Unity Foundation Increases Funding for Community Grant Projects

Unity Foundation Increases Funding for Community Grant Projects

Unity Foundation of La Porte County is increasing the amount of funding available for projects through its Community “Power for Good” Grant Program. Starting this year, organizations may apply for two grants of up to $5,000 each to fund projects that strengthen La Porte County in meaningful ways. Applications will be accepted through Friday, July 22, 2022.  

Eligible applicants include nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in or serving La Porte County residents. In addition, churches may request funds for non-religious purposes, such as community programs or projects. Governmental bodies, including townships and fire districts, as well as educational institutions and teachers may also apply. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the information available on Unity’s website, uflc.net/grants/community-grants, prior to beginning an application. 

“These grants are made possible because of generous donors who are interested in investing in the well-being of our county,” said Shannon Walker, Unity Foundation Vice President. 

In 2021, Unity awarded nearly $200,000 to worthwhile projects and programs in the arts, the environment, health and human services, education and community development through the Community Grant process.

For more information on Unity’s grant programs or to donate, contact Shannon Walker at (219) 879-0327, email unity@uflc.net or visit uflc.net. 

Since 1992, Unity Foundation of La Porte County has served donors, nonprofits and local communities. As La Porte County’s community foundation, it manages $45 million in assets, administers more than 325 charitable funds, and has distributed more than $22 million through direct grants and scholarships. The Council on Foundations has deemed Unity Foundation in compliance with all Indiana and national ethical and operating standards for community foundations. Unity Foundation’s mission is to strengthen La Porte County now and forever by building permanent endowments; providing leadership; offering philanthropic vehicles for everyone; and, being a catalyst for social and economic vitality. For more information, please visit www.uflc.net or call 219-879-0327.