties can apply for grants — ranging from $50,000 up to a maximum of $150,000 — that focus on serving people with the least access to safe, high-quality public places and amenities. This includes those community members who have low incomes, transportation or mobility issues, or physical or mental differences.

“Deciding to transform our grantmaking by focusing on quality of place projects was facilitated by hearing from our community and learning from experts how increased accessibility to parks, trails and other public spaces would help connect our neighborhoods and improve our sense of community,” said Linda Speed, president and CEO for the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. “We discovered how the ripple effects of doing so could help transform our region and it was clear this needed to be a priority.”

Beginning July 1, 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
  • Demonstrate the capacity needed to be successful in fulfilling their grant proposal.

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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