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CPCF Grant Application Process

Please Note: For the June 1, 2021 grant cycle, the Crown Point Community Foundation will be accepting applications on our online grant platform The June 1, 2021 grant application will be available April 1, 2021. Only one grant application per organization or agency will be eligible within a 12-month period.

Review the Grant Guidelines

Deadlines for CPCF Grant Applications

Each year, grants are awarded in three grant cycles. Grant applications will need to be submitted online by February 1, June 1, or September 1.

The Grant Committee reviews the applications and the Board approves the recommendations of the Grant Committee. Grantseekers can contact the Foundation for more information.

View the Latest Grants Awarded - February 2021 Cycle.


Apply to Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Response Fund:
Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants

Crown Point Community Foundation, Legacy Foundation, and Foundations of East Chicago are partnering to offer grants of up to $5,000 to help nonprofit organizations develop and/or implement an Emergency Preparedness or Strategic Restructuring plan.


An Emergency Preparedness Plan can cover general preparedness (to include all disasters including tornado, fire, pandemic, etc.) or be COVID-19 specific (precautions to take when returning to work, what to do in case of future outbreak, etc.). Some examples of potential grants may include:

• Costs for hosting virtual events and meetings

• Costs for upgrading to virtual platforms and software

• Consultant and staff costs associated with developing plans

• Purchase of technological supplies and equipment needed to implement plan


Strategic Restructuring grants are intended to support nonprofits as they assess, negotiate, design, and/or implement substantive strategic restructuring efforts that seek to promote more effective operations and high-performing programs based on community needs and assets. Strategic Restructuring grants can cover costs associated with reorganizing operational expenses as a result of a decrease in revenue. Some examples may include:

• Costs associated with partnering with another organization to move into shared office space

• Costs associated with partnering with another organization to share front office administrative expenses

• Costs associated with merger between two organizations

• Consultants to help organizations with merger

• Legal fees related to restructuring


There are four deadlines to submit a capacity building grant: July 20, August 10, September 10 and October 30. Eligible organizations must be providing services to a city or town in Lake County, Indiana, and be classified as a 501(c)3 nonprofit by the IRS.

For more information click here.

To directly apply click here.

Donate today to the CPCF CARE-Emergency Aid & Relief Fund


Phase 1 Recap:

In Phase one, which ran from March 30-May 18, Crown Point Community Foundation, Legacy Foundation and Foundations of East Chicago responded to the immediate needs of nonprofits that were working to address the impacts of COVID-19 in Lake County. Grant assistance totaled $356,000 and covered food, childcare, personal protective equipment, technology, educational materials, rent/utility assistance, and medical needs.

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