The Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment Fund started as an Acorn Fund with a small initial investment and then grew to a mighty oak with the help of residents and a match from the Foundation's Rural Philanthropy Fund. The charge was led by the local school system and members of the town council and township government to build a fund that would support projects for the local community. The endowment makes grants annually to support projects in Liberty Township, Perry Township, or the Town of Selma. Project proposals are reviewed and recommended to The Community Foundation Board of Directors by a committee of dedicated residents. The Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment Fund at the Foundation guarantees a steady stream of income to fund worthwhile projects in the community for years to come.

Grant Procedures:

  • The Liberty Perry Selma Grants Committee will review grant applications once each year.
  • The Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment exists to benefit the Town of Selma and Liberty and Perry Townships.
  • Applications may only be submitted by nonprofit organizations or a unit of government.
  • Grants will be awarded up to $500

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals and generally does not make grants for religious purposes, for covering budget deficits, for travel, for fundraising events, for endowments, or for projects normally the responsibility of a government agency. Grants are generally awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations.

Each grant awarded will be evaluated and a post-grant report is required for each grant received. A post-grant report, including financial/expenditure information, is required for the organization to remain in good standing and be eligible for future grant awards. All overdue post-grant reports must be received before the due date of any current grant applications for the committee to review the current application.

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Deadline: May 1 at 4:30pm

Contact: Program Officer

The Foundation operates without discrimination as to age, race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or that perceived as a disability in the consideration of grant requests. Likewise, the Foundation does not knowingly support programs that negatively discriminate based on the aforementioned factors.

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