Community Foundation Offers Seed Grants for “See You in Terre Haute” Community Plan

The Community Foundation is now offering Seed Grants to further fulfill the objectives of the Terre Haute Community Plan, “See You in Terre Haute”. Seed grants assist projects in their preliminary stages, helping cover the groundwork costs necessary for larger projects. These grants will help expand programs that are developed to encourage population growth and/or increase per capita personal income. The Community Foundation is able to provide opportunities and funding for various entities in the community through this “See You in Terre Haute” Community Plan.

The grant opportunities mirror the integral aspects outlined in the Community Plan. The categories include economic development, health & wellness, infrastructure, quality of life, talent attraction & retention and tourism. Additional information regarding the Community Plan can be found by clicking here.

Nonprofit organizations can apply for up to $10,000 from the Community Foundation. The applicant must provide at least a 25% match and complete said project within 12 months of receiving the seed grant funds. 50% of the grant funds will be distributed at the beginning of the grant cycles with the balance distributed upon confirmation of the matching funds. It is the intention of the Community Foundation to fund 10 Seed Grants within the next 18 months.

Eligible applicants must provide services in Vigo County, Indiana, and must identify as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, local unit of government or school district. Partnerships and networks are encouraged to apply using an eligible organization as a fiscal sponsor.

Seed grant applications are open year-round and are due on the fifteenth of each month until the fund pool has been exhausted. Decisions will be made within six weeks of the submission. Applications that are not accepted initially may re-apply by providing supplemental information. Organizations, local units of government or school corporations can apply by clicking on the link below.

The Community Foundation is excited to partner with the city of Terre Haute and Vigo County to assist in the fulfillment of the “See You in Terre Haute” Community Plan. The Seed Grants provided through this plan will help the community flourish through engagement and integrity, further upholding the Community Foundation’s mission of engaging people, building resources and enriching lives.

Click here to access the online application process.