Community Impact Grants help nonprofits to be more effective, efficient and self-sustaining. 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:
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.
The Community Foundation accepts Community Impact Grant applications twice each year.
|Community Impact Grants Deadline||Notification of Grant Awards|
|April 1, 2022||June 2022|
|September 1, 2022||November 2022|
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:
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.
All application submissions must be made through our online grants portal, by clicking "Apply Now."
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.