LIFE 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


LIFE grants are available for educational and youth projects serving LaGrange County. Public and private schools seeking support for classroom or extracurricular activities must apply for funding through LIFE. 

Youth-serving organizations are encouraged but not required to make their requests through LIFE. Grant amounts typically range from $500 to $2,500 and are reviewed by the foundation's youth philanthropy group   LIFE.  

Click here to see a recent listing of grants made by LIFE.


Grant Deadlines

The LIFE program follows the school calendar year for programming. Proposals will be accepted during one grant cycle in the 2020-2021 school year. 

Deadline: Grant applications are due January 5, 2021 
Notification: Grant notification is made by February 2021

Please note, there will NOT be a Seeds of LIFE grant cycle for the 2020-2021 school year. 


Click here to view the LIFE Grant Guidelines


Grantmaking Areas of Interest

Nonprofit organizations serving LaGrange County youth are eligible to apply in the following areas of interest:

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

Priority Focus: Health & Wellness of Youth


Non-profit organizations, government agencies, and public schools are all eligible to apply for grants from LIFE in support of specific charitable programs and projects that serve youth; are readily accessible to the general public, and are non-political and non-denominational in their purposes.
Government agencies, public schools, and churches are not eligible for competitive grants for general operating expenses from LIFE nor does LIFE offer competitive grant opportunities to any organization or agency for the relief of previously incurred debt.  

All requests for support for schools at the department or classroom level and any extracurricular activities under the fiscal sponsorship of a public and private school will be referred to the Community Foundation’s LIFE Youth Philanthropy Group for consideration and must be submitted within LIFE grant cycles using the LIFE grant application. 

Questions about the application or the LIFE's grant program should be directed to Grant Manager Leanna Martin at or by calling 260-463-4363