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Grant Eligibility

General Eligibility

All applicant organizations must be nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) and further defined as public charities 509(a)(1), also known as 170(b)(1)(A) groups. Secular and faith-based organizations are eligible for funding*. A governmental unit reporting to an autonomous citizens governing board will be considered eligible, but not units reporting to elected or appointed officials except school corporations governed by a citizens board.

Geographic Eligibility

All applicant organizations must be located and operate within the geographic area previously served by Welborn Baptist Hospital. Organizations from the following Tri-State counties are eligible to apply:




Dubois, Gibson, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, Warrick

Gallatin, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, White


Funding Exclusions

The following program and project areas will not be considered for funding:

  • Scholarships, loans, grants or fellowship support directly to or for the benefit of specific individuals
  • Establishment of, or contributions to, a permanent endowment, foundation, trust or permanent interest-bearing account
  • Carrying on of propaganda or attempt to influence legislation or public elections
  • Restricting the services, facilities or employment provided by the grant to individuals based on race, creed, color, sex, or national origin
  • Any governmental agencies reporting to an elected or appointed official (except for schools governed by citizens boards)
  • Any requests for funding for deficits or retirement of debt
  • Fundraising events
  • Annual fund drives
  • Venture capital for competitive profit making ventures
  • Basic scientific research

Additionally, it should be noted that the Foundation discourages applications seeking “replacement dollars” i.e., funding to substitute for dollars lost from another grantor.

*Faith-based organizations are legal entities which have either their origin in a religious organization or have been founded by individuals who share a purpose, all of which have a primary mission to further religious principles and practices through programs of philanthropic good works.

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