Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the application process. If you do not find your answer below please reach out to us at [email protected]
When is the next submission deadline and grant award meeting?
Twice annually we hold regularly scheduled meetings, in May and October. April 1 is the deadline of application submission for the May meeting. September 1 is the deadline for the October meeting.
May our organization request funds for operational expenses? What do you consider operational expenses?
BCCT does not fund operational expenses (salary, services, utilities, office supplies; any basic operating expenses required to run a non-profit).
May we send our application by email or upload to your website?
You may save your grant style application in “.pdf” format and submit by email to: [email protected] or hand deliver an original and six copies to: 720 East Broadway, 4th floor or mail to P O Box 577, Columbia MO 65205.
We have emergency repairs. May we submit a request for immediate assistance?
We only have one bid from a company for our project. Is more required?
At least two bids are recommended of items for which there is a market sufficient to support; there may be some specific items which have very limited availability and are available from few suppliers. If you only have one bid please provide an explanation.
Our organization is not a non-profit. May we still submit an application?
Per our governing document we do not fund anything other than non-profit entities.
Our organization is not located in Boone County. May we still submit an application?
Per our governing document, funding is specifically to benefit only Boone County citizens.
After our project is complete, what information do you want us to provide?
If a specific item(s) is funded, a receipt showing at least the amount awarded is to be submitted. If a capital campaign is contributed to, a letter of acknowledgment is to be submitted to Jan Witherwax at the Boone County Community Trust.
We did not use all of your donation. What should we do with the remainder?
Our project was put on hold because we could not raise the rest of the funds. What should we do with the monies the Trust donated?
Please contact Jan Witherwax at (573) 817-8787 or by email at [email protected]. Monies awarded are to be used for purposes stated in the application. Any other use must be approved by members of the grant selection committee.
We received a donation in the past, does this reduce our chance to be considered again for a new request?
We are interested in helping but look to non-profits to raise funds from other sources as well. We can consider a new request but ask that you demonstrate other funding and resources are accessed. For example, we do not look to fund the same request year after year.