Highland News Leader

Highland Area Community Foundation grant application deadline is July 15

The Highland Area Community Foundation is seeking 2015 grant applications. July 15 is the application deadline for this year’s HACF grants, which will be awarded at the group’s annual grants banquet held in October and sponsored by TheBANK of Edwardsville.

The foundation makes grant awards in response to current and emerging needs or gaps of needed services and to strengthen volunteer participation and citizen involvement in community concerns.

“We encourage all the various not-for-profit organizations in need of funding for projects to apply,” said Paula SheaCalvert, HACF president. “The grants typically go toward new initiatives,” she said, “but all grants are considered.”

Founded in 1995, the foundation has awarded 494 grants totaling $742,046 to date. Last year, 54 grants totaling $65,119 were awarded to various local groups for community projects.

HACF’s policies stipulate that grant recipients be not-for-profit organizations, agencies, or groups with programs or projects to be used within the boundaries of the Highland School District and St. Jacob & Marine townships.

For more information about the HACF grant program or to receive a grant application, call 654-4727, email info @ hacf.org, or visit the foundation’s website at www.hacf.org.