DCF Grants Are Investments in Our Community
The Dearborn Community Foundation, Inc. (DCF) has
awarded more than $14 million in grants since 1997. The
grants support the needs/interests of the community in
the fields of art, culture & humanities; community &
public benefit; education; environmental & animal
protection; human services; and youth programs.
The Foundation considers awarded grants to be
investments in our community. DCF grants benefit the
community in a variety of ways – ranging from the
start-up of the Region 15 Children’s and the purchase of
a patrol boat for the Dearborn County Sheriff’s
Department Marin Division to providing funds to the
Dearborn County Historical Society for the Vance-Tousey
House and the Lawrenceburg
Community Center for start-up costs.
The majority of Foundation funds awarded to non-profit,
IRS tax-exempt organizations are discretionary grants
for which DCF conducts a competitive review and
decision-making process. The balance of Foundation
grants are awarded based on recommendations by our
donors and are distributed from endowment funds
established by donors.
Please click on General Policies to learn DCF’s grant
criteria and policies. To download a copy of the grant
application (includes policies, guidelines and grant
program summaries) please click on the “Application”
Each grant program has unique criteria and guidelines.
Please click on the below links for a brief summary of
each grant program.
- Dearborn Community Foundation
County Progress Grant Program
- City of Aurora Grant Program
- City of Lawrenceburg Community
- City of Lawrenceburg Youth Grant
- Sprint Educational Excellence
All questions relating to available grant opportunities
should be directed to the DCF Program Director at:
Dearborn Community Foundation
322 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025