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Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities accepting grant applications; deadline is August 31

The Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Grant Distribution Program. Non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for children in Kentucky and parts of Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana are encouraged to apply for a grant.

“Speedway Children’s Charities is dedicated to distributing funds to worthy children’s organizations in our local area,” said Chapter Director Dayna Winslette. “The time and dedication we put into our fundraisers throughout the year provide us the opportunity to offer grant funding to non-profit organizations that help children, and we’re excited to continue the tradition we started with this in 2014. What’s more exciting is that every dollar we raise stays right here in our own community.”

This will be the fourth year the Kentucky Chapter of SCC has been able to award grants to local non-profits. Over the past three years, the chapter has awarded over $226,000 in grant funding to 30 local children’s organizations in Kentucky, Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana.

Additionally, it has partnered with Feed the Children to distribute over 680,000 pounds of food and supplies to almost 14,000 families in need. Since its inception in 2011, the Kentucky Chapter of SCC and Kentucky Speedway have distributed a total of $536,000 in funding and assistance in the local area.

In order to be eligible for a SCC grant, the applying organization must be an existing 501(c)(3) non-profit entity whose primary focus is children and whose program functions within SCC’s designated service area. Additionally, the requested funds must fall within the mission of SCC: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives.

The grant application and further eligibility requirements can be found on SCC’s website.  Completed applications must be postmarked on or before Thursday, August 31, 2017. Final decisions on the awarding of grants will be made by the organization’s Board of Trustees in early November, with funds being distributed by Speedway Children’s Charities at a special event in early December.

For additional information about the grant application process or to download the document for your organization, click here.

Operating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Kentucky Chapter of SCC is dedicated to helping children improve their quality of life, and through its various events and activities. It hosts several fundraising events, such as the Ride of a Lifetime Live Auction, Clay Shoot, Annual Dinner, Cornhole Tournament, memorabilia auctions and more.

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