Applications open for community grants
Is your organization or group in need funding to support a community project? The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation (SMACF) is now accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations within the Staples-Motley School District boundaries.
The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation will accept and consider funding proposals that fit within the following categories:
o Economic Vitality: Making our community vital now and in the future. Grants to promote community development and appearance.
o Children, Youth and Families: Supplementing the endeavors of people striving to develop and implement positive opportunities for residents of the Staples/Motley area.
o Human Services: Programs to promote the overall quality of life and meeting human needs (i.e. healthcare, food shelves, domestic violence, etc.).
The average grant is $2,000 and a limited number of grant funds are available so apply now. For large projects, grants are available for a maximum amount of 50 percent of the project cost up to $2,000.The application and grant guidelines are available on the SMACF website at: http://www.staplesmotleyfoundation.org. Completed applications must be submitted no later than Oct. 15.
Questions can be directed to committee members; Curt McIlravy, Mike Gold, Joe Roline or Judy Richer or by phone at 218-894-3050.
Since its inception in 1999 the foundation has awarded over $155,000 in grant funding to area projects. The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation is a component fund of the Initiative Foundation, a regional foundation serving Central Minnesota.