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CITY COUNCIL OF CITY OF MERRILL, IOWA

Meetings every third Monday of the month @ 7:00 PM
City Council Room

Upper Level
KISSINGER CIVIC CENTER

608 MAIN ST

MERRILL, IOWA, 51038


 


MERRILL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

2018 GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

Questions, or to request a word document form via email
contact: Sara Jane Hauff at 319-610-4548

Grant amounts are dependent upon the allocation of interest funds available from the Merrill Community Foundation each year. Grant applications are due on April 15, 2018 Grant awards will be announced on May 30, 2018 and all grant applicants will be notified as to approval or denial.

Your organization must be a 501(c) (3) or a unit of government 170(b). Agencies that qualify as a 170(b) include counties, cities, and schools and do not need an IRS letter. If the applicant is not a 501(c) (3) or 170(b) organization, a fiscal agent is required who is 501(c)(3) or 170(b). The fiscal agent will be responsible for grant funds. Provide the name, address, phone, and EIN number of the fiscal agent, as well as a letter of support from your fiscal agent.

We ask that the Merrill Community Foundation be given credit in media releases. YOU MUST RETURN ANY PORTION OF THE GRANT MONIES NOT USED FOR THE ORIGINAL DESIGNATED PURPOSE. A project report, including copies of paid receipts, must be submitted within twelve months of receipt of the grant check.(Successful grant recipients will receive an agreement form) The agreement form indicates the grant recipients’ agreement to use the funds for the purpose requested.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING….

  1. Cover sheet and Application Form not to exceed a combined total of three pages. 5 copies each

  2. Completed budget sheet not to exceed one page. 5 copies each. Include letters of commitment for in kind contributions and other funding source.

  3. List of Board of Directors or Officers and their contact information. 5 copies each.

  4. If you are sponsored by a Fiscal Agent, include their Federal IRS non-profit status letter. 5 copies each

  5. Please staple collated applications in the upper left corner of the entire application and supporting materials.

  6. No covers please.

Please submit your completed application packet by mail or hand deliver to:

Beverly Fagan

314 Main Street

Box 858

Merrill Iowa 51038


Questions contact: Sara Jane Hauff at 319-610-4548


APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVE BY April 15, 2018 GRANTS ANNOUNCED May 30, 2018




MERRILL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

2018 GRANT APPLICATION INFORMATION


The Foundation of Merrill Iowa was formed to coordinate and provide philanthropic support for community betterment projects in the community of Merrill. The Community Foundation of Merrill Iowa is an affiliate of the Iowa Community Affiliate Network, a collaboration of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and the Iowa Area Development Group Community Foundation. Each year the Foundation will make grant awards to worthwhile projects located in the community of Merrill.




Foundation of Merrill’s areas of emphasis include:





Please note that we do not fund:

Individuals * Fundraisers * Debt reduction or budget shortfalls * Politics/causes * Religious purposes (this does not exclude grants to religious organizations for non-religious purposes) * Equipment, unless it is essential for the program * Ongoing expenses, such as wages * Endowments.




When filling out Cover Sheet please note the following: If requested funds are for Capital Support, designate which funds refer to repairs or improvement to buildings. If requested funds are for a Special Project, designate which funds refer to a one time event, project or program.



You may access the application forms online at the following web site: Merrill, Iowa website

Merrill Iowa Web Site FB Page @ merrilliowa.info




ALL APPLICATTIONS MUST BE TYPED OR COMPLETED ON A COMPUTER AS A WORD DOCUMENT, NO HAND WRITTEN APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.



MERRILL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

2018 GRANT APPLICATION FORM

1st year awards will be $50 to $300



    1. What is the title of your project? (3-4 word description)

Examples: “Community Event sign”, “ After school children’s program”







    2. Briefly describe your organization’s history (year organized) and major accomplishments.








    3. Describe the proposed project for which funds are requested, including the goals and specific measurable objectives and timetable to reach project goal and by whom, when, and where it will be implemented.







    4. Identify community needs that will be met as a result of this project. Do other organizations in your community address this need? Have you attempted to collaborate with others who provide this service? If so, why are your services needed?








5. What other funding sources have you attempted to acquire, but were unsuccessful? Indicate the desired impact of your project and how you will measure and evaluate the results of the project. Be specific regarding community needs/issues your project will address.









MERRILL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

2018 COVER SHEET


Date of application_____________



Organization Information


 

Name of organization legal name (as listed with IRS)



Organization address City, State, Zip Employer ID # (EIN) if applicable



Phone Fax Web Site



Name of contact person regarding this application Phone E-Mail



Type of funding sought (check one) Capital Support _____ Program Support ______


Project focus area (check the most appropriate: Children, Youth, Families _____

Education _____ Environment _____

Health and human services: _______

Community Betterment ______

Arts and Culture: _____


Is your organization an IRS 501 © (3) not-for-profit? Yes ______ not______


Is your organization a 170b unit of government? (City, County, School) yes____ no_____

IF NO, you must have a fiscal agent. Please list name, address, phone and fiscal agent contact person: ______________________________________________________________________

Fiscal agent’s EIN number

What is your fiscal Calendar? (MO/YR) to (MO/YR)__________________________



Population Served: _______________



Grant monies needed? (MO/YR) to (MO/YR):________________________



Total project cost:____________ Total requested from Foundation: $___________________




What % of total funds needed for the project has been promised or acquired? ______________%



The signature of the president or board chair of your organization confirms that this application is being made in good faith, is true and correct to the applicant’s belief and knowledge, and for the purpose described in this application.



SIGNATURE_________________________________________________ DATE_____________________



CHECKLIST: Be sure you have included the following in your grant application. Your application will not be considered if it is missing any one of the following as described in the instructions.





( 5 Stapled and Collated sets )


_____ Cover Sheet ( 1 page ) and Application form (not to exceed 2 pages)


_____ Project Budget Sheet ( 1 page )


_____ Include letters of commitment for in-kind contribution and other funding sources.


_____ List of Board of Directors/Officers with contact information.


_____ Your organizations latest 501 (c) (3) IRS non profit status letter, or that of your fiscal agent.


_____ Score Sheet




MERRILL NEWSLETTER
MARCH 2018
CITY HALL PHONE # 938-2514
CITY HALL HOURS 8 AM –Noon
Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody

COUNCIL NEWS

Council talked again about annexation of property and Attorney explained procedure.

On motion by Pierson, 2nd by Hemmelman Council approved 4 year contract with Orange City Sanitation with a 40 cent increase.

Council approved annual insurance with ICAP at cost of $28,274.05.

McClure Eng. gave update on project schedule for lagoon project.

Council voted to increase tax levy for FICA & IPERS and Kissinger Center.

Hearing for 2018-19 budget was set for March 12

Bills were approved.

January Receipts: $40,153.42, Disb. $52.517.13

Did you miss that delicious fish dinner last month? You’re in luck! The Legion is serving another dinner

March 9. Serving is 5-7 pm.

Cost is $9. Stay and play BINGO at 7 pm.

Thanks to the Library for hosting “Pockets Full of Fun” last month. About fifty people attended and it was fun for adults as well as children. Watch for events like this.

Sorry-water bills were late getting out. Weather was a big factor. The due date is correct on the stub (3-23-18). Please ignore the date in the lower left hand corner of the bill.

Some did not see the letter sent out last fall explaining why you saw an increase in your bill. The large increase is actually the sewer portion of the bill. Because of the one and a half million dollar lagoon project required by the DNR it was necessary to increase the sewer rates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

COMING EVENTS

March 9 – Legion Fish Fry & Bingo

March 19 – Council meets 7 pm

March 24 – Easter egg hunt????

March 28- Blood Drive

March 31 – Spring Fling

RECYCLING – 2 & 4TH THURSDAY

GARBAGE PICK-UP -EVERY THURSDAY

Visit Merrillia.info for Merrill news. Calendars are also available there.

Connections Area Agency on Aging is offering frozen and shelf stable meals. See brochure on City Bulletin Board. Call 1-800-432-9209, ext 8226 0r ext 8225.

There is a “rescue” food bank in Merrill sponsored by the churches of Merrill. Persons or families in need should call 712-938-2548 to schedule assistance. All persons will be helped if possible.

Coffee in the Legion room for veterans, 3rd Tuesday each month at 10 am.

SPOTLIGHT

“SAD EASTER BUNNY”

Last year there was no Easter Egg Hunt, mostly due to lack of funds.This year we can get the funding, we have ladies willing to stuff the Easter eggs. BUT we need your help. Mary, who has done such a great job organizing the event, has another commitment that weekend. We need YOU to step up and help with the event. We also need YOU to don the bunny costume. If you can help, please call 938-2514 as soon as possible so we can get the word out that the Easter Bunny will arrive.

 

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