Art and Tech Grant Cycle Open!

The Foundation will be accepting through July 31 grant applications for Art projects ($4,800) and Technology ($960).

“You just have to be a non-profit in Fayette County. Those are the two general requirements,” according to Good. “What we’re looking for with the art is you can be an existing non-profit, you can be expanding on your programming. It’s kind of a lot of money. I kind of see it as almost like start-up money to start running some regular, consistent art programs in the community. It can be for any age group. We always look for public access, so the more people you can include, the better.”

Helping fund technology programming is the goal of the second grant, as well.

“It’s not like we want to buy somebody computers,” Good said. “It’s not that kind of technology. It’s more like what we funded in the past, the Lego clubs, robotics, something related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).”

Overall, the three grants offer an opportunity for organizations to better the community – which is exactly what the FCF wants.

“We really want to open it up and see what kind of ideas come to us. We’re really hoping to see what kind of response (we get),” Good concluded. “We can fund one person or multiple projects. The more ideas we get, the better. We will look at everything.”

Grant applications are available from Katherine Good, program officer, at the FCF’s office, 521 N. Central Ave., or by calling good at 765-827-9966, or DOWNLOAD HERE.

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