Impacting the Community

The  Madison County Community Foundation has been providing funding to our community since 1992. The funds originate from donor advised funds, agency endowments, scholarships and other types of restricted funds. In addition, grants to community organizations are also supported through competitive grants awarded from unrestricted funds in the Foundation.

We create our primary impact through our grantmaking. MCCF currently manages over 200 charitable funds created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations for charitable purposes. Income from these funds annually provides grants to organizations and projects and programs to improve the quality of life within our community. MCCF provides meaningful, long-term and permanent ways for people to give back to their community and to causes and organizations that matter to them.

Community Impact Grants

Approximately 25% of MCCF’s total grantmaking is unrestricted—designed for the general benefit of the community and determined by the Board of Directors. Through unrestricted grantmaking, MCCF supports projects and programs of non-profit agencies located in or serving residents of Madison County.

Community Impact Grants:  . Grants are made to support projects and programs of non-profit agencies located in or serving residents of Madison County. Grants are typically made for one year, at a maximum of $5,000. Proposals are reviewed by a diverse committee made up of community volunteers and Board Members, which makes funding recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors. Upon approval by the Board of Directors, funds are awarded.

The Madison County Community Foundation is generally interested in funding the following:  

  • Efforts that address the root causes of clearly defined needs within Madison County such as eliminating the cycle of poverty.
  • Efforts with specific goals, objectives and indicators with which to measure effectiveness.
  • Efforts that foster a collaborative spirit, partnerships and innovation among various organizations, agencies and individuals serving Madison County.
  • Efforts that benefit or serve a large number or percentage of Madison County residents.
2023 Grant Information

Grant Cycle Dates:

Grant Cycle

Application Dates

Review Dates


Grant Presentation

Quarter 2-Programming

March 20-April 14

April 17-May 26

June 22

June 28

Quarter 3-Operations

June 26-July 14

July 24-September 1

September 20

September 27

Quarter 4-Above and Beyond

September 25-October 20

October 30-December 1

December 14


Grant cycle focus defined:

Quarter 2: Programming-Application Closed

Think "direct service" dollars ... Program supplies, program marketing, program enhancements/improvements/expansion, program wages, direct facility costs, etc.

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Create an account and start your application

MCCF is using a new grant management system in 2023. All organizations will need to create a new account.

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Quarter 3: Operations

Costs necessary for overall Operations and Management. Could include (but not limited to) rent, utilities, insurance, administrative salaries. In general these expenses aid the agency as a whole and are not specific to a certain program.

Quarter 4: Above-and-Beyond

Capital projects - expanding or improving your physical space, your footprint in the community

Capacity building - training, professional development, consulting, anything that helps your organization and its leaders enhance their competencies and skills that will improve the org's effectiveness and build sustainability.

 Educational Opportunities

Thank you to those organizations who joined us for our Fundraising and Strategic Planning sessions!

 Partnership with Nonprofit Support Network                 

We have partnered with the Nonprofit Support Network based in Muncie to offer additional training opportunities. They have agreed to reserve a limited number of seats for Madison County non-profit organizations.

These sessions are located in Muncie and have a registration fee which will be paid for by MCCF. 


Visit their website to view their upcoming nonprofit essentials sessions. 

Nonprofit Support Network                                       

Contact Kari Sisk if you would like to attend any of these sessions!   

2023 Sponorships

New process for requesting sponsorships

Please contact Ben Davis PRIOR to submitting your sponsorship application.

• Limited capacity for 2023.

• If the event supports one of your programs, please apply for a grant to fund the program instead of an event sponsorship.

• Consideration given to whether MCCF has sponsored in the past.

• We hope to help non-profit partners become less dependent on event fundraising and find other sustainable ways to generate resources.

• Apply as far in advance as possible.

Sponsorship Application

Information Session

 Slide Deck

ARP (American Rescue Plan) Fund information: 

Madison County: For questions or to get involved please email:

Community Services Council Information:

Meet virtually, 12 pm second Wednesday of each month 

To join: email