LIFE Grants

LIFE grants are now closed for the 2023-2024 school year.

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 $250 to $2,500 and are reviewed by the foundation's youth philanthropy group   LIFE.  

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. 

Grant Deadlines

The LIFE program follows the school calendar year for programming. Proposals will be accepted during one grant cycle in the 2023-2024 school year. 

The Community Foundation accepts LIFE grant applications twice each year.

 LIFE Grants Deadline  Notification of Grant Awards
March 1, 2024  April 2024

All application submissions must be made through our online grants portal, by clicking "Apply Now."

Grantmaking Areas of Interest

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

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

2022 -2023 LIFE Grant Awards

Additional Helpful Information

Past Grantees: if you need to complete a final grant report or would like to access your dashboard on the Online Grants Portal, click here. 

Click here to view the LIFE Grant Guidelines

Click here to preview the LIFE Grant Application*

Click here for a Sample Line Item Budget

*Please note: This is for your preview ONLY; all application submissions must be made to our online grants portal. 


LIFE Navigator

 Leanna Martin

 Program Director