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Grant applications due February 1st

Saturday, January 8, 2011

GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Community Foundation is seeking 501(c)(3) nonprofits, churches and government organizations to be partners in serving the local Putnam County community through the Community Grants Program.

Preliminary grant applications are being accepted now and are due Feb. 1. They can be picked up at the foundation office or downloaded at www.pcfoundation.org.

Preliminary grant applications are simple one-page snapshots of the project, its impact and basic information about the organization applying. All applicants are encouraged to work with community foundation staff in preparing their application to be sure it meets eligibility requirements, though this is not required.

The mission of the community foundation is broad and includes support of all charitable activities in Putnam County. Community foundation funding priorities are providing urgent human relief, increasing literacy and educational attainment, combating obesity and promoting fitness, increasing economic development, supporting senior citizens, building non-profit capacity, and increasing access to public transportation.

However, all charitable projects are eligible for funding.

Grants to the community are made possible through contributions, both in cash and planned estate gifts, from visionary donors who want to make a difference in Putnam County.

For questions about the grants program and process, contact Elaine Peck at 653-4978.

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I have sent in the preliminary grant application to this foundation on numerous occasions, we have never been invited to complete a full application.

I have been helping the citizens of Greencastle and Putnam county live in safe warm homes for the past 8 years. We have got no support from this community, with the exception of Wal-Mart Distribution giving us a $1,000.00 grant.

In 2010, I used $40,000.00 of my own money, at this point I am beginning to believe I should direct my attention to other communities where our services may be appreciated and supported.

Bill Hutson of Table Talk Foundation for Better Living Inc.

-- Posted by tabletalk on Tue, Feb 22, 2011, at 9:39 AM

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