Do you have a great idea for starting a new or expanding a current recycling program at your school, church or non-profit? Tax-exempt and non-profit organizations located in Hendricks County are able to apply for grants through the District’s Community Grants program. Under this program, organizations are eligible to receive up to $5,000 toward their programs.
Each year the District offers grants to local tax-exempt and not-for-profit organizations that take on projects to promote the mission of the District. Places of worship, schools, charities, service organization and units of local government are encouraged to apply.
Since 2006, the District has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to organizations here in Hendricks County. Past projects that have been approved include purchasing new recycling receptacles, recycled plastic picnic tables, water bottle refill stations, durable dinnerware, items for worm composting and reusable shopping totes.
Applications for the Spring 2017 round of the District’s Community Grants Program are now being accepted. All applications must be received by March 24th; awards will likely be announced by May 1, 2017. Click on the files below to learn more or contact Lenn Detwiler.
The District also offers local schools funds through a non-competitive grant program in which schools can receive up to $500 to begin or expand recycling in their facilities. If you are interested in learning more about that program, contact Amy Sieferman.