LaGrange Foundation Awards Community Impact Grants
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, November 29, 2021

(photo courtesy of LaGrange County Community Foundation)

(LAGRANGE) – Several organizations in LaGrange County have received some financial help.

The LaGrange County Community Foundation recently awarded $78,439 to seven nonprofit organizations during its 2021 Fall Community Impact Grants cycle.

Grants were given to: LaGrange County Trails Inc, The Hawpatch Trail, development of the trail, $40,000; Stroh Volunteer Fire Department, Audio Video Technology Advancement, update technology including conferencing equipment and computers for ease of filing reports and access to virtual training and conferences, $13,000; and LaGrange Baseball League Inc, Spreuer Park Development, construction of baseball and softball fields at Spreuer Park, $10,000.

Also receiving grants are: LaGrange County Department of Parks & Recreation, Delt Church Park Playground equipment, replacement of two current playground pieces, $7,439; Junior Achievement of LaGrange County, Junior Achievement Capstone Experiences, sending Lakeland and Westview students to participate in JA Biztown and Finance Park, education on financial literacy, community, economy, and business management, $5,000; Kate’s Kart, Book distribution at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, provides new books to patients in all areas of the hospital, $1,500; and Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, LaGrange County Farm Wagon Mobile Pantry Program, serving families with fresh produce, dairy products and other healthy foods at no cost, $1,500.

Every year the LaGrange County Community Foundation seeks proposals for charitable projects and programs that help local nonprofit organizations provide services in LaGrange County. The Grants Advisory Committee reviews the submitted grant applications and makes recommendations to the Board of the Directors who approve the grant awards.

If you would like to learn more about the grant process, you can visit the Foundation's website. Click Here.


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