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The Branch Gathering Place + Coffee House was founded by All for One Ministries (A41, Inc.) in 2021 to change lives in our community … one cup and one heart at a time. As a division of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ministry organization, The Branch invests its net assets back into causes in the community that align with its mission through a strategic grantmaking process.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021

Grants Awarded: December 2021

2021 Grant Budget: $2,000

Maximum Amount Per Grant: $1,000

Grant Eligibility:

  • Type of Organization: Grantees must be registered as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations under the Internal Revenue Code.

  • Geographic Area: Grants may be awarded to organizations located in Decatur County or benefiting Decatur County residents. Grants may also be awarded to Decatur County-based organizations engaging in national or international missions work.

  • Governance: Grantees must have an active, voluntary Board of Directors that steward the organization’s resources and mission.

  • Good Standing: Grantees must hold an active status with the Indiana Secretary of State and the Internal Revenue Service, as evidenced by timely filings of the Business Entity Report and Form 990.

 

High Funding Priorities:

  • Projects that maximize the Name of Jesus (Mark 16:15)

  • Projects that alleviate the burden of those in need (James 1:27)

  • Projects that promote or support youth development (Matthew 19:14)

  • New and innovative projects or programs

  • Projects that will make a significant impact in the community

  • Projects that will act as a catalyst for action and community participation

 

Low Funding Priorities:

  • Programs that fall appropriately under government funding.

  • Attendance to conferences, seminars, or other similar events

  • Advertising expenses

 

Not Funded:

  • Foundations located outside Decatur County

  • Civic organizations, unless the request is for a specific local initiative

  • Make-up for operating deficits

  • Political activities

  • Post-event or after-the-fact reimbursement requests

  • Debt reduction

  • Operating expenses

  • Requests for individuals

  • Team sponsorships

  • Annual appeals