Applications and Timelines

Giving is the heart of what we do here at the Community Foundation. Every year, we give over $1 million dollars to non-profits, community entities, and college-bound students here in Grant County. From swing sets and dog parks to gardens and special events and even to future doctors and teachers, we fund a variety of causes that promote sustainable impact towards the betterment of Grant County.

Here at the Community Foundation, we know that sustainable impact is created in all sorts of ways. That’s why we award around 200 scholarships annually to Grant County students for tuition, fees, and books. 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.

Remember, funding is limited, Community Foundation grants and scholarships are highly competitive. And awards are subject to IRS regulations, Community Foundation policy, and the criteria established by donors. Your program or project may be next!

Visit our Grants and Scholarships Applications and Timelines page to review how and when to apply. Also find other helpful resources under the Grants and Scholarships menu above.

Remaining 2023 Timelines

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, 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

Application open dates: August 1, 2023 – September 24, 2023
Reviews: September 25, 2023 – October 8, 2023
Finalist interviews: October 31, 2023
Independent Colleges of Indiana approval: October 31, 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 – February 18, 2024
Reviews: February 19, 2024 – March 3, 2024
Offers: March 15, 2024
Acceptance Agreement due: March 25, 2024
Award letters sent: April 26, 2024
Checks sent to universities: August 1, 2024

2024 Timelines

Cycle 1: Designated Grant Cycle
Charitable contributions are directed into an established endowment and are earmarked for specific organizations. This endowment is strategically invested, and the returns generated from these investments are automatically distributed to the organizations on an annual basis. No formal request is necessary for them to receive this grant. Donations made to these funds perpetually reside within the endowment, generating continual returns to benefit the organizations indefinitely. If you have a passion for a specific nonprofit, talk to us about establishing a designated endowment fund.

Spendable Distributions Mailed: January 2024

Cycle 2: Give to Grant Cycle
The Give to Grant Cycle awards are made from a combination of discretionary and field of interest funds. The Community Foundation combines these funds to award a larger grant than what one fund could award alone. Whether it’s providing books to hospitalized children, maintaining trails, or bridging the financial gap for vulnerable families, the Foundation supports diverse causes that promote sustainable impact towards the betterment of Grant County.

Our new strategic plan includes developing a strategy for the Give to Grant Cycle to fund biggest known community needs that complement our Community Leadership activities.

This process is currently being created; Timeline TBD.

Cycle 3: 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, 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

Application open dates: August 1, 2024 – September 22, 2024
Reviews: September 24, 2024 – October 6, 2024
Finalist interviews: October 29, 2024
Independent Colleges of Indiana approval: October 30, 2023 – December 9, 2024
Announce winners: December 9, 2024

Cycle 4: CAPE Grant Cycle
This grant cycle is a partnership between the Community Foundation and Indiana Wesleyan University. The purpose of this grant is to financially support Grant County, Indiana organizations that offer career exploration experiences, provide career guidance and counseling, and encourage workplace internships and job shadows.

Application open: September 1, 2024 – October 20, 2024
Reviews: October 28, 2024 – November 10, 2024
CAPE Committee Meeting: November 13, 2024
Announce recipients: November 15, 2024

Cycle 5: 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, 2024 – December 31, 2024
Reviews: January 13, 2025 – January 26, 2025
Offers: February 28, 2025
Acceptance Agreement due: March 10, 2025
Award letters sent: April 25, 2025
Checks sent to universities: August 1, 2025

Contact Us

Meagan Mathias

Community Leadership Director

Meagan@GiveToGrant.org
765-662-0065

Hannah Yopp

Scholarship Solutions Manager

Hannah@GiveToGrant.org
765-662-0065