The Community Foundation of Boone County will continue to have 2 competitive grant cycles in 2019 for nonprofit organizations that serve Boone County.

Annually, grants are awarded from unrestricted funds which include: the Community Impact Fund, Hutoka Lacey Estate Fund, Mr. & Mrs. John H. Holliday Fund, Mike Caldwell Family Fund and the Smithville Charitable Foundation Fund. In addition, grants are made from field of interest funds which provide grants in the following areas: arts and culture; underprivileged children; agricultural interests and education and the environment.

To apply for a grant from CFBC, please follow the instructions below.

-Check back in Mid December for 2019 grant deadlines and opportunities


To get a head-start: First, read our 2018 grant guidelines.

Application Procedures

  1. Follow the Grant Letter of Inquiry link to begin.  You will be prompted to set up a user account.**
  2. The CFBC will review the Letter of Inquiry and notify your organization if you are invited to submit a full proposal.
  3. If your organization is invited to submit a full proposal, a link will be provided by CFBC to you to complete the application.
  4. For the full proposal, you will be required to upload the following documents: full proposal narrative, project budget, financial statements, board roster and letters of support, if applicable.
  5. Submit your request online.  Refer to our Grant Guidelines for information on deadlines and notification timing.

Questions?  First visit our FAQ’s page!

For Additional Information and Assistance

Contact:               Barb Schroeder, Program Director
Phone:                  317-873-0210 or 765-482-0024
Fax:                       317-873-0219
Address:              102 N. Lebanon Street | Suite 200 |  Lebanon, IN 46052