Village Foundation annouces available funding

The Village Foundation is now accepting requests for funds to be granted for specific projects of local civic and non-profit organizations. Proposals are due Monday, March 3, and awards are expected to be announced on May 26 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 grants application may be found on the Village Foundation website at, and can be submitted via email to the address on the application. In addition to the completed application, applicants must attach an IRS tax-exempt letter or that of the program’s fiscal agent; a list of current board members, and the organization’s most recent financial statement/audit, annual report and annual operating budget.

Completed applications may also be mailed to: Grants Committee, The Village Foundation, P.O. Box 40122, Bay Village, OH 44140.

The Village Foundation looks forward to supporting Bay Village through its 2014 grant recipients. Please contact the Foundation's President, Eileen Vernon, at 440-835-2243 or the Grants Committee Chair, Al Paulus, at 216-583-8096 with any questions you may have.

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Volume 6, Issue 1, Posted 10:01 AM, 01.07.2014