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Grantmaking: Forms

Please download and fill out the forms below. You can mail or fax them back the Community Foundation:

Wasbash Valley Community Foundation Inc.
200 South 8th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807

Fax: 812.234.4853

Information on the Grant Application Process

Before applying for a grant, please download and review this general information sheet.
[2 mb Adobe Acrobat® Pdf Document]

Final Grant Reporting Form:

Download Grant Final Report Form.
[88 kb Adobe Acrobat® Pdf Document]

Donor Advisor Grant Recommendation Form:

acrobat logo Download Form for Donor Advisers to Recommend Grants
[68 kb Adobe Acrobat® Pdf Document]

Vigo County Urgent Need Grant Application:

acrobat logo Download the Application
[53 kb Adobe Acrobat® Pdf Document]

Vigo County Youth Grant Application:

Deadline to Submit Youth Grant Application is October 31, 2016.
Youth Grant Application

Terre Haute Day Nursery:

Deadline to Submit Terre Haute Day Nursery Application is October 1, 2016 .

acrobat logo Download THDN Application and Guidelines
[263 kb Adobe Acrobat® Pdf Document]

Request for Proposals:

Larry C. Archer Memorial Fund for Autism Awareness and Understanding Grant

Deadline to Submit Request for Proposals February 15, 2017.

In 2009, Barbara Archer created the Larry Archer Memorial Fund for Autism Awareness and Understanding in the Wabash Valley Community Foundation Inc. This fund is designed to promote awareness and understanding of individuals diagnosed on the autism spectrum and their families.

acrobat logo Download Application and Guidelines
[182 kb Adobe Acrobat® Pdf Document]

Good Grant Writing Advice

A Top Ten list of recommendations from private and community foundations in Indiana (heard at "Meet the Funder" events hosted by the Indiana Youth Institute across the Hoosier State):

  1. Do your homework on the foundation using the foundation's Web site and annual report.

  2. But don't chase dollars based on what you learn. Foundations will see right through this. Instead, apply only for grants that support your mission. Stick to your mission!

  3. In your grant proposal, articulate the problem and how you will try to solve (or at least reduce) the problem. Do not over-promise. Be realistic.

  4. Explain how you will know when you are successful. That means include an evaluation plan.

  5. Keep the proposal clear, simple and concise.

  6. Do not write a generic proposal that then is mass produced for multiple foundations. Tailor each proposal to the specific interests of each foundation.

  7. Do not go to a foundation too late, with an urgent need or as a last resort.

  8. Foundations do not want to be the Lone Ranger. The more broad-based financial support you can demonstrate, the more you are demonstrating sustainability to the foundation.

  9. The accompanying budget needs to be detailed and include a written justification. Do not submit general estimates. Don't ask for more than you need, thinking you will receive less.

  10. After receiving the grant, submit an accurate grant report and an accurate financial report by the foundation's deadline. Good grant management strengthens your reputation among funders.