Who We Are 

Since 1984, area residents have been turning to the Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana to make their philanthropic giving as impactful as possible.  We are a public charity serving thousands of people who share a common concern—improving the quality of life in Grant County.

To do this, individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create endowed charitable funds that help our area meet the challenges of changing times.  The Foundation invests and administers these funds.  We then use the distributions to award grants each year to the humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations in this remarkable county we call home.

The Difference Between the Grant Cycle and the BIG Idea Grant Cycle

The Grant Cycle will be open all year with applications reviewed bi-monthly (January, March, May, July, September, and November). Requests during this cycle may not exceed $10,000. Click here to read more about the Grant Cycle.

The BIG Idea Grant Cycle is a funding opportunity ranging from $10,001 to +/- $150,000. The BIG Idea Grant(s) is an opportunity to work with the Community Foundation as a grant partner involved in all stages of completion of the BIG Idea and not simply as the grantee/funder.  Click here to read more about the BIG Idea. 

Our BIG Idea grant cycle will not take place in Quarter 1 this year. We will let you know when this grant cycle opens again. Follow our eNewsletter for most current updates. If you aren’t already receiving our eNewsletter, sign up by clicking here

The 2017 Grant Application open dates are listed in green below: 

What We Fund

Although we expect to remain flexible in our grant-making decisions, the Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana traditionally addresses needs that fall into the categories of Health, Education, Human Services, Community Development, and Fields of Interest. 

Grant Proposals written in collaboration with community partners are both welcomed and appreciated.

What We Do Not Fund

  • Profit making enterprises
  • Political activity
  • Projects/programs that benefit a specific church
  • Any organization with an outstanding grant report due to the Community Foundation from a previous grant

Who May Apply

Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, coalitions, community associations, and other civic groups may apply if it provides services in Grant County, Indiana.

To be eligible for a grant, the project must be located in, or directly serve the people and natural resources in Grant County, Indiana and meet all other criteria in the guidelines and application.