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Since 1992, the Unity Foundation of La Porte County has served donors, nonprofits and local communities. As La Porte County’s community foundation, it manages approximately $24 million in assets, administers more than 200 charitable funds, and has distributed nearly $10 million through direct grants and scholarships. The Council on Foundations has deemed Unity Foundation in compliance with all Indiana and National Ethical and Operating Standards for Community Foundations.

The Unity Foundation Community Fund was established to be responsive to local needs. This fund is permanent and only the earnings are spent each year. Because the fund is permanently endowed, these grants will be available to sustain our local efforts for generations to come. In 2012, we awarded over $112,000 to worthwhile projects and programs in the arts, the environment, health and human services, education, and community development through the Community Fund Grant process.

As Unity Foundation embraces the future in its 21st year of serving La Porte County, the Grant Making Committee encourages submission of innovative projects. Many good repetitive projects have been supported over the years, but the preference for 2013 is to seek out new concepts that will further enhance the quality of life and strengthen our county.

Grant requests should be at least $500 and no more than $3,000. Applications are due no later than Friday, July 19, 2013.

Click here to learn more about grant guidelines and to fill out an application.

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