Community Impact Grants

Applying for a Grant

Income from the Foundation's unrestricted funds are awarded through the Community Impact Grant program. The Foundation intends for grants 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 five areas of interest: Arts & Culture, Health & Human Services, Recreation, Environment and Education

Grant Deadlines

The Community Foundation accepts Community Impact Grant applications twice each year. Applications are due April 1 and September 3. Grant awards are announced approximately 10 weeks after each deadline. 

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 deadline. Community Impact Grants are awarded based on a competitive grant application process. Grant seekers are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Officer to discuss funding needs before applying.

See our 2018 Community Impact Awards Here


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2019 Spring Grant Application - Due April 1

2019 Fall Grant Application - Due September 3


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Please review our grant guidelines to determine if your proposal aligns with our funding priorities.
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This form must be used for all competitive, proactive, designated, or donor-advised grants from the LaGrange County Community Foundation. Final grant reports must be submitted and on file before additional grants may be considered.