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City of Lawrenceburg Community Grant Program (LCGP) Phase I

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits for Programs that
Enhance the Quality of Life for Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Dearborn Community Foundation (DCF)

Deadline Date:

10/04/21 4:00 PM EST


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Indiana nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit residents in eligible communities. Priority will be given to sustainable projects that best address the needs of local residents. Eligible programs are those that benefit the residents of the Lawrenceburg community and Dearborn County.

The Foundation considers awarded grants to be investments in the community. DCF grants benefit the community in a variety of ways. Projects range from a fingerprint identification system for the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department and the support of the food pantries in Dearborn County to exterior maintenance at Hillforest Museum and the purchase of swift water/ice rescue equipment for Dearborn County Water Rescue.

The following questions will be taken into consideration when evaluating the request and in making decisions:

  • Is there an established need for the project for which the grant is requested?
  • Is it appropriate to make a grant for the requested purpose, or are there other more suitable sources for potential funding?
  • Are there adequate resources available to effectively respond to this need?
  • Does the information in the grant application possess the capacity necessary to ensure the success of the project?
  • Does the organization have adequate accounting and financial policies?
  • Is the organization seeking additional funding from other sources?
  • Does the project have the potential to continue beyond the Foundation’s funding?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160534

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Phase I grants are for grant requests of $5,000 or less

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations serving residents of Dearborn County that are recognized as tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under IRC section 501(c)(3) or under section 501(c) are eligible to apply for grants from DCF. If a tax-exempt organization is not a 501(c)(3), then the purpose of the grant request must be charitable as defined by the IRS. Grants awarded to non-501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations will be proportionate to the charitable purpose of the grant request.

Any school corporation or school-sponsored organization wishing to apply for funding through any of DCF's grant programs must first apply for funding through the school’s respective Endowment Corporation/Education Foundation. A letter from the Schools Endowment Corporation/Education Foundation with their decision must accompany the completed grant application.

Grants are awarded only to organizations:
- Whose programs benefit the residents of Dearborn County; and
- Which provide for a responsible fiscal agent and adequate accounting procedures.

Generally, grants are not made:
- To individuals, except for educational scholarships (which are paid to the educational Institute for the benefit of the individual);
- Exclusively for endowment creation (with the exception of endowment matching programs);
- To fund travel expenses;
- To sustain ongoing programs/projects; and
- To fund salaried/contracted positions.

No grants are made:
- To support political parties, campaigns or issues;
- Specifically for sectarian religious purposes, but can be made to religious organizations for programs that benefit the general public;
- For debt reduction of recipient organization;
- For any property improvements (buildings, fencing etc. …) to land not owned by the organization seeking the grant funds; and
- To provide for programs, expenses and/or equipment committed to prior to grant award date.

Pre-Application Information:

2021 Phase I Deadline Dates:
Must be submitted by 4 P.M. on day listed

February 1, 2021
June 7, 2021
October 4, 2021

The grant review process for some grant programs takes up to three months from the grant application due date. Applicants should plan accordingly when considering the date of the project and the date of the grant submission.

It is not recommended to apply to several grant programs for the same project in the same cycle. It is strongly suggested that all applicants consult DCF prior to submitting a grant application to ensure eligibility.

Grant guidelines:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Contact the DCF office with questions relating to available grant opportunities:

Dearborn Community Foundation
322 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

(812) 539-4115

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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