Mitchell Area Foundation accepting grant applicationsApplications are due by Oct. 9.
By: News release, Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation
Doug Eidahl, president of the Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation, announced that the foundation is now accepting grant applications for funds.
The foundation will accept grant applications in October; applications are due by Oct. 9.
To apply for a grant, it is necessary to complete an application; applications are available on the Chamber of Commerce website at mitchellchamber.com or through the mail. Send a letter to PO Box 1087, Attn: Kimberly Lofgren, Mitchell, SD 57301, or request an application by phoning Kimberly at the chamber office, 996-1140 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation 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 Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation grant proposal guidelines, as well as the grant application itself, are available at the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce office.
Approximately $18,000 is available to fund grant requests to be awarded in October. 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 fundraising 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.