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Community Foundation releases spring grant information

The New Richmond Area Community Foundation has released its 2018 Spring grant application instructions and guidelines.

The NRACF's mission is to improve the fabric of the community. The New Richmond area community is generally defined as the area within the School District of New Richmond. The foundation recognizes that there are services/programs that originate and are provided outside of this school district area that also benefit the community. The benefit of the services/programs to the community should be reflected in the grant application.

Application deadline: All grant applications must be received by the foundation by 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018.

Applications should be mailed to the address shown on the application (PO Box 96, New Richmond, WI 54017). Email questions to nracfoundation@gmail.com.

Grant term: June 2018 — December 2018. All approved grant funds must be used during the grant term.

Written grant applications are required and will be considered only if submitted by eligible charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations or described under IRS Code Section 170(b). Grants cannot be made to individuals.

The grant application form is available at nracfoundation.com. It cannot be saved and submitted from the website. Therefore, save the form to your computer as a new document name before beginning to complete it. Print the completed application for signature and submittal to the NRACF.

The Foundation does not accept applications for funding for the following: Routine operating expenses and annual campaigns, endowments, re-granting by another organization, political organizations, direct support of individuals, and repeat grants to the same project on an open-ended basis.

Applications will be considered for purposes that fall under the following broad categories: Any of the six Foundation Destiny Drivers', Youth and Families, Autism research and/or family support.

Grant amounts may range from $100 to a maximum of $1,500.

The foundation recognizes that simpler projects and those costing a relatively small amount, most often can be described in an equally simple manner. Applicants are asked to provide an appropriate amount of detail so that the foundation members can accurately evaluate the request, without detracting the requesting organization from their core purpose.

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