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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:

Indiana

Illinois

Kentucky

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

Gallatin, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, White

Henderson

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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