PCBL Grant

Apply For The PCBL Grant

Porter County Business League believes in supporting the communities our member body lives and works in. We believe it is important that young people learn about our nation’s economy, personal thrift and the fundamentals of business. We also believe that good business people are constantly learning. And because we are not affiliated with any national networking forum, our membership dues stay right here in Porter County. Most years we are able to award two grants to non-profit organizations that promote business education and entrepreneurship for either adults or youth.

Members of the Porter County Business League awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County with a check for $1,000 in support of Teen Enterprise, their entrepreneurial program which offers members ages 12 to 18 the opportunity to develop and cultivate business skills as they run a concession program during leagues for the Club’s basketball and soccer seasons. With the support of the Porter County Business League, Teen Enterprise workers will be able to add additional equipment to their stores offered at the Portage, South Haven and Valparaiso Boys & Girls Clubs.

Download the application or submit the application below

Grant application for charitable organization

Deadline for submission to membership:

  • March 15th of each year for distribution in April of each year.
  • September 1st of each year for distribution on October 1st of each year.
  • Applications must be in the hands of an executive committee member by the above date.

Selection Process:

  1. Application will be reviewed by executive committee for appropriateness (charitable concern) and deadline restrictions.
  2. Approved applications will then be submitted to membership for discussion and voted on the first and second meetings of March and September of each year.

Donation Limits:

  1. Applications may be requested for any amount between $100.00 and $1000.00 for any one organization per distribution date.
  2. All applications may be reduced by membership due to availability of funds and number of applications submitted.
  3. Total availability of funds will be determined by the executive committee. In no case will the League’s assets be reduced below $1000.00.

Purpose Guidelines:

To be eligible to receive funds from the Business League, it is expected and encouraged by the membership that the funds be used to foster the following list of purposes by the charitable organization.

  1. Business entrepreneurship.
  2. Business concepts.
  3. Skills for use in business.
  4. Education for business development.
  5. Enhance business leadership skills.
  6. Business career development.

It is further expected and encouraged that the endeavors of the charitable organization are primarily fostered in the confine of Porter County Indiana.

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