Heron Lake-Okabena Community Foundation
*** Proposals must be submitted by a
501(c)(3) organization, a unit of government, or by a public agency. Organizations that
are not tax exempt must apply through a suitable fiscal agent willing to
accept responsibility for the project.
(Application Deadline: January 15)
All proposals must demonstrate a benefit to Heron Lake and Okabena communities.
The Foundation prefers projects that are submitted by local applicants.
Proposals incorporate an innovative approach and avoid duplication of efforts.
Proposals have clearly stated goals and measurable outcomes.
Grant requests are considered for one year of funding.
Potential Areas of InterestArts, Culture, Humanities
Community Improvement (celebrations, beautification, parks)Education (may be subdivided into types of schools, non-school related, libraries)
Economic Development (tourism, business retention, business recruitment, job training)Health (disease specific, nursing services, wellness, treatment, facilities, education)
Public Safety (fire departments, law enforcement, abuse/neglect/exploitation, education)
Recreation, Leisure, Sports, Athletics (camps, leagues, clubs, facilities)
Religion/Spiritual Development (denominational or interfaith)
Youth Development (developmental assets, mentoring, service learning, scouting, centers/clubs)
Types of Support
Capital (land, building renovation, equipment, computer systems)
Start up funds
This fund generally will NOT make grants for:
Lobbying or political activities
Ongoing, open ended grants
Administrative budgets for existing organizations
National fundraising campaigns
Ticket sales, raffles, or fundraising dinners
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