Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association to Offer Financial Gifts to Butler County 501c3 Non-Profit Organizations
Application Deadline is September 30th
For the fourth consecutive year, the Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association, Inc. (FBJA) will award gifts to Butler County 501c3 non-profit organizations. The program has awarded more than $75,000 to organizations in the community since 2016.
“The Association’s Board of Directors feels very strongly about giving back to our community,” said Todd Wagner, FBJA president. “It’s been amazing to see all of the great things local non-profits have been doing in Butler County over the last few years. They work extremely hard to make a difference, and FBJA has been very fortunate to have the means to help them with their organization’s projects.”
Application Requirements and How To Apply:
Butler County 501c3 non-profit organizations must apply online. The online application, available at http://www.bantamjeepfestival.com/financial-gift-application, must be received no later than September 30th at 5 p.m.
In the application, organizations must explain in 500 words or less how they benefit the community and how any potential funds received will be used.
Applicants must provide proof of non-profit 501c3 status.
After gifts are awarded, the recipients will be expected to provide an update on their projects’ progress and/or completion and provide photos to demonstrate the gifts’ impact on their organization.
“Applications received from Butler County 501c3’s will be assessed by the Association’s Board of Directors,” said Wagner. “Gifts will be distributed based on need and how the gift benefits the community. Last year, our gifts ranged from $500 to $2,200. The Association will be awarding a gift of $2,500 on behalf of Omix-ADA, a premier Festival sponsor who raised funds by selling select merchandise at the 2019 event.”
Festival Already Helping Local Groups
In addition, the Association has already provided more than $23,000 to other local organizations that helped execute the 2019 Festival. More than $81,000 has been given to involved organizations since 2016.
Those organizations include: 377th Engineer Company/Butler Reserve Unit; Butler American Legion Riders; Butler County Symphony Association; Butler Health Clinic; Butler Masonic Lodge #272; Butler Outdoor Club; CB Rangers; Civil Air Patrol; Community Care Connections; Compeer Corps; Heritage Region Jeep Alliance; Moraine, McConnells Mill and Jennings Commission; Rodfathers of Butler; and Slippery Rock Fire Department (Lawrence County).