Goodwill Fund Grant

Goodwill Grant Fund 2019 Application Process

Overview
The Town of Lyons is pleased to announce the 2019 Goodwill Fund cycle, to support human services in the Lyons and the surrounding area. Applications for grants from the Goodwill Fund are accepted now through April 30, 2019.

The purpose of the Goodwill Fund is to assist nonprofit organizations that help low-income individuals and families in the Lyons area meet their basic needs. Examples of human service programs might include Meals on Wheels, health-related services, at-risk youth support, senior services, childcare assistance, nutritional support, transportation, and programs that assist with other necessary expenses to help households maintain housing, medical care, and utilities.

Funds will only be distributed to nonprofit organizations. The Lyons Human Services and Aging Commission will coordinate the Goodwill Fund and determine the amounts distributed to applicants on a case by case basis.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
•The organization applying must provide human services or conduct the proposed activities within the Town of Lyons area (80540 zip code) for the benefit of the Lyons Community.
•Grantees must be currently recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as an entity described in Section 501(c)3 or 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (“the Code”). Groups or organizations that do not have such designation may only apply in partnership with and IRS-qualified entity.
•The Town of Lyons accepts proposals for specific projects and programs, not for general operating support.
•The Town of Lyons does not make grants to organizations where grant money would be used to advance a particular political or religious doctrine.

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•If awarded and concluding the use of the grant funds, you are required to submit a summary of how the funds were used no later than March 31, 2020.