Starke County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications


The Starke County Community Foundation is moving into their fall granting cycle, and applications are now available for community support grants. This cycle allows the organization the flexibility of granting funds to a number of different groups and a variety of programs.

Grants are open to any charitable organization, and may be picked up at the Starke County Community Foundation office at any public library or online at Jay Albright, executive director of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, told WKVI that the grants are intended for just about any non-profits in Starke County.

“The Starke County support grants are made for any and all non-profits, anybody looking for a project from $500 to $2500 that their non-profit needs to do, or help buying whatever – we’ve bought church gowns before for the choir and we’ve helped move railroad stations, so it’s a wide variety but definitely meant for all non-profits and any non-profits in Starke County,” Albright said.

The foundation normally receives between 12 and 20 applications each year that are reviewed by a grants committee composed of Community Foundation board members and volunteers from the community.

A grant writing workshop will be held at the North Judson-Wayne Township Library in the Special Exhibits Room from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5. Information will be presented by the Community Foundation and Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round-Up.

The deadline for the community support grant is Oct. 7. For more information, contact Corinne Becknell Lucas at (574) 223-2227 or email