Grant Application Guidelines

  1. Requests to apply for a grant must be submitted by May 31. Selected organizations will be invited to apply in June.
  2. Grant Applications must be submitted on or before July 1. All supporting materials must be included with your application.
  3. Only 501(c)(3) exempt organizations benefiting citizens of Owensboro and/or Daviess County, Kentucky will be considered for funding. You will need to provide a copy of the organization’s current 501(c)(3) designation, as a PDF file.
  4. You will need to provide a copy of the organization’s latest financial statement and most recent audit (if conducted), as a PDF file.
  5. Foundation grants are generally for a one-year period.
  6. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals nor may it designate funds for legislation or support activities that seek to influence the legislative process, except as allowed by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
  7. Relevance of request to organization’s mission, cost effectiveness, and strong board management are considered by the Foundation in evaluating grant requests.
  8. After six months, all grant recipients must file a written status report to the Foundation. Within twelve months following receipt of funding, a final accounting must be submitted of how the grant funds were used. The Foundation has the authority to withhold and/or recover grant funds in cases where such funds are, or appear to be, misused.
  9. In completing the application, if considered beneficial, and if space provided is inadequate, the applicant should provide additional information in the form of attachments.