Celebrating 40 years of
connecting people who care
with causes that matter.

Endowment Building

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 the paperwork. You give it, we grow it, and your generosity grants it back into our community.

Local Grantmaking

Granting over $1 Million every year to worthy charitable causes through the distribution of community grants to non-profit organizations for projects and programs that improve the quality of life in this remarkable place we call home.

Community Leadership

Strengthening collaboration throughout the community creates stronger partnerships and plays a part in meeting our mission of connecting people, resources, and causes to promote sustainable impact towards the betterment of Grant County.


Little Free Libraries

In honor of the Community Foundation’s 40th Birthday, we’re planting 40 Little Free Libraries across Grant County! The vision is to have a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. All people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege.

We’re giving Grant County the gift of literacy, because leaders are readers.

To participate in this opportunity and potentially be selected to receive a Little Free Library, individuals and organizations are encouraged to submit their applications before the deadline on May 1, 2024.


Did you know we have a match!?

For a limited time, thanks to a new, bountiful gift, our Board has chosen to provide you with a 2-to-1 matching opportunity. When you donate $1, to any new or existing Give To Grant Unrestricted Fund, we will match it with $2!

Your donation not only triples, but it will also help to improve Grant County’s overall quality of life and place in the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, health, and human services among other things. Donating to these funds allows for flexibility in addressing emerging challenges, supporting innovative projects, and helping nonprofits facing unforeseen difficulties.

Call 765-662-0065 to learn how easy it is to establish a Give to Grant named- unrestricted fund.


Create a Lasting Legacy with FreeWill

Making a will creates peace of mind for you and the people and organizations you love. That’s why your friends at the Community Foundation have made the processes of completing your will Easy as Pie with a new tool called FreeWill.

The Community Foundation has partnered with FreeWill, a secure, online will-maker, which will allow you to fill out your free, legally-valid will forms in less than 20 minutes. Just answer a few questions about yourself, your assets, and your wishes, and the will-making tool provides forms and instructions for how to make your will valid in the state where you live. Click below to view several reasons why this is vitally important to do now!


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’s 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.

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 the community resource directory, Connect 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.

AXN28D+

(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.

  • Serving as a board member is one of the most challenging and rewarding of volunteer assignments; especially with a community foundation—we are amazingly complex. So, our team thanks you for considerin

  •   Planning ahead is the ultimate gift of love for your family. Join us for a Free Advance Planning Seminar on Thursday, April 18th. 11:30 AM – Storey Chapel: 400 E Main St, Gas City 5:30 PM

  • The Community Foundation of Grant County has received a matching fund grant totaling $1.5 million as part of the eighth phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s initiative, Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (G