Morton Community Foundation announces grant cycle

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News

The Morton Community Foundation annually considers grant requests from not-for-profit groups and governmental entities (Schools, Library, Park District, Township, Village) that benefit Morton residents. For a complete list of the grant history, visit www.cfmorton.org and click on Grants/Scholarships.

The Morton Community Foundation’s mission is “To improve the quality of life for Morton area residents, now and for generations to come.” One of the ways we do that is by investing in our community through our annual strategic grant making process.

If you are a non-profit charity, school or governing body that impacts Morton area residents, or if you are involved with one of these, we are asking you to consider submitting a grant request for our 2014 grant cycle.

The 2014 Grant Cycle opens on Feb. 21. Application guidelines are available at www.cfmorton.org. The deadline for completed grant applications is 5 p.m. March 14.

Grant recipients will be announced at the Foundation’s Business After Hours event at the Bertha Frank Performing Arts Center on April 24.

Our purpose is to assist in projects that fulfill our mission. Due to the large number of grant requests we receive each year, and the limited dollars available to support those requests, we are offering a Grant Writers’ Workshop.

This workshop will last approximately one hour. We will provide information that will help your organization understand the criteria with which proposals will be prioritized for funding.

This workshop is not required. However, we highly encourage attendance by those planning to submit proposals so that the grant writer will have the information needed to give their request the highest likelihood of funding.

The workshop will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Morton Community Foundation Office.

You can register for the workshop online or call us at the phone number below.

For questions about the 2014 Grant Cycle, the Grant Writers’ Workshop, or anything else about the Morton Community Foundation, contact Scott Witzig at 291-0434 or email: switzig@mortoncommunityfoundation.org.

— Submitted by Scott Witzig