Community Foundation awards 27 grants to Lafayette area nonprofits

Dec 24, 2011

More than two dozen nonprofits in the Lafayette area received an early holiday gift.

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette (CFGL)  made 27 “Tier 3” awards totaling $107,751 in grants to 25 local charitable organizations.  Tier 3 awards are requests of under $7,500 from area not-for-profit agencies.  CFGL accepts these proposals year-round through noon on December 1. 

Community members who establish unrestricted funds in their family names and donors who make unrestricted gifts to CFGL during the year make our discretionary grant awards possible. Each grant addresses at least one of the six priority community needs adopted by The Foundation’s Board of Directors: Education, Children/Youth, Health, Diversity, Physical Environment, and Arts & Culture. Tier 3 grants awarded this cycle highlight projects that address education, health, and healthy community efforts.

Tier 3 Discretionary grants awarded in 2011 to address community needs include:

$6,907                        Almost Home Humane Society 

$2,217                        Art Museum of Greater Lafayette          

$7,000                      Battle Ground Summer Recreation

$4,000                      Bauer Family Resources           

$2,000                      Family Promise of Greater Lafayette, Inc.          

$3,500                       Greater Lafayette Commerce           

$5,249                        Homestead Consulting Services

$   500                        Indiana Grantmakers Alliance           

$7,499                        Junior Achievement

$1,500                        Lafayette Chapter of the Indiana Gold Star Mothers            

$7,499                        Lafayette School Corporation - Glen Acres Elementary School

$7,499                       Lafayette School Corporation - Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (GLASS)           

$7,200                      Lafayette Transitional Housing Center           

$1,000                      Tree Lafayette           

$7,399                       Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club           

$1,500                        Master Gardener Association of Tippecanoe County, Inc.           

$   437                        National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) – West Central Indiana

$1,136                        Purdue University - Purdue Extension, Tippecanoe County           

$   798                        The Arc of Tippecanoe County           

$7,462                       Tippecanoe County Council on Aging, Inc. 

$2,639                      Tippecanoe County Council on Aging, Inc.

$5,500                      Tippecanoe County Historical Association           

$2,000                     Tippecanoe Soccer Association 

$1,000                     Wabash Center, Inc.

$3,200                     Wabash Valley Trust for Historic Preservation Inc.

$3,950                     West Lafayette Public Library Technology

$7,160                      YWCA of Greater Lafayette           

More information about the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette is HERE.