Seeking Grants

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New in 2021: Preliminary version of the application must be submitted and approved before the completed final version will be accepted.

Due January 7 (preliminary)/February 4 (final) for March distribution
Due July 1 (preliminary)/August 5 (final) for September distribution


Additional grant opportunities specifically tailored for programs benefiting women and children are available through the Women of Worth grant program

Community grant applications are accepted twice each year—in February and in August.

The Blackford County Community Foundation is in the business of awarding grants to local nonprofit organizations in order to improve the quality of life for our families.

Grant Awards Since 2018

Since it beginning in 1997, the Foundation has awarded more than $3.1 million in grants to local nonprofits and $343,705 since January 2018. As the Foundation has grown, so has its ability to give back to the community.

We invite you to submit an application for financial support of your great ideas for nurturing Blackford County.

The Foundation accepts grant applications twice per year. The application deadlines are in early February and early August in each calendar year.

Applicants are notified of grant awards within two months of submission.