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.
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.
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.