Mitchell charitable foundation accepting grant applicationsThe Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation is accepting grant applications through Nov. 7.
By: News release, Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation
Jay Tolsma, president, Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation, announces that the foundation is accepting grant applications for funds.
The foundation will consider grant applications in November, and applications are due by Nov. 7.
To apply for a grant from the foundation, it is necessary to complete an application; applications are available on the Chamber of Commerce website at mitchellchamber.com under the “News” section, or by phoning Kimberly at the Chamber office, 996-1140, or by e-mailing kimberly@mitchellchamber. com.
Grant guidelines call for applications to reflect the general purpose of the community foundation by providing support to a broad range of activities such as charitable and educational programs, scientific and social research, care of the needy, improvement of social services and educational facilities, prevention and alleviation of social ills, encouragement of the arts, and protection of the environment.
Grants are generally made within the categories of Human Services, Community Affairs and Development, Education, Health, Arts and Humanities, and Environment.
Complete information regarding the grant proposal guidelines, as well as the grant application itself, are available at the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce office.
Approximately $20,000 is available to fund grant requests to be awarded in November. The board hopes to expand its donor base and “Move Mitchell Forward” by increasing the endowed funds and thereby increasing the amount available for future grant requests.
The board will not consider grants from unrestricted funds for sectarian religious purposes, endowments, political advocacy projects, telephone solicitations or national fund-raising efforts.
Projects and organizations that have received grants in the past several years include the Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Consumer Credit Counseling Services, Mitchell High School Show Choir, Abbott House, Mitchell Christian School, Mitchell YWCA, Weekend Snack Pack, Junior Achievement, Davison Hanson Red Cross, Love Feast, Mitchell Area Historical Society, First Circuit CASA Program, LifeQuest, Special Olympics, the Mitchell Community Scholarship Fund, Mitchell Gymnastics and others.
The Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation was formed in 1985 to create a convenient and reliable means for individuals or companies to make lasting contributions to areas of need in Mitchell and the surrounding area.
Members of the Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation Board include President Jay Tolsma, Vice President Doug Eidahl, Treasurer Bonny Hansen, Secretary Jean Koehler, Mike Vehle, John Clarke, Trudy Morgan, Dan Allen, Tona Rozum, Gwenda Koch, Geri Beck and David Muth.