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.

Community Foundation Grant Cycles

The October Grant Cycle will be open August 2017 – October 4, 2017. Requests during this cycle may not exceed $10,000. Click here to find helpful application resources for the October cycle and to apply.

The January Grant Cycle will be open November 2017 through January 3, 2018. Requests during this cycle may not exceed $10,000. Click here to find helpful application resources for the January cycle and to apply.

The July Grant Cycle will be open May 2018 through July 4, 2018. Requests during this cycle may not exceed $10,000. Click here to find helpful application resources for the July cycle and to apply.

Creating Places Crowdfunding Cycle will be open February 2018 through April 4, 2018. Requests during this cycle may not exceed $20,000. Click here to read more about the Crowdfunding 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. The BIG Idea Grant Cycle is being postponed until the fall of 2018. Deadlines will be presented the first of 2018.Click here to read more about the BIG Idea. 

*All applications must be completed online

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What We Fund

Although we expect to remain flexible in our grant-making decisions, the Community Foundation 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 encouraged and appreciated.

What We Do Not Fund

  • Political activity
  • Profit making enterprises
  • 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.