Saturday, April 12, 2014

Community Grant Applications Available

Local non-profit organizations that serve Darke County residents are invited to apply for grants from the Darke County Foundation (HOPE Foundation). Organizations must be certified federally tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service as 501 (c) 3 or equivalent. You may download an application from the Darke County Foundation website: Or e-mail the Foundation at Deadline to apply is June 6, 2014.
Grants will be awarded from the following Foundation funds:

  • Helen L. Hawkey Music Project: for schools or organizations that provide music education and enrichment for Darke County students. Eligible projects include in-school enrichment programs, field trips to professional performances, fees for music workshops, and tuition assistance for music camps.
  • Kremer Family Farms: for organizations that support educational programs in Darke County focusing on agricultural-environmental awareness, or water and soil conservation.
  • Ami McClurkin Community Fund: for any organization serving Darke County residents.
  • Oliver Family Community Fund: for any organization serving Darke County residents.
  • Dr. Marlin Thompson Founder’s Fund: for schools or organizations committed to the education and welfare of the youth of Darke County.

Grant recipients will be announced in July. The Darke County Foundation (formerly named the HOPE Foundation) receives, manages and distributes charitable gifts for the benefit of Darke County residents. For more information, call 548-4673 or visit

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