Applications now available.

Applications for the $10,000 "Open Hearts, Open Purses" Women's Giving Circle grant are now available.

Open Hearts, Open Purses is the Women's Giving Circle initiative of the South Madison Community Foundation, a local organization focused on creating positive change and lasting impact in the communities we serve. The mission of Open Hearts, Open Purses is to provide financial resources to organizations for projects that improve the lives of individuals and families in our communities. Since 2010, Open Hearts, Open Purses has awarded grants totaling more than $100,000.

Open Hearts, Open Purses will again award a $10,000 grant to a local organization for a project specifically benefitting the residents of Adams, Fall Creek, Green, and/or Stony Creek Townships of Madison County, Indiana. The grant will be awarded at a special presentation on the evening of June 13, 2019.

Eligibility and Award Criteria

Only 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, tax supported or educational organizations (parks, libraries, schools) are eligible to submit a request for funding. However, other entities--private, for profit, faith-based, grassroots community organizations, service clubs, and similar--may partner with one or more eligible organizations to propose collaborative programs. For such programs, the eligible organization will act as fiscal agent for any funds awarded to the work of the collaborative project. While your organization does not need to be physically located in these townships, the proposed project(s) MUST benefit individuals and families living in the Madison County townships of Adams, Fall Creek, Green and/or Stony Creek.

Additional Information

Applicants are invited (although not required) to attend an informational meeting with SMCF staff prior to grant submission. Please contact Lisa @ 778-8444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a mutually convenient time.

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March 28 Applications Posted
May 1 Applications Due
June 1 Award Notification sent to applicants
June 13 Finalist Presentations | Award Night