Madison County Leadership academy wins Grant Madness

ANDERSON — To raise awareness of local nonprofit organizations, the Madison County Community Foundation is conducting, for the second consecutive year, an audience-engagement campaign called “Grant Madness.”

Grant Madness matches nonprofits against each other with the “Fab 4” left in the field receiving grants from the foundation. Through midnight Sunday, people can cast votes for their favorites out of a pool of 25 nonprofits listed on the foundation’s Facebook page and website (

The top 16 vote-getters will advance to the “Super 16,” where they will be paired for voting March 18-22. The top vote-getter in each pairing will then advance to voting in the “Excellent 8” March 25-29. The four winners move on to March 31-April 2 voting in the “Fab 4,” with the two remaining nonprofits squaring off in the championship matchup April 3-6.

The champion will receive a $5,000 grant, the runner-up a $3,000 grant and the two other semifinalists $2,000 grants.

Participating voters will also be invited to fill out a Grant Madness bracket, predicting which nonprofits will advance in each round. The creator of the most accurate bracket can then select a local nonprofit to receive an additional grant of $2,000.

More information: Call the community foundation at 644-0002.

— The Herald Bulletin 

How to vote

To vote for local nonprofits in the Madison County Community Foundation's Grant Madness contest, visit the foundation's Facebook page or website ( On the website, you have the option of voting by contributing funds to the foundation.

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