The Hive Shows How Much They Bee-lieve in Starke County Charities by Offering Annual Grant Opportunities

The deadline to apply for grants available through ‘The Hive’ is right around the corner.

As a reminder, ‘The Hive’ is a local, ladies’ giving circle established through the Starke County Community Foundation.

Each year, the women in the group pay dues and that money is used to supply grants to help charitable organizations fund projects and initiatives.

SCCF Director of Development, Jessica Martinović shared that applications for those specific grants are due by Friday, January 11th.

That title is relatively new for Martinović, who previously held the position of Marketing and Communication Director for the Northern Indiana Community Foundation. She was recently named the SCCF’s Director of Development after former director Sarah Origer stepped down to pursue an opportunity to work as a GIFT Program Manager for the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance.

Officials from ‘The Hive’ note that all Starke County 501(c)(3) organizations are invited to apply for funding.

The group’s grant committee will meet after all the applications are submitted and will determine the finalists. The finalists will all be invited to the giving circle’s annual event on Wednesday, February 20th.

Representatives from each organization that applied will be asked to give a short presentation about their projects or programs. Members of ‘The Hive’ will then choose for the organization they most want to support and grant amounts are determined by the votes. While the amounts may vary, all finalists will receive a grant.

Organizers mentioned that, in addition to having the chance to earn funding, the award process also provides a great opportunity to inform the community about the work that’s being done through your organization. 

Click the following link to access the entry procedures and grant application.

If you have any questions, you can visit the Starke County Community Foundation office, located at 950 Campbell Drive in North Judson, or call at 574-772-3665.