Nobody expects the unexpected. We understand that emergencies happen and your organization may be in need of emergency funding. That is why the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana offers Emergency Grants.
To be considered for this program, prospective grantees are encouraged to apply for grants through the Community Assist Grant Program or Youth Philanthropy Council Grant Program. Emergency Grant requests will only be considered by the Foundation if it is determined by the Foundation that:
- The request is time-sensitive in nature and could not have been predicted or reasonably planned for and a response for the emergency is needed in 45 days or less.
- The request is to support a true community emergency need or an emergency need of an agency, such as essential equipment repairs, that would prevent it from carrying out its primary mission.
Emergency grants will only be made to organizations serving Clark & Floyd counties.
Grants from the Community Foundation must meet legal and tax requirements and may be made only to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and qualifying programs. Schools, religious organizations, some civic organizations and local government units may be exempt from this requirement. In specific situations and with advance approval the Foundation may, from time to time, issue a grant to a non-501(c)(3) public charity or exempt organization for which it must undertake expenditure responsibility in order to meet legal and tax requirements, but this exception does not include grants made through the Community Assist Grants Program, Youth Philanthropy Council Spring Grant Cycle, or Emergency Grants.
For more information about the Emergency Grant Request criteria and process, please refer to the Foundation’s Grant Policies & Guidelines. For additional questions, please contact Crystal Gunther, Vice President of Community Philanthropy, at 812-948-4662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.