Grant Guidelines

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Litchfield Area Community Foundation Grants

The mission of the Litchfield Area Community Foundation (LACF) is to promote and facilitate giving for the enrichment of the Litchfield area.

Purpose:   All projects should be focused on improving the Litchfield area.

Geographical Focus:  City of Litchfield and townships in the ISD 465 School District, including Litchfield, Harvey, Manannah, Forest Prairie, Forest City, Kingston, Acton, Greenleaf, Ellsworth, Danielson, Darwin, Cedar Mills.

Range of requests:  $500 to $2000    The LACF reserves the right to partially or fully fund requests.

Primary focus of giving:  The purpose of these grants is to improve the greater Litchfield community.  The primary focus of the project should relate to one of the following:

  • Arts, culture, humanities
  • Health and safety
  • At-risk youth
  • Youth development
  • Community Club/Organizations

Proposals not funded:

  • Religious activities
  • Political activities
  • Annual campaigns
  • Debt reduction
  • Endowments
  • Operating expenses
  • Public School requests

Required criteria:

  • Applicants must be a 501c (3) organization, a unit of government, or be in partnership with a qualifying organization who is willing to accept responsibility for the project.
  • Applicants must complete the grant application in full and submit by the deadline.
  • Applicants must clearly state outcomes and measurable goals.
  • Applicants must list/specify the amount of project funds as budgeted by your organization, requested from and give the source, or pledged and give the source.
  • Applicants must recognize the LACF on all announcements and promotions for the project.
  • Applicants must incorporate an innovative approach and avoid duplication of efforts.

Deadline:  The deadline for applications is posted for each grant cycle.

Applications:   Please send an email to:,  you will then be sent instructions for applying. 

Submitting:  On line application must be completed.


Revised January 2023