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Grants to Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Nonprofits for Community Benefit Projects

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The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette

Deadline Date:

12/03/18 Noon - For Spring Grants; Fall Grants are due on August 6th at noon; NOW Grants are accepted all year but no later than December 3rd at noon; Field of Interest Grants are due on June 4th, 2018 at noon

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Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that bring benefit to Tippecanoe County and the surrounding counties. Proposed projects should address a community need and significantly impact the Greater Lafayette community. There are two separate grant opportunities with different priority areas and deadlines.

Community Grants - Funding is provided for in three cycles, each of varied grant amounts and with different due dates. The community grants typically fund capital items. Start-up projects or programs are also eligible. The Community Foundation's six priority areas are:

- Education
- Children/Youth
- Health
- Diversity
- Physical Environment
- Arts and Culture

Field of Interest Grants - In addition, the Foundation also has a category called field of interest. These grants are used to fund those requests that align with a specific purpose (literacy, community beautification, etc). The field of interest grants can be used for capital or program expenses.

Cancer Care (Esther L. McConnaughay Endowment)
- Funding to provide support for the treatment of cancer; cancer research; cancer detection of/care of treating cancer; advancement of cancer programs
- Amount available: $34,159

Children's Needs (Fund for Children's Needs & Linda Bowman and Glenn Tompkins Children's Endowment)
- Address the needs of children in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
- Amount available: $3,862

Childhood Literacy (Education Fund for Tippecanoe County)
- Provide funding for early childhood literacy in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
- Amount available: $20,958

Community Beautification (George and Betty DeVault Endowment & Virginia B. Huth Endowment)
- Address community beautification needs in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
- Amount available: $6,543

Elder Care (Indiana Care Circle Endowment)
- Enhance continuity of care as an essential component of the health care delivery system in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
- Amount available: $342

Health and Human Services (John and Marjorie Martin Endowment)
- Funding to provide food, shelter, or other basic necessities for life
- Amount available: $3,361

Health and Human Services (John and Marjorie Martin Endowment)
- Funding to provide food, shelter, or other basic necessities for life
- Amount available: $3,361

Lafayette Savings Bank Wabash River Enhancement Endowment
- Provide support for sustainable economic and recreational development, and beautification along the Wabash River corridor in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
- Amount available: $1,786

Literacy (Betty M. Nelson Endowment)
- Provide funding for literacy in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
- Amount available: $43,034

Music Education for Disadvantaged Children (Louisa Lee France Endowment)
- Provide music education for disadvantaged children in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
- Amount available: $9,459

Suicide Prevention (Suicide Prevention Endowment)
- Provide support for: educational materials, including books and other materials; conferences, workshops and seminars; and to fund expert speakers on the topic of youth suicide prevention
- Amount available: $874

The Foundation likes to help organizations that collaborate with others, promote a thriving community, and respond to the needs of people in the neighborhoods and areas served.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146453

Estimated Size of Grant:

Spring - $7,500 and greater
Fall - $7,500 and greater
NOW - $7,500 and less

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette invests in Tippecanoe County nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code and who have a clear mission, effective operations, proven successes, strong staff and board leadership, responsible accounting and fiscal management, and sustainability.

Charitable organizations that serve Tippecanoe County and the surrounding counties are eligible to apply for grants.

The Community Foundation generally does not use grant funds for:
- Endowments
- Individuals
- Ongoing operating expenses
- Religious institutions
- Political organizations or candidates
- Programs or capital projects already completed

Pre-Application Information:

The Community Foundation has three funding cycles.

Spring - $7,500 and greater; deadine is noon on April 2nd
Fall - $7,500 and greater; deadline is noon on August 6th
NOW - $7,500 and less; accepted all year, but no later than noon on December 3rd

Field of Interest Grants: deadline is noon June 4th, 2018

You will generally hear back from the Foundation within 4 weeks after the deadline. You will receive either an approval letter or a decline letter in the mail.

The online grant application is for use for all grants except the following Field of Interest Grants:
- Indiana Care Circle
- Wabash River Enhancement
- Suicide Prevention

FAQs: http://www.cfglaf.org/index.php/grants-2/other-grant-opportunities

General Information: http://www.cfglaf.org/index.php/grants-2/general-information

Guidelines: http://www.cfglaf.org/index.php/grants-2/grant-guidelines

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal for all grants except those listed below: https://www.grantrequest.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fapplication.aspx%3fSA%3dSNA%26FID%3d35000%26sid%3d2046&SA=SNA&FID=35000&sid=2046

Online application portal for the Following Field of Interest Grants:
https://www.grantrequest.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fapplication.aspx%3fSA%3dSNA%26FID%3d35017%26sid%3d2046&SA=SNA&FID=35017&sid=2046
-Elder Care
-Wabash River Enhancement
-Suicide Prevention

Leslie Fernung
Grants and Scholarship Coordinator
leslie@cfglaf.org

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette
300 Main Street, Suite 100
Lafayette, IN 47901
info@cfglaf.org

Phone (765) 742-9078
Fax (765) 742-2428

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