Grant Guidelines

Litchfield Area Community Foundation Grants

     The mission of the Litchfield Area Community Foundation (LACF) is to promote and facilitate charitable 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 City, Kingston, Acton, Greenleaf, Ellsworth, Danielson, Darwin and Cedar Mills.

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

Primary focus of giving:

*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 April 30, 2023 4:00 p.m.

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

Submitting:  On-line applications must be completed.  Late applications will not be considered.

Litchfield Community Foundation

219 North Sibley Avenue

Litchfield, MN 55355