Give365Rusk

2019 Give 365 Rusk Grant Information and Application – Available Now

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The idea is simple. You give $365 – a dollar a day – to make our community better.

Each year, we pool all of the GIVE 365 members money. As a member of GIVE 365 you get a vote. Your vote helps decide which non-profit organization in Rusk County will receive the grant money.

60% goes directly towards a non-profit organization in Rusk County. Each year the GIVE 365 board members decide on a theme for giving. You then vote for which non-profit organization you’d like to receive the money. The organization must submit a grant request and qualify based on the theme.

30% of your donation will continue to grow in an endowed fund. Think of it like this … a giant savings account for Rusk County. This money will just continue to grow as it is invested into funds that will earn dividends. The funds are managed by the Rusk County Community Foundation.

10% of your donation will be housed in an operating fund. We will use these funds for promoting GIVE 365 and hosting GIVE 365 events.

The 2019 timeline is outlined below.

  •  May 2019 finalize grant committee, publicize grant availability
  • April 29, 2019 – Grant applications made available. Theme publicized.
  • May 28, 2019 – Grant applications due.
  • May 28-31, 2019 – Grant team meets to review applications
  • June 3, 2019 – Contact Finalists
  • June  19, 2019– Grant finalists make presentations to Give 365 members
  • June 20, 2019– Online voting for grant winners begins
  • June 26, 2019 – Voting for grant recipients by Give 365 members ends.
  • July 1, 2019 – Grant award recipients announced.
  • July 17, 2019-  (tentative) Grant Award Celebration Event