DCF Grants Are Investments in Our Community
The Dearborn Community Foundation, Inc., (DCF) has
more than $33 million in grants since 1997. The grants
support the needs/interests of the community in the
fields of Art, Culture and Humanities, Community and
Public Benefit, Education, Public Safety, Environment and Animal
Protection, Human Services, and Youth Programs.
The Foundation considers awarded grants to be
investments in our community. DCF grants benefit the
community in a variety of ways. Projects range from a fingerprint identification
system for the Dearborn County Sheriff's Department and the support of the food pantries
in Dearborn County to exterior maintenance at Hillforest Museum and the purchase of swift water/ice
rescue equipment for Dearborn County Water Rescue.
The majority of Foundation funds awarded to non-profit,
IRS tax-exempt organizations are discretionary grants
for which DCF conducts a competitive review and
decision-making process. The balance of Foundation
grants are awarded based on recommendations by our
donors and are distributed from endowment funds
established by donors.
Please click here to learn DCF’s grant criteria and
Please click on the appropriate grant program listed
below to download the application for that
particular grant program (includes policies, guidelines
and grant program summaries).
GRANT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED USING THE 2014 GRANT
APPLICATION FORMAT OR THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Each grant program now has its own grant application!
- Dearborn Community Foundation
County Progress Grant Program
- City of Aurora Grant Program
- City of Lawrenceburg Community
- City of Lawrenceburg Youth Grant
- Sprint Educational Excellence
All questions relating to available grant opportunities
should be directed to the DCF Program Director at:
Dearborn Community Foundation
322 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025