Community Impact Grants

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This Tutorial provides a step by step guide for creating a profile in our new grant management platform. If you have questions, please contact Leanna at

Preview this Application

For your convenience, below (under Additional Helpful Information) is a pdf preview of the Community Impact Grant Application. You may view the application to formulate your answers in a word document and when ready to complete the application simply copy/paste those answers into the online version of the form in our system. The preview form is provided here for your preparation convenience. You CANNOT use these forms for your actual application submission - you MUST complete the application online. 

Applying for a Grant

Income from the Foundation's unrestricted funds are awarded through the Community Impact Grant program. The Foundation seeks to fund innovative or creative projects with significant impact on the community served by the nonprofit.

The Foundation welcomes grant applications from nonprofit organizations which benefit LaGrange County, or its citizens. It generally favors grant requests which:

  • Reach a broad segment of the community
  • Promote cooperation and avoid duplication of services
  • Request seed money to create innovative opportunities to meet needs in the community
  • Provide services that are normally not provided
  • Inspire and encourage additional funding
  • Help make charitable organizations more effective, efficient and self-sustaining

Grantmaking Areas of Interest

Nonprofit organizations serving LaGrange County are eligible to apply in six areas of interest:

Arts & Culture, Health & Human Services, Recreation, Environment, Community Development, and Education

Grant Deadlines

The Community Foundation accepts Community Impact Grant applications twice each year.

 Community Impact Grants Deadline  Notification of Grant Awards
 April 1, 2021  June 2021
 September 1, 2021  November 2021

How to Apply

The Foundation has an online grant application process. Please review our grant guidelines to determine if your proposal aligns with them. You will be required to upload a few documents in the online application. We recommend you have them easily available in PDF format:

  • Operating Budget
  • Project/Program Budget
  • List of organization's current Board of Directors
  • Copy of your organization's 501 (c)(3) determination letter

Applications must be submitted via our online process by the deadline. Community Impact Grants are awarded based on a competitive grant application process. Grant seekers are strongly encouraged to contact the Grant Manager to discuss funding needs before applying. Public and private schools seeking support for classroom or extracurricular activities must apply for funding through LIFE.



See our 2020 Community Impact Awards Here 


Additional Helpful Information



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Please review our grant guidelines to determine if your proposal aligns with our funding priorities.
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Please note: This is for your preview ONLY; any submissions must be made to our online grants portal.
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Feel free to use this Sample Line Item Budget.
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Please review our Grantee Media Kit to appropriately acknowledge your grant and the Foundation.
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Feel free to use this press release when acknowledging the Community Foundation and the grant that you received.