Unity Foundation Offers Community Grants in 2014

By: Unity Foundation of La Porte County Last Updated: June 20, 2014

Unity-Foundation-of-La-Porte-CountyOnce again, Unity Foundation of La Porte County offers the opportunity to apply for Community Fund Grants totaling more than $100,000. The applications for grants of up to $3,000 each are now available online at www.uflc.net/apply/grants.

Community Fund Grants are open to all nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in, or serving La Porte County residents. Eligible projects and programs fall into numerous categories, including but not limited to arts and culture, health, human services, environment, education, and projects that strengthen La Porte County in meaningful ways. Last year the foundation awarded nearly $107,000 in grants for more than 50 projects.

The deadline for submitting this year’s Community Fund Grant applications is 11:59 p.m. CST on Sunday, July 20. For more information, contact unity@uflc.net or call 219.879.0327.

Community Fund grants come from the earnings on unrestricted endowed funds and were established by families, individuals, and with a lot of help from the Lilly Endowment Inc, (the Indianapolis-based private foundation.) Former residents John P. & Anne H. Daley, Ernest & Mildred Delco, John A. & Dorothy Sieb Carstens, Charles T. & Pauline J. Dye, Ruth W. Pollingue, and Philip A. Sprague each started Community Funds to strengthen La Porte County for generations to come.