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Community Impact 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 lmartin@lccf.net.

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 six areas of interest:

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

Grant Deadlines

The Community Foundation accepts Community Impact Grant applications twice each year.

 Community Impact Grants Deadline  Notification of Grant Awards
 April 1, 2020  June 2020
 September 3, 2020  November 2020

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 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.


See our 2019 Community Impact Awards Here






See our 2020 Spring Community Impact Awards Here 


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Please review our grant guidelines to determine if your proposal aligns with our funding priorities.
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Please review our Grantee Media Kit to appropriately acknowledge your grant and the Foundation.
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Feel free to use this press release when acknowledging the Community Foundation and the grant that you received.
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Feel free to use this Sample Line Item Budget.