The group behind the annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival in Butler will once again donate thousands of dollars to local nonprofit organizations.
The Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association will increase their donations this year and intend to award $30,000 to Butler County groups.
Nonprofits have until Friday, Oct. 13 to apply for part of the money.
The awards are funded through proceeds from the annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival. Last year, the association donated $20,000 to 19 nonprofits.
How To Apply: Butler County 501c3 non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply online to receive a financial gift from the Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association. Organizations must submit a letter, not to exceed 500 words, that clearly explains how their organization benefits the community and how any potential funds received will be used. Applicants must also provide proof of non-profit 501c3 status. After gifts are awarded in late October, the organizations 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. The online application, available at www.bantamjeepfestival.com/financial-gift-application, must be received no later than Friday, October 13 at 5 p.m.