LIFE Grants

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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.  


Grant Deadlines

The LIFE program follows the school calendar year for programming. Proposals will be accepted during two grant cycles in the 2022-2023 school year. 

The Community Foundation accepts LIFE grant applications twice each year.

 LIFE Grants Deadline  Notification of Grant Awards
 October 1, 2022  November 2022
 January 1, 2023  February 2023

Please note, there will NOT be a Seeds of LIFE grant cycle for the 2022-2023 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, Community Development, Health & Human Services, Recreation, Environment, and Education


Click here to preview the LIFE Grant Application*

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


2021 -2022 LIFE Grant Awards

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 LIFE Navigator, Grants & Communication Manager, Leanna Martin at or by calling 260-463-4363