Connecting people who care with causes that matter since 1984.

Giving to a charitable fund or starting one of your own is simple. Let us know what charitable cause you would like to support, and we’ll take care of all of the paperwork. You give it, we grow it, and your generosity grants it back into our community.

If you’re a non-profit seeking a grant for your project, you’re in the right place. This year, through the distribution of community grants, over $1 Million was granted to worthy causes and improving the quality of life in this remarkable county we call home.

With 400+ charitable endowment funds supporting a variety of causes in Grant County. Every gift plays a part in meeting our mission of connecting people, resources, and causes to promote sustainable impact towards the betterment of Grant County.


Applying for Scholarships

Here at the Community Foundation, we’re passionate about education. That’s why we offer over 120 scholarship opportunities to Grant County students. Thanks to generous donors, we have scholarships available to students of every age, income level, academic ability, and athletic aim. All U.S. citizens pursuing higher education at an accredited university, college, or trade school, part-time or full-time, are eligible to apply for scholarships.

Remember, funding is limited…Community Foundation scholarships are highly competitive. Awards are subject to IRS regulations, Community Foundation policy, and the criteria established by donors. Also, Community Foundation scholarships are to be used only for qualified educational expenses (as defined by the IRS- meaning tuition, fees, and books). Funds cannot be applied toward any other expenses (including room and board) that students may incur during their college career.


Bridge the Gap Loan Program

A new alternative to payday lending in Grant County will provide financially vulnerable families with convenient, small-dollar, low-interest, flexible-term loans. This innovative hybrid loan program will provide families with immediate access to the cash they need to provide some much-needed financial stability while also helping them build a savings account for future financial security. The alternative payday lending program is made possible through a unique partnership between Afena Federal Credit Union and the Community Foundation of Grant County.

The alternative payday lending program was designed to help financially under-resourced families in three ways: 1) By providing affordable financing to assist families in getting back on their feet once they return to work following the COVID-19 pandemic, 2) By helping financially under-resourced families build an emergency savings account, and 3) By helping income-vulnerable families improve their credit scores.


Grant County Resource Guide

Connect Grant County is an online tool used to access the resources and caring power of our community. Over 290 resources listed all in one easy-to-use online directory. Organizations manage their own information to ensure it remains accurate and available to the community.

With unpredictable times like this, while things are literally changing by the hour as a result of COVID-19, it helps to know that we’re all in this together. The directory allows community members to find local and surrounding resources; quality childcare providers, housing assistance programs, local food pantries, affordable family-friendly community events, and so much more, any time of day.

Click the button below to access your community resource directory, Connect Grant County.

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(Accentuate the Positive)

We love to AXN28D+ here at the Community Foundation of Grant County. That’s why we’re always sharing good news! We do that by telling stories about generous donors and bragging about the multiple successes of local charities and scholarship recipients right here in good ‘ole Grant County, Indiana.

  • The Community Foundation of Grant County announced today that it is committed to building a bold new way to accelerate positive social outcomes through a local impact investing program as an extension

  • The Community Foundation of Grant County joins more than 1,000 other community foundations across America to mark Community Foundation Week, set this year for Nov. 12 to 18. Our goal in participating

  • You know how on social media, they place a little blue checkmark by someone’s name who is famous, important, or noteworthy?  Well, in the world of philanthropy in Grant County, you’re a Verified Chari