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Community foundation announces multiple community grants

The LaGrange County Community Foundation (LCCF) Board of Directors has announced 10 new grants to organizations serving the needs of LaGrange County citizens. 

Two local ministerial associations have been proactively granted awards as part of a recent LCCF dollar-for-dollar campaign to support association efforts as they reach out to families in need. In response to local contributions designated by donors for LaGrange Ministerial Association efforts, the LCCF Board of Directors has awarded $500. The funds will be used to help folks with emergency transportation issues.

The Shipshewana Ministerial Association has been similarly awarded $7,638, also based upon designated community donations during the campaign. Those funds will be used for a variety of emergency family needs, including utility bills.  

In competitive grantmaking, the LCCF Board has awarded $16,870 from a variety of donor funds including the Caring Community and CAPE Endowment funds.

The Scott Emergency Food Pantry has been awarded $1,500 for their local program of food distribution to needy families.

The Veterans Headstone Project has been granted $2,980 for the repair and replacement of historic veterans’ headstones located in LaGrange County.

Junior Achievement serving LaGrange County has been awarded $3,420 to purchase classroom materials as part of the Finance Park educational effort in Lakeland and Westview Elementary school classrooms.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has been awarded $2,000 for processing fees for venison and other meat donated for distribution in LaGrange County food pantries.

The Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children has been awarded $500 to support forensic interviews following sexual abuse of LaGrange County children.

The Stroh Lions Club has been awarded $2,770 from an endowed fund specifically designated for Stroh community projects. This grant will be used to purchase Christmas lights for the town.

LaGrange Communities Youth Centers (LCYC) has been awarded $1,200 to help extend their educational afterschool programming to Prairie Heights Elementary School.

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana has been granted $2,500 for the benefit of their Farm Wagon food distributions in LaGrange County.      

For more information about LCCF grant opportunities, contact Loren Heinlen at (260) 463-4363.