The Homer Area Community Foundation (HACF) was founded as an affiliate of the Battle Creek Community Foundation in 1994 and was created to serve as a catalyst to develop and administer permanent resources to address the needs of the Homer Area.
The Homer Area Community Foundation welcomes and encourages the application of innovative and creative grant proposals that will promote the educational, recreational, environmental and cultural development of the Homer area. Grants will be awarded by the Homer Area Community Foundation from the Unrestricted Fund, the Bessie Edwards Education Fund, and the Youth Fund.
Grant applications will be reviewed by the Foundation Grant Review Committee and the members of the Homer Youth Advisory Committee. Grants, which show promise of helping a broad segment of citizens of the Homer area or help a traditional undeserved portion of the population, will be looked upon favorable by the grant review committee. Grants from the Homer Area Community Foundation support the organizations and programs in our community that serve the needs of people in such areas as health, education, human services, arts and culture, youth, and community development.
General grants (grant requests over $300.00) typically take 2 months for a decision. Mini grants ($300.00 or less) can be submitted at any time and typically take 1 month for a decision. To apply for a grant you will need: a program/project budget in a Homer Grant Budget Form and a valid tax identification number. These items will be submitted as electronic attachments. Applicants must be a 501(C)3 non-profit. Applications must be submitted by the posted deadlines to be considered.
2020-2021 grant deadlines:
April 20, 2020
September 14, 2020
January 11, 2021
Homer Scholarship applications are open. Application Deadline is MARCH 1st 2020.
If you need additional instructions on creating a new user account or how to navigate the application, please see Grant Tutorial Instructions.
Video Grant Application Instructions
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