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Grants for Non-Profits
Applications available May 15 and due June 30, 2023

Eligibility Requirements for Organizations

  • Organizations must be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt or government agency.

  • Organizations must provide services that improve the health, education or 
    welfare of Darke County residents.

  • The following groups are not eligible:

    • Organizations that limit their services to members of any one religious group.

    • Organizations whose primary purpose is to influence legislation, 
      political viewpoint, or promotion of a political candidate.


Available Grants

  • Approximately 35 organizations will receive awards from $500 to $2,500.

Application and Selection Process

  • Completing an online application is required; no paper applications are accepted.

  • Applications will be reviewed by the Grant Committee of the Darke County Foundation.

  • All applicants (recipients and non-recipients) will be notified of results 
    within 45 days of deadline. Recipients will receive payment within 60 days of deadline.

  • If approved grant is one of several funding sources needed to complete a project, 
    the Foundation has the discretion to delay payment until the organization has secured necessary funding to complete the project.

  • Recipients must complete a final report (provided by the Darke County Foundation) 
    summarizing the use of grant funds. Failure to submit a report invalidates future 
    requests for funding.

For questions, contact or (937) 548-4673.

2023 Community Grant Application

Funds from the Helen L. Hawkey Music Project support music education for Darke County students.

Pictured are elementary school students participating in "Creole for Kids and the history of Zydeco" concert.

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