The Mattoon Area Community Foundation is requesting proposals from nonprofit organizations from within Coles County on behalf of the Communityworks Endowment Fund and the Consolidated Communications Fund for Economic Development and Community Leadership. Applications for community improvement projects in the areas of workforce development, early childhood education, land use and protection and organizational leadership, must be submitted to the Mattoon Area Community Foundation by Thursday, June 27.
Following is a description of the field of interest of the Communityworks Endowment Fund. Grants of up to $1500 will be awarded for proposals that impact one or more of the following issues areas:
• Workforce Development - To improve the economic health of the region so that residents earn sustainable, living wages and prosper (example: Job retention and career advancement; Job creation; Including entrepreneurial efforts; Access/transportation options to jobs).
The Communityworks Endowment Fund was established in 2004 as part of a special initiative between the Community Foundation and the Grand Victoria Foundation. According to Vickie Whitlock, a Mattoon Area Community Foundation board member, “Through the generosity of the Grand Victoria Foundation and matching gifts from many area donors, this permanent endowment gives the Mattoon Area Community Foundation a flexible source for strategic grant making for generations to come.”
The deadline to submit a grant application is Thursday, June 27, 2013. Grant recipients are announced by September 1st.
Click on the links below to see who was awarded grants in 2012.