Bay Village community grant funding available

Trustees of The Bay Village Foundation announced that the Foundation is accepting grant requests for specific projects of local civic and non-profit organizations. Applications are due on Feb. 28. Awards will be announced on Monday, May 29, at the Foundation’s Memorial Day celebration. Awards may range from $500-$5,000.

The Bay Village 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 may be requested before the Foundation will consider a subsequent funding application.

Applicant organizations must be located in or provide services to residents of Bay Village to be eligible for a grant. Funding will only be awarded to tax-exempt organizations classified as 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations by the Internal Revenue Service, or programs that have a tax-exempt fiscal agent.

The grant application, additional required documentation and filing instructions are available on The Bay Village Foundation website at thebayvillagefoundation.org. The additional required documentation includes such items as a copy of the organization’s mission statement, Internal Revenue Service tax-determination letter, a list of current board members and key personnel, recent financial statements and the annual operating budget.

Mail the completed application and attachments to Steve Ruscher, The Bay Village Foundation, P.O. Box 40122, Bay Village, OH 44140 or email to steveruscher884@gmail.com.

The Bay Village Foundation looks forward to supporting Bay Village through its 2017 grant recipients. If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation's president, Al Paulus, at 440-899-8163 or the grant committee chairman, Steve Ruscher, at 216-346-5645.

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Volume 8, Issue 24, Posted 9:58 AM, 12.13.2016