Grants

CAPACITY GRANTS NOW OPEN!

Capacity Grants help nonprofit organizations improve efficiencies and effectiveness by funding materials, equipment, technology, transportation, training, and other expenditures. This is not general operating support, but grants for one-time specific needs. 

  • Grants are less than $2,500.
  • Approximately $30,000 has been allocated for Capacity Grants this year.
  • Apply at: https://goo.gl/7bteY1

Initial review of applications started November 1 and will continue until all funding has been allocated. Applications are due by the 30th of each month at Noon. If awarded, grantees can expect checks to be mailed by the 15th of the following  month. Applicants who don’t receive funding will be notified within 30 days.

PLEASE REVIEW THE 2018-19 GRANT GUIDELINES FOR FULL DETAILS ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS AND STANDARDS FOR AWARDS. CLICK HERE!

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Impact Grants

CFMC requires all Impact Grant recipients to report their outcomes at the end of each funding period. Each organization meets with CFMC staff to identify metrics and measurement tools to help show Return of Investment (ROI) for their grants and see the impact they’re making in our community.

Indiana University (Bradford Woods)

N.O.A.H. Program

$24,373

Very few places like Bradford Woods exist in our state and our county has an amazing place where we can call home. In partnership with Indiana University, we are proud to support the creation of a pediatric health institute that will benefit all kids In Morgan County from K-12. Kids will spend time at Bradford Woods doing a multitude of outdoor classes, healthy eating, leadership training, and personal growth exercises combined with world-class teachers from Bloomington.

Brooklyn STEM Academy

Sprouting Community Gardens

$9,498

Have you been to the STEM Academy? It is an amazing place where learning takes a hands-on approach. Students learn with iPads while sitting on bouncing balls. This new way to teach is already having amazing results. With a community garden, the school and it’s Brooklyn community work together. Classes learn how to care for nature while the community helps nurture the students’ academic accomplishments. The production from the garden is given to students who get a “taste” of what they seeded.

Bulldog Blessings School-Based Pantry

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.

$7,000

What would you do if there was no food in your pantry? Like many of us, we would go to the local store and refill our shelves. Unfortunately, in our rural county, many of our minimum-wage working community members cannot make ends meet after paying rent and utilities so they find their finances short in being able to stock up on the basic essentials to feed a family. Food issues are common in our county and the pantry helps families get by with a hand up, not a handout.

Charles L. Smith Elementary, MSD of Martinsville “Fine Arts Meet Education”

$6,400

Smith Elementary is now the first art academy in Morgan County. Kids learn math, science and reading through a lens of fun in the arts. Learning cannot be confused with play time as students practice their lessons while listening to Mozart. The academy is a wonderful
way to introduce our young people to the power of the arts for the rest of their lives.

2017 Impact Grants

Martinsville Youth Development Center

Become a Better You

$6,500

Brooklyn STEM Academy

Sprouting Community Gardens

$9,498

Artesian Little League, Inc. (ALL)

Building Community on the Ball Field

$3,900

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.

Bulldog Blessings School-Based Pantry

$7,000

Centerstone of Indiana

Morgan County Say it Straight Pilot

$7,510

United Way of Central Indiana

ReadUP in Morgan County

$8,045

Churches in Mission

Stability for Martinsville Families

$5,000

2016 Impact Grants

Indiana University (Bradford Woods)

N.O.A.H. Network:

A Nutrition, Outdoor Activity, and Health Program for Youth

$24,373

Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Discovery Space Public Engagement & STEM Education

$15,000

Martinsville Arts Council

Sheltering the Arts

$10,000

Churches in Mission

Financial Stability for Martinsville Families

$10,000

Centerstone of Indiana

Morgan County Parents On Board Pilot Program

$10,00

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.

Monrovia School-Based Pantry

$7,000

Charles L. Smith Elementary, MSD of Martinsville

“Fine Arts Meet Education” Transitioning Charles L. Smith Elementary to a Fine Arts Academy

$6,400

Crossing School of Business & Entrepreneurship

Stirrup Success

$6,000

Ellie’s Hope

Ellie’s Hope 2017

$5,000

Capacity Grants

The CFMC requires all Capacity Grant recipients to report on outcomes at the end of the funding period. Each organization meets with CFMC staff to identify metrics and measurement tools that can help show the ROI for each grant. See the impact that they are making in our community!

Morgan County Public Library

Bridging the Wireless Access Gap

$1,700

Life isn’t always fair, but for Morgan County students, they simply are fighting with one hand behind their back. In today’s society, access to the internet will determine a student’s ability to learn, master academics and expand their horizons. We understand this critical need and funded “hotspots” so students could check them out from the library and use at home. No child deserves
to be left behind simply because of where they live.

Artesian Little League

Field improvements

$2,000

You are who you associate with and become like your friends. Being involved in youth sports is a pivotal moment in a child’s life. Our kids learn teamwork, self-confidence and how to overcome obstacles. Artesian Little League and all the future leaders who play baseball deserve a top-notch place to play. Taking pride in how they play the game also means having pride in where you play.

Morgan County Soil & Water Conservation District

Mobile Garden Classroom

$2,000

Kids learn in a variety of ways and hands-on has proven to be the best! We all remember what it was like to experience our first science project and the mobile garden classroom brings science chapters to life. Thanks to a dedicated team, students in Morgan County can now experience the a lifecycle that makes our earth grow.

Martinsville Police Department

MSD of Martinsville DARE Program

$1,254

For years, we have asked our kids to “stay off drugs”. However, programs that support these efforts have decreased with funding. It is important for our children to realize that saying “no” is what the majority of us do and it is cool to skip drugs and alcohol for better choices in life. We can teach them that peer pressure is really all about standing up for what is good in our community, and their future.

2017 Capacity Grants

Habitat for Humanity

of Morgan County Upgrade office equipment

$2,000

The Haven Youth Center

Computers and related support

$1,625

Martinsville Community Band

New Music

$449

Project Kindness

Sensory/Calm Bottles

$176

Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation

New Student Kits

$260

Morgan County Public Library

Bridging the Wireless Access Gap

$1,700

Jackson Center for Conductive Education

Funding Study $1,750

Morgan County Soil & Water Conservation District

Mobile Garden Classroom

$2,000

Artesian Little League

Field improvements

$2,000

Project Kindness Inc.

Community Child Sex Abuse Prevention

$650

Martinsville Police Department MSD of Martinsville

DARE Program
$1,254