TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A charitable organization is seeking non-profit organizations in need of funding to begin projects that will benefit the community.

The Wabash Valley Community Foundation said their Seed Grant program is designed to help cover the preliminary costs of larger projects that are designed with economic development, health & wellness, infrastructure, quality of life, talent attraction & retention, or tourism in mind.

The group says the program is part of the greater See You in Terre Haute community plan.

“Seed grants assist projects in their preliminary stages, helping cover the groundwork costs necessary for larger projects,” a WVCF release reads.

The primary goal of See You in Terre Haute is to encourage population growth and increase per capita personal income in the area.

The program allows non-profits to apply for up to $10,000 in Seed Grant funding. The applicant must provide at least a 25% match, and the project must be completed within a year of receiving the funds. The WVCF intends to fund 10 Seed Grants within the next 18 months.

Applications are open year-round and are due on the 15th of each month until the funds have been exhausted. The group says decisions over which applicants to fund will be made within six weeks of submission.

Eligible applicants must provide services in Vigo County, Indiana, and must identify as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, local unit of government or school district. Partnerships and networks are encouraged to apply using an eligible organization as a fiscal sponsor.

Wabash Valley Community Foundation news release

Click here to get more information regarding grant applications.