Grants & Awards

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One of the principle purposes of the Litchfield Area Community Foundation is to promote and facilitate the distribution of charitable donations to our area. Since 2008, many lives were enriched thanks to $20,000 in grants being distributed in our area.

If you live in Litchfield or one of the following townships you are eligible: Acton | Cedar Mills | Danielson | Darwin | Ellsworth | Forest City | Forest Prairie | Green Leaf | Harvey | Kingston | Litchfield | Manannah

Applications must be a 501c3 organization, unit of government or be a partner with a qualifying organization to receive funds.  We offer two grant cycles, one ending on March 1 and one ending on September 1.  For more information, send a request to:

Some of Our Projects

Meeker County Museum at the GAR Hall

We would like to upgrade the computers at the museum. We use them for general office work as well as cataloging the collection of items and scanning documents.

Litchfield Rotary

We will be installing two new AED’s, one at South Park and one at the Baseball field complex

Lake Ripley Improvement Association

We would like to place the 2nd solar powered goose beacon on the shore of Lake Ripley to help eliminate goose droppings from this area which could produce a health hazard

Litchfield Baseball Association

to upgrade the concession stand, purchase new freezer, refrigerator and microwave. We will be host to a couple of large tournaments and we want to make sure the food is handled safely.

Rise & Roam

The Family Life at Home exhibit will be a permanent exhibit at Rise and Roam. The exhibit will reflect the variety and vibrancy of family lives at home in our community. It will provide both children and adults the opportunity to experience family life, through play.

Community Programs

The LACF has provided grant dollars to the LAMP Kinship Program. The Litchfield Area Mentorship Program (LAMP) connects caring adults—or mentors—with youth in our area. LAMP matches a child with a mentor through careful screening and takes into consideration their hobbies and interests. LAMP also provides fun monthly activities, training for mentors and directors, and the Lunch Buddies program, where elementary aged students are matched with an adult mentor who meets with the student bi-weekly at the school.