Habitat For Humanity Receives Community Foundation Crowdfunding Grant
The Community Foundation of Grant County is excited to announce that Habitat for Humanity of Grant County has been approved for a Crowdfunding Grant to support the construction of a new Habitat for Humanity home in Grant County.
Habitat has 60-days, ending August 11th, to crowdfund $20,000 for their project.
Habitat is a non-profit housing ministry. They build simple, affordable homes for families in need, and sell them at no profit. Since established in 1993, Habitat has helped 54 Grant County families achieve the dream of homeownership. Habitat’s long-term goal is to build at least one Habitat home per year in Grant County.
Habitat for Humanity of Grant County believes that all hard-working individuals and families should have a safe, affordable place to call home.
“Habitat for Humanity is more than just building homes. Habitat helps build lives, self-esteem and confidence increases tremendously for homeowners once the home becomes theirs. They feel a sense of stability in their lives that had not been present before.” said Mia Erickson, Board Vice President.
Habitat is building more than roofs and walls for partner homeowners. Instead, Habitat sees these homes as a foundation for a better, more stable future for homeowners and their families. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported that studies have shown, “homeowners accumulate wealth as the investment in their homes grows, enjoy better living conditions, are often more involved in their communities, and have children who tend on average to do better in school and are less likely to become involved with crime”. In sum, Habitat homes and Habitat homeowners strengthen communities and improve the quality of life for our neighbors who live in them.
To support Habitat in meeting their Crowdfunding goal of $20,000 to construct a new home in Grant County, please visit www.GiveToGrant.org/HabitatCrowdfunding. If Habitat for Humanity raises $20,000, prior to August 11th at midnight, the Community Foundation will award them a grant for an additional $20,000.
In addition to accepting donations online at the websites listed above, donors may also bring in cash donations or mail checks to the Community Foundation of Grant County, 505 West Third Street, Marion, IN 46952. Please write “Habitat Crowdfunding” in the memo line of your check.
How Crowdfunding Grants work:
The Community Foundation of Grant County website tracks all charitable contributions made by donors for each project. If the organizations meet their fundraising goals, the Community Foundation will award them a dollar-for-dollar matching grant.
If the organization does not meet its matching goal within 60-days, they will not receive their matching grant from the Community Foundation. They will, however, receive all donations that have been made by their donors for this project.
The Community Foundation is proud to connect people who care with causes that matter for the betterment of Grant County. The Foundation has been doing this kind of work since 1984, and we enjoy helping quality organizations, like Habitat for Humanity, in making a positive impact in our community.
If you have any questions about the Crowdfunding Grant or future grant cycles offered at the Community Foundation of Grant County, please contact Meagan Mathias at 765-662-0065 or email Meagan@GiveToGrant.org.