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In 2020, the Community Foundation distributed more than $7.9 million and the majority of funds remained right here in Allen County. Those funds supported programs for children and families, education and scholarships, arts and culture, and community engagement and development.

To learn more about our competitive grants, including applications for Community Impact Fund grants and Barbara Burt Leadership Development Fund grants, click here.

With the help of donors, nonprofits and volunteers, the Community Foundation is committed to making lives better in every corner of our community.

Community Foundation grants are as varied as our community. Some are awarded through an open, competitive grant application process, while others reflect an advised fund donor’s recommendation or are part of an estate gift. However, they all have a single goal: improving our community.

Seeking a grant? Please review the Grant Guidelines and Procedures to learn about applying.

Read our guidelines and grant opportunities and review our Frequently Asked Questions for information on requirements.  If you have questions or are ready to submit your application, contact the Community Foundation today!

Lisa Pickerman, CFGFW

Lisa Pickerman, Director of Grants and Scholarships

If you have questions in regards to our competitive grant process you can learn more on our FAQ page or contact  Lisa Pickerman at or 260-969-3304. Lisa handles all of the Community Foundation’s competitive grant cycle applications.

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