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City taking donation requests
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McMinnville officials are encouraging nonprofit organizations to get their monetary requests in if they want to be considered for funding in the proposed 2015-16 fiscal year budget.
During Tuesday night’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, Finance Committee chairman Everett Brock encouraged nonprofits to submit their requests.
“Shirley (Durham) has put together a form, from several different forms we had, for nonprofits and we are getting ready to distribute that,” said Brock. “We will send out a form to each of the nonprofits we funded last year. If anyone else has a need and they want to apply, they can request one of these forms.”
Last year, the city distributed more than $200,000 to nonprofit organizations, including Industrial Development Board, Chamber of Commerce, Sister Cities, Business Roundtable Action Committee, Warren County Senior Center, Heritage Alliance, Meals on Wheels, Families in Crisis, Magness Library and Warren County Rescue Squad.
Required donations by the city and included every year are Upper Cumberland Resource Agency dues, Upper Cumberland Development assessment, and Chamber dues.
In order to qualify for a donation from the city, the organization must be a charitable organization that falls under section 501(c)3 and can receive a tax-deductible donation. The forms generated by Durham will outline the steps to be taken in applying for funding and what information, such as a copy of the organization’s budget and an expense report, should be included when the forms are returned.
No deadline was given for nonprofits to make a request.