Village Foundation announces guidelines for grant requests

The trustees of the Village Foundation have announced that the Foundation is now accepting requests for funds to be granted for specific projects of local civic and non-profit organizations. Proposals are due March 1, 2013, and awards are expected to be announced on May 27 at the Foundation’s Memorial Day celebration. Awards may range from $500-$3,000.

The Foundation is primarily interested in capital projects that improve the quality of life in Bay Village. Projects must be responsive to community needs. Support for programs may also be considered. Reporting requirements from previous awards must be met before the Village Foundation will consider a subsequent funding application.

To be eligible, an organization must be located in or provide services to residents within Bay Village. Funding will only be awarded to tax-exempt organizations classified as 501(c)(3) charities by the Internal Revenue Service, or programs that have a tax-exempt fiscal agent.

A simple application form can be found on the Village Foundation website at www.thevillagefdn.org. In addition to the completed application, applicants must submit an IRS tax-exempt letter, a list of current board or committee members, and the organization’s most recent financial statement/audit, annual report and annual operating budget.

All applications should be mailed to: Grants Committee, The Village Foundation, P.O. Box 40122, Bay Village, OH 44140.

Eileen Vernon

President of The Village Foundation. Semi retired lawyer. Resident of Bay for 29 years.

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Volume 4, Issue 25, Posted 10:40 AM, 12.11.2012