Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Community Grant Applications Available

Local non-profit organizations that serve Darke County residents are invited to apply for grants from the Darke County Foundation. Approximately 15 organizations will be selected to receive a total of $25,000 in grants. Organizations must be certified federally tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service as 501 (c) 3 or equivalent. Applications may be downloaded from Deadline to apply is June 30, 2017.

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 early August. The Darke County Foundation is a community foundation dedicated to improving the lives of Darke County residents by receiving, managing and distributing charitable gifts. For more information, call 548-4673 or visit

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