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  • Tri Kappa Community Grants for Charity, Culture, and Education

    The Beta Omega chapter of Tri Kappa, Inc. in Madison, Indiana, is currently accepting applications
    for our charity and culture grant funds. The mission of Tri Kappa, Inc. is to promote Charity,
    Culture and Education. In 2021, we have approximately $1,000 to distribute in our local
    community.

    Charity and Culture Fund Award Amounts:
    Jefferson County, Indiana-based organizations can apply. We are open to funding multi-year
    projects requesting larger amounts if the time span or amount needed of the chosen project(s)
    warrant the commitment.

    Eligibility:
    Any organization located in Jefferson County, Indiana, or serves residents of Jefferson County,
    Indiana, is eligible. Preference will be given to non-profit organizations. The funds in this cycle are
    to be spent before the end of 2021, unless a multi-year award is given.

    Goals:
    We are looking to fund specific projects or needs related to one of three categories: Charity, Culture,
    or Education.

    The request should address concrete goals. Some examples of past recipients include: a computer
    kiosk at the Jefferson County Public Library, Southwestern French club trip to the Art Institute in
    Chicago, conference fees for Big Brothers/Big Sisters staff to attend child safety training, summer
    enrichment programming for kids at the Jefferson County Youth Shelter, special needs accessible
    swing for Hargan-Matthews Park.

    Organizations that receive funds will be asked to attend a Tri Kappa meeting within the next year to
    discuss how the project went, or to invite Tri Kappa members to a program at your location where
    we can learn more about your mission.

    Application Process:
    Please send an email briefly addressing each of the points listed below to both contacts at the end of
    this letter, as well as a hard copy to the listed address. The email deadline is Sunday, March 21,
    2021
    by 11:59 p.m. We will contact you by email or phone if we have additional questions.
    Award recipients will be notified by Sunday, April 25, 2021.

    Funds will be distributed at our Scholarship/Philanthropy Reception tentatively scheduled for
    Monday, May 10, at Ivy Tech Community College. If your organization is a recipient of funds this
    year, we ask that you send a representative to our ceremony, at which time you will be given the
    award.

    Tri Kappa Charity/Culture/Education Application:
    1. Briefly describe your organization and its goals.
    2. Describe your project or need.
    3. Who are the beneficiaries? How many people will benefit? How will this impact them?
    4. How much are you asking for? Please itemize your request.
    5. Are you willing to host a short program or site visit next year to show the results of the
    project/purchase, or to teach us more about your organization? What ideas do you have for this
    program?
    Please include a contact name, email address, mailing address, and phone number in the application.
    If you have questions, contact one of the women listed below.

    Tri Kappa Contacts:
    Kate Sutter, Philanthropy Committee Chair
    katesutter94@gmail.com (812) 701-0512

    Kelli Hertz, Chapter President
    drhertz@kdhmadison.org (812) 599-0721

    Beta Omega Chapter of Tri Kappa
    P.O. Box 573
    Madison, IN 47250

    The Beta Omega Chapter of Tri Kappa, Inc. is proud to award $3,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from local high schools, and spend additional funds on state and local Tri Kappa charity, education and cultural activities, such as the School Emergency Fund and our Madison State Hospital programs.