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.
The LIFE program follows the school calendar year for programming. Proposals will be accepted during two grant cycles in the 2021-2022 school year.
The Community Foundation accepts LIFE grant applications twice each year.
|LIFE Grants Deadline||Notification of Grant Awards|
|October 1, 2021||November 2021|
|January 1, 2022||February 2022|
Please note, there will NOT be a Seeds of LIFE grant cycle for the 2021-2022 school year.
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.
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.