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PIQUA — The Miami County Foundation will offer a brief instructional session to explain its grant application process. The session will be held from 9-10 a.m. July 30, in room 511 at Edison Community College, 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua. Advance registration is required by phoning the foundation office at 773-9012 or email mcf@woh.rr.com.

To be eligible for Miami County Foundation grant submission the organization must provide services directly to the citizens of Miami County, must be certified federally tax-exempt by the IRS as a 501(c) or equivalent organization, preferably 501(c)(3). Grants will not be considered for organizations that limit their services to members of any one religious group, political organizations or those whose primary purpose is to influence legislation or political view or general operating funds. Grant deadlines are the last day of February and August each year.

The purpose of the Miami County Foundation is to solicit, receive and administer assets exclusively for charitable purposes that would most effectively assist, encourage and promote the health, education and welfare of the residents of Miami County. For more information visit www.miamicountyfoundation.org.

At Edison Community College on the same day, July 30, there will be a free workshop to demonstrate the Foundation Directory Online for representatives of not-for-profit organizations. The college is a cooperating collection sight for the Foundation Center. The college library houses free grant information, core collections of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grant seekers. This online directory is the Foundation Center’s top-tier searchable database providing information on more than 100,000 grant makers and more than a million grant records. Participants will learn grant seeking basics for not-for-profit organizations using the online database. This introductory session is ideal for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations and grant making public charities.

Training for the online grant directory will be from 10-11 a.m. July 30 in room 511 at Edison. Space is limited so pre-registration for this free workshop is required by phoning 773-9012 or email mcf@woh.rr.com.

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