26 May TWO Local Crowdfunding Campaign Goals Officially Launched
(Grant County, IN) The Community Foundation of Grant County is excited to announce two crowdfunding campaign goals launched with Habitat for Humanity of Grant County (Habitat) and the City of Marion Parks and Recreation Department (Parks Department). The Parks Department launched their crowdfunding campaign on May 12th, Habitat launched theirs on May 23rd. Habitat aims to crowdfund $20,000 to support the construction of a new Habitat home in Grant County. The Parks Department aims to crowdfund $20,000 to fund the dredging and renovation of the Matter Park fishing pond.
The Foundation will track all charitable contributions made by donors for each project. If the organizations meet their fundraising goals, the Foundation will award them a dollar-for-dollar matching grant to complete their projects for a total of $40,000 each. Any amount raised over these goals will also be awarded to the organizations. If either organization does not meet their goal by the deadline, they will not receive the matching grant. However, all donations raised will be awarded to the projects. The Parks Department’s campaign will end July 11th at midnight, and Habitat’s will end July 22nd at midnight.
City of Marion Parks Department
The City of Marion’s Parks Department was approved for a $20,000 crowdfunding campaign to fund the dredging and renovation of the Matter Park fishing pond. To learn more about this Crowdfunding Campaign visit www.GiveToGrant.org/MarionFishing.
The water quality and habitat of this pond have degraded over the years due to excessive nutrients and sediment being funneled into the pond from the surrounding land. This caused an explosion of algal growth that choked out fish and other wildlife.
To renovate the pond, it will be drained to remove sediment from the bottom. The pond banks will then be re-shaped to address erosion. This will improve access to the pond for fishing and allow for the establishment of native plants, providing a habitat for wildlife. Glacial stone will be placed along the west shoreline to reinforce the banks and add aesthetic value. Fish nesting structures will also be added to the pond, along with a selection of native fish, to promote natural reproduction and sustainable fish populations. Boulders and native plants will also be added to the inflow and outflow streams to reduce erosion and improve wildlife habitat. Each of these elements will improve the area for recreation and enjoyment of the outdoors.
“The City of Marion Parks Department is excited to be renovating our fishing pond and improving Matter Park for our visitors,” says Taylere McCoy with the City of Marion Parks Department. “We are eternally grateful to the Community Foundation and their donors for the opportunity provided by their crowdfunding grant. Their generosity goes such a long way in making Grant County a great place to live!”
Habitat for Humanity of Grant County
Habitat for Humanity of Grant County was approved for a $20,000 crowdfunding campaign to fund the construction of Habitat’s 56th build. To learn more about this Crowdfunding Campaign visit www.GiveToGrant.org/HabitatCF.
Habitat is a non-profit housing ministry. They build simple, affordable homes for families in need, and sell them at no profit. Since established in 1993, Habitat has helped 55 Grant County families achieve the dream of homeownership. Habitat’s long-term goal is to grow to a minimum of building two homes per year in Grant County.
With this Campaign, Habitat will build the 56th new home for a partner family in 2022. Habitat provides simple, safe & affordable homes with an interest free mortgage to partnering families. These families, as well as the community benefit from this program. Habitat families live in a stable, affordable, and healthy environment, helping them better afford their daily needs as well as an increased potential to build future wealth.
“Habitat for Humanity of Grant County offers a hand up to families living in poverty, providing resources, opportunities & hope through safe, affordable housing with a zero percent mortgage,” says Lora Lacy, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Grant County.
The Community Foundation offers six grant cycles in total which fund a variety of causes that support the betterment of Grant County: 1) the Designated Grant Cycle, 2) the Third Path Grant, 3) the Give to Grant Cycle, 4) the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Grant Cycle, 5) the CAPE Grant Cycle, and 6) the Scholarship Grant Cycle.
The Community Foundation has a team of professionals that can assist individuals with any questions they may have regarding ways to meet their charitable goals. As a public charity, all gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible and may be directed to any number of qualified charities or charitable causes. Visit www.GiveToGrant.org or call 765-662-0065 for more details.
About the Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana, Inc.
The Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana, Inc. is an advocate for local philanthropy and is dedicated to improving the lives of people in the Grant County area. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1984, the Foundation works with donors to establish charitable funds and supports nonprofit organizations through a variety of grantmaking efforts. The Community Foundation connects people, resources, and causes to promote sustainable impact for the betterment of Grant County. Currently the Community Foundation holds over 400 charitable funds that support a variety of charities and charitable causes in Grant County. For more information, please visit www.GiveToGrant.org or call 765-662-0065.