Fulton County Grants

Thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment and the Fulton County United Way, the Community Foundation is able to provide grant dollars to local charitable agencies who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, or have seen their need for services increase. We are grateful for the support of the United Way of Indiana and the Lilly Endowment in making these additional grant dollars available for programs in Fulton County during these unprecedented times.

Thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment and the Fulton County United Way, the Community Foundation is able to provide grant dollars to local charitable agencies who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, or have seen their need for services increase. We are grateful for the support of the United Way of Indiana and the Lilly Endowment in making these additional grant dollars available for programs in Fulton County during these unprecedented times.

Community Foundation Annual Grants

Types of Grants: Impact Grants, Community Support Grants, Community Education Grants and Field of Interest Grants. Please review the Grant Guidelines to make sure your project falls within the Community Foundation’s area of granting. No application deadline. We accept proposals on a continuous basis.

Corinne Becknell Lucas

Associate Director

Phone: 574-223-2229
Email: corinne@nicf.org

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley

Many Grant Options

The Community Foundation has grants for specific regions of Fulton County, grants  awarded by local women, area youth, and we also work  with  agencies to promote their programs.

See the complete list of these grants below and look for specific deadlines.

More Grant Options

Fulton County Women’s Giving Circle: The Mission of the Women’s Giving Circle is: “to inspire Fulton County women to create a better community.” Through annual dues, local woman make grants to local charitable organizations. The Giving Circle awards 4-5 grants per year ranging from $500 – $2,000.

Kewanna-Union Township Endowment Fund: was created in 2010 to support charitable programs and projects within the Kewanna-Union Township community. Local businesses, residents and supporters of Kewanna-Union Township continue to contribute funds to make these grants possible. There is $2,500 available to grant. Grants may be given to many different organizations, or only one or two depending on the applications received. Don’t hesitate to apply even if you only need a few hundred dollars for your project. Next grant cycle will be available 2022.

Liberty Township Endowment Fund: Created in 2018 to support charitable programs and projects within the Liberty Township community. Local businesses, residents and supporters of Liberty Township contributed funds to make these grants possible. There is $2,500 available to grant. Grants may be given to many different organizations, or only one or two depending on the applications received. Apply even if you only need a few hundred dollars for your project. Next grant cycle will available 2022.

The Girls Giving Gang: a sister project of the Women’s Giving Circle, this group of local girls and teens are making a difference and plan to support local projects that effect them and their peers. They first got together in the Fall of 2017 and got their feet wet with awarding several grants. In 2018, they plan do even more. More info coming soon!

Adapted Housing Grant: are available to any Veteran discharged under honorable conditions with a DD Form 214. Applicant must be a resident of Fulton County, Indiana, living in the home associated with the proposed project. This grant program exists to help Veterans live independently in a barrier-free environment. Provided by the Leroy C. Shelton American Legion Post #36 – Rochester, Indiana.   Get the application.

Fulton County REMC Operation Round-Up©: a voluntary fundraising program where Fulton County REMC members donate the spare change on their energy bill to help those in need throughout the community. With an average donation of only $6.00 per year, and never more than 99 cents a month, members make a small investment that pays big dividends in the community. Deadline dates are: January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, October 1st.   Get the application.

Fulton County Projects Supported by Unrestricted Community Funds

Learn more about the NICF

Fulton County Women’s Giving Circle Celebrates 10 Years

The Giving Circle celebrated 10 years and awarded $10,000 in 2020. Video applications were fun for the applicants and the members. Grant recipients were: The Bark Park, Compassionate Healthcare, Distinguished Young Women, Girls on the Run, Loaves of Love and Rochester Rotary.

The FCCF Awarded $254,600 in Grants in 2020

Notable grants were: Council on Aging for a new Transpo van; Town of Akron hiking and biking trail extension; The Time Theater, Inc. for a match opportunity for opening; Grass Creek Lions Club new roof for depot; Woodlawn Hospital new ventilator; Friends of the FC Park for the new park Phase 1; Fulton County EMA 2 Lucas devices to serve Akron and Kewanna; Aubbeenaubbee Volunteer Fire Dept. purchase of fire engine.