Grant and Scholarship

Applications and Timelines

2022 Timelines

Cycle 1: Designated Grant Cycle
Donations are placed in an endowment specifically for these organizations. The endowment is invested. The earnings from those investments are automatically paid out to the organizations each year. No application is required. The original donation remains in the endowment year after year to create more earnings. Forever!

Spendable Distributions Mailed: January 2022

Cycle 2: Third Path Cohort Implementation Grant Cycle (Year Two)
Organizations in the Third Path Cohort will have the opportunity to apply for a non-competitive implementation grant. Organizations will be allotted the same funding amount as the original grant award. Click here to learn more about the Relationship Spectrum.

Year One High 5 Rearview Presentation: January 11, 2022
Design Thinking session: January 14, 2022
Application opens: January 14, 2022
Year Two Windshield Presentation: February 10, 2022
Application closes: February 10, 2022, 11:59pm
Reviews: February 11, 2022 – February 20, 2022
Approval (unless rewrites required): February 25, 2022

Cycle 3: Give to Grant Cycle
Organizations with a general grant request between $2,500 to $10,000 are welcome to apply. From safety devices and meal delivery services to trail maintenance and neighborhood beautification projects, the Foundation funds a variety of causes that promote sustainable impact towards the betterment of Grant County. Organizations also have the option to apply for a crowdfunding grant of up to $20,000 during this grant cycle to leverage a matching campaign. If approved, organizations have 60 days to match dollar-for-dollar what they requested.

Application open: February 25, 2022 – March 25, 2022
Reviews: March 28, 2022 – April 17, 2022
Distribution Committee Meeting: April 20, 2022
Announce winners: April 22, 2022

Cycle 4: Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Grant Cycle
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship covers tuition, required fees, and provides a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a bachelor’s degree at any accredited Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

Students must be on course to graduate by June 30, 2023, with a diploma from an accredited Grant County high school and plan to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana. Students must attend an accredited Grant County High school. The LECSP awards a Four Year, Full Tuition Scholarship available to Graduating High School Seniors. Only 2 recipients are selected each year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Open Application Dates: August 1, 2022 – September 25, 2022 @ Midnight
Reviews: September 26, 2022 – October 9, 2022
Finalist Interviews: October 25, 2022
Independent Colleges of Indiana Approval: October 25, 2022-December 8, 2022
Announce winners: December 8, 2022

Cycle 5: CAPE Grant Cycle
This grant cycle is offered by a partnership between Indiana Wesleyan University and the Community Foundation. This grant offers funding to financially support Grant County, Indiana organizations that provide career exploration experiences, career guidance and counseling, and workplace internships and job shadows.

Application open: September 1, 2022 – October 23, 2022
Reviews: October 24, 2022 – November 6, 2022
CAPE Committee Meeting: November 8, 2022
Announce winners: November 11, 2022

Cycle 6: Scholarship Grant Cycle
Thanks to generous donors, we have scholarships available to students of every age, income level, academic ability, and athletic aim. All Grant County U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens pursuing higher education at an accredited university, college, or trade school part-time or full-time are eligible to apply for scholarships.

The Community Foundation offers 120+ different scholarships with 1 Universal application process to Grant County students of every age, income level, academic ability, and athletic aim.

Application open: November 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Reviews: January 9, 2023 – January 23, 2023
Offers: February 24, 2023
Acceptance Agreement Due: March 10, 2023
Award letters sent: April 28, 2023
Checks Sent to Universities: June 16, 2023

2023 Timelines

Cycle 1: Designated Grant Cycle
Donations are placed in an endowment specifically for these organizations. The endowment is invested. The earnings from those investments are automatically paid out to the organizations each year. No application is required. The original donation remains in the endowment year after year to create more earnings. Forever!

Spendable Distributions Mailed: January 2023

Cycle 2: Third Path Cohort Implementation Grant Cycle (Year Three)
Organizations in the Third Path Cohort will have the opportunity to apply for a non-competitive implementation grant. Organizations will be allotted the same funding amount as the original grant award. Click here to learn more about the Relationship Spectrum.

Year Two Rearview Presentations: January 10, 2023, 4:00-5:00pm
Design Thinking session: January 13, 2023, 10:00am-2:00pm
Application opens: January 13, 2023
Year Three Windshield Presentation: February 16, 2023 4:00-5:00pm
Application closes: February 17, 2023, 11:59pm
Reviews: February 18, 2023 – February 26, 2023
Approval (unless rewrites required): March 3, 2023

Cycle 3: Give to Grant Cycle
Organizations with a general grant request between $2,500 to $10,000 are welcome to apply. From safety devices and meal delivery services to trail maintenance and neighborhood beautification projects, the Foundation funds a variety of causes that promote sustainable impact towards the betterment of Grant County. Organizations also have the option to apply for a crowdfunding grant of up to $20,000 during this grant cycle to leverage a matching campaign. If approved, organizations have 60 days to match dollar-for-dollar what they requested.

Application open: April 3, 2023 – May 28, 2023
Reviews: May 29, 2023 – June 18, 2023
Distribution Committee Meeting: June 21, 2023
Announce winners: June 23, 2023

Cycle 4: Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program Grant Cycle
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship covers tuition, required fees, and provides a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a bachelor’s degree at any accredited Indiana public or private nonprofit college or university.

Students must be on course to graduate by June 30, 2023, with a diploma from an accredited Grant County high school and plan to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana. Students must attend an accredited Grant County High school. The LECSP awards a Four Year, Full Tuition Scholarship available to Graduating High School Seniors. Only 2 recipients are selected each year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Open Application Dates: August 1, 2023 – September 24, 2023 @ Midnight
Reviews: September 25, 2023 – October 8, 2023
Finalist Interviews: October 24, 2023
Independent Colleges of Indiana Approval: October 24, 2023-December 8, 2023
Announce winners: December 8, 2023

Cycle 5: CAPE Grant Cycle
This grant cycle is offered by a partnership between Indiana Wesleyan University and the Community Foundation. This grant offers funding to financially support Grant County, Indiana organizations that provide career exploration experiences, career guidance and counseling, and workplace internships and job shadows.

Application open: September 1, 2023 – October 22, 2023
Reviews: October 23, 2023 – November 5, 2023
CAPE Committee Meeting: November 8, 2023
Announce winners: November 10, 2023

Cycle 6: Scholarship Grant Cycle
Thanks to generous donors, we have scholarships available to students of every age, income level, academic ability, and athletic aim. All Grant County U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens pursuing higher education at an accredited university, college, or trade school part-time or full-time are eligible to apply for scholarships.

The Community Foundation offers 120+ different scholarships with 1 Universal application process to Grant County students of every age, income level, academic ability, and athletic aim.

Application open: November 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023
Reviews: January 8, 2024 – January 21, 2023
Offers: February 26, 2024
Acceptance Agreement Due: March 11, 2024
Award letters sent: April 26, 2024
Checks Sent to Universities: June 14, 2024

Contact Us

Meagan Mathias

Community Investment Manager

Meagan@GiveToGrant.org
765-662-0065

Hannah Yopp

Solutions Coordinator

Hannah@GiveToGrant.org
765-662-0065