Organizations can submit requests up to $40,000. For requests up to $5,000, there is a shorter application to complete. Here are the applications:
RSRF Grant Application Up to $5000
RSRF Grant Application Up to $40000

In order to most effectively fulfill its philanthropic responsibilities in its grantmaking region, the Rising Sun Regional Foundation operates in accordance with the following guidelines and policies:

• That grants will be made only to organizations whose projects and programs benefit the residents of Ohio and Ripley counties and the City of Aurora.

• That grant applicants must qualify as exempt organizations under the Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) status or be sponsored by such organizations or qualify as governmental or educational entities or possess similar attributes.

• That grants will be made only to organizations which provide for adequate administrative and financial accounting and reporting procedures.

• That no grants will be made specifically for sectarian religious purposes but can be made to religious organizations for general community programs.

• That no grants will be made to attempt to influence legislation or to intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for public office.

• That, generally, grants will not be made for projects, programs, and/or equipment which were committed to prior to the grant applications being submitted.

• That, generally, grants will not exceed $40,000 other than on rare occasions due to their exceptional merits in terms of extreme emergencies, unusual and broad community benefit, and/or major leveraging of other financial resources.

• That preference will be given to grant applications that seek the participation of other contributions by using challenge, matching, or similar grant techniques (grant applicants are expected to make serious efforts in exploring additional funding for their respective projects through their own organizational resources, state and local government support, community and/or private foundations, etc.).

• That preference will be given to change-oriented and problem-solving grants with emphasis on “seed” money and/or one-time grants rather than for on-going, general operating support.

• That grant recipients will sign and abide by the respective conditions as set forth in the Foundation’s “Grant Award Agreement.”

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