Grant requests being sought from nonprofits

By Herald Staff

HUNTINGBURG — Requests for Huntingburg Assistance Fund grants from nonprofit organizations are currently being accepted.

The fund, which has been in place for more than 20 years, provides charities with a grant to provide need-based services to the less fortunate. Potential services include meals for the hungry; aid to homebound seniors; utility payments; food, clothing, school supplies and physician visits for school children; and other basic need aid.

To qualify, a local non-profit 501©(3) charitable organization must provide support or services to the less fortunate in the City of Huntingburg. Grants between $500 and $2,500 can be requested.

Interested non-profits should submit a one-page letter on organization letterhead and include the following information: one paragraph describing the mission or purpose of the organization, the amount being requested, plans to utilize funds, and an EIN or tax-ID number.

Requests can be sent to Huntingburg Assistance Fund, c/o Huntingburg City Hall, 508 E. 4th St., Huntingburg, IN 47542. Grant requests should be postmarked no later than Friday, Jan. 1.

For information, contact Huntingburg Community Development Director Rachel Steckler at 812-683-2211 or by email at

Individuals are not eligible to receive direct support from the fund. Those who qualify for assistance are encouraged to visit local agencies to learn of available social service agencies in the area.

Donations to the Huntingburg Assistance Fund can be sent to the Dubois County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 269, Jasper, IN 47546 or at Contact the foundation at 812-482-5295 for information.

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