Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette

Eleven nonprofits are splitting more than $105,000 in grants from the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette.

Eight organizations received discretionary grants. The requests were for funding of $7,500 - $14,999. They are:

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette is awarding its latest round of grants. The $102,492.65 will help five organizations with larger projects.

The Furniture Bank is buying a truck thanks to donations from several groups, including the Foundation. The organization that helps those with a housing emergency received a $20,000 grant.

The bank is run by First United Methodist Church with several nonprofits and the City of Lafayette. Volunteer Jeanne Norberg says the box truck will pick-up furniture donations and can now deliver it to people getting back on their feet.

Financial aid filing help

Jan 28, 2013

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette is helping college bound students apply for financial aid. It’s sponsoring a workshop at the four public high schools to assist families in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Cheryl Ubelhor, program director at the foundation, says during last year’s event at other Indiana sites, students became eligible for more than $5 million in state and federal grants.

A select group of Purdue and area high school students are getting money to further their college education.

Forty-eight individuals received scholarships from the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette.

They accepted the financial awards during a ceremony, Tuesday.

The Community Foundation gave out nearly $73,000 in scholarships.

The non-profit also awarded three scholarships that cover the full cost of eight semesters and a $900 book stipend.

All three of those went to students who plan on attending Purdue.

CFGL awards nearly $95K to five non-profits.

May 10, 2012

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette is giving nearly $95,000 to area non-profits.

The money is from the organization's Tier One Discretionary Grants.

Riggs Community Health Center is receiving the largest amount of $40,000.

CEO Veronique LeBlanc says it will help purchase women’s health and prenatal equipment, as well as mobile computer tables for the new facility being built on South Street.

The Community Foundation received about 650-thousand-dollars in grant requests.

CFGL launches endowment campaign

May 2, 2012

A local organization is launching an effort to help area non-profits build up their funding.

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette is working with 16-groups on its Agency Endowment Matching Campaign.

The goal is to raise $1.3-million and the Community Foundation will match 25-percent of every dollar.

President and CEO Greg Kapp says this is the most effective way for the Foundation to provide assistance.

He says the Community Foundation will match up to $50,000 for each organization.

Douglas Eberle Board Governance Series

Mar 19, 2012

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette is supporting leaders of local nonprofits.

The Douglas Eberle Board Governance Series kicks off its second session Tuesday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m.

Foundation President and C.E.O. Greg Kapp says it features a talk from Barb Coury with the Community Health Network Foundation.

"Barb will give a good overview of that whole process and help board members feel comfortable about the fact that they should help raise money for the organization if they're on the board, but they don't necessarily have to ask for gifts."

Local organizations are joining forces to promote responsible leadership for non-profits.

Registration is now open for the 2012 Douglas Eberle Board Governance Series.

The program is a collaboration of the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, United Way, and North Central Health Services. It is aimed at strengthening and sustaining boards at institutions in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties.

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.