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LIFE Grants

Grants to Indiana Organizations, Agencies, and Schools for
Youth Services and Educational Projects in Eligible Regions

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LaGrange County Community Foundation

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Grants of up to $2,500 to Indiana schools, government agencies, youth-serving organizations, and educational institutions for youth and education programs in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support projects and services in the areas of arts and culture, recreation, environment, education, and health and human services. Projects must benefit the residents of LaGrange County.

The LaGrange County Community Foundation encourages projects that:

  • Promote cooperation and avoid duplication
  • Inspire and encourage additional funding
  • Request seed money for exciting and innovative ways to meet unmet needs
  • Reach a broad segment of the community
  • Provide services that are normally not provided
  • Help make charitable organizations more effective, efficient and self-sustaining

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 127129

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts typically range from $500 to $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

A state-supported educational institution or a government entity may apply but they must provide a letter indicating its tax status and its federal tax ID number.

The Foundation does not typically fund:
- Projects solely supported by the LaGrange County
- Community Foundation
- Travel
- Organizations with an open grant file
- Operating expenses of organizations falling under government funding
- Organizations that have received funding in the past 12 months.

The Foundation does not fund:
- Individuals
- Religious or Sectarian Purposes
- Political Purposes
- Fundraising Projects
- Contributions to Endowments
- Debt Reduction
- Reimbursement for completed projects & programs, equipment
- National Organizations

Pre-Application Information:

The LIFE program follows the school calendar year for programming. Proposals will be accepted during one grant cycle in the 2019-2020 school year. Deadlines are January 24, 2020.

Grant seekers are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Officer to discuss their funding needs before applying.

Grant notification is made by February 28, 2020

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

LaGrange County Community Foundation
109 E. Central Ave., Ste. 3
LaGrange, IN 46761

Phone: 260-463-4363
Fax: 260-463-4363

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: LaGrange County