Grant requests for the Huntingburg Assistance Fund, a collection of community gifts that are distributed to non-profit charities helping the less fortunate, are currently being accepted.
The fund has been in place for over 20 years, and provides charities with a grant to provide need-based services to the less fortunate during the holidays and New Year.
Potential services include meals for the hungry; aid to homebound seniors; utility payments; food, clothing, school supplies and physician visits for school children; and other basic need aid.
Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner says the program has seen tremendous success in the past and encourages eligible non-profit charities to apply.
To qualify, a local non-profit charitable organization must provide support or services to the less fortunate in the City of Huntingburg. Grant requests must be a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $2,500.
Individuals are not eligible to receive direct support. Those who qualify for assistance are encouraged to visit local agencies to learn of available social service agencies in our area.
Requests for funding shall be limited in scope to direct services that benefit the less fortunate meet basic needs.
In order to receive funding, local non-profits should submit a one-page letter on organization letterhead and include the following information:
EIN or tax-ID number,
One paragraph describing the mission or purpose of your organization,
And two to three paragraphs that includes the amount being requested and plans to utilize funds.
Grant requests should be postmarked no later than Monday, December 18th to Huntingburg Assistance Fund, c/o Huntingburg City Hall, 508 E. 4th St., Huntingburg 47542.
To make a donation to the Huntingburg Assistance Fund, please send payment to the Dubois County Community Foundation, PO Box 269 in Jasper.
For more information, please contact the Dubois County Community Foundation at (812) 482-5295 or via website at www.dccommunityfoundation.org, or Rachel Steckler at Huntingburg City Hall at (812) 683-2211 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.