The Jasper Community Foundation has begun accepting grant application proposals from area non-profits and other charitable organizations for its 2012 funding cycle. Last year, the Jasper Community Foundation disbursed $90,000 to 20 non-profit organizations throughout the county for educational, civic and public purposes. The Foundation has approximately $80,000 available this year for grant making purposes and qualifying organizations should take advantage of this special funding opportunity by submitting a grant application. These grant funds provide an excellent opportunity to address important needs in communities and to improve the overall quality of life for residents of Jasper County.

Grant applications are available on the Jasper Community Foundation website at www.jaspercommunityfoundation.org. Grant applications must be received by June 1 to be considered for funding this year. All 501(c)3 organizations, 170(c)(1) units of government and other potentially qualifying charitable organizations operating in or for the benefit of Jasper County are urged to apply. All inquires pertaining to the grant application process should be directed to the “Contact Us” link located on the home page of the Jasper Community Foundation web site.