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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 home bound seniors, utility payments, physician visits for school children and other basic need aid.

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.

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 12 the to Huntingburg Assistance Fund, c/o Huntingburg City Hall, 508 E. 4th St., Huntingburg, IN 47542.

For more information, please contact the Dubois County Community Foundation at (812) 482-5295 or via website at www.dccommunityfoundation.org, or Huntingburg City Hall at (812) 683-2211 or by email at jlueken@huntingburg-in.gov.

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