slide-1Serving all Youth within Dearborn County

Grants will be made to not-for-profit organizations for programs that directly benefit youth between the ages of 0 and 18. Select programs/teams, those that allow participation of a few children when other organizations are available to offer the same recreational opportunities, are not eligible to apply. Half of the total funding available is allocated to benefit youth programs where 75% of the youth reside in the Lawrenceburg school corporation area and the other half is allocated for youth programs that benefit youth where 90% of the youth reside in Dearborn County. Applicants must provide the percentage of youth that reside in Lawrenceburg and the percentage of youth that reside in Dearborn County for their program participants. Maximum grant awards are $8,000 per organization per calendar year.

An advisory committee made up of representatives of community organizations advises the DCF on preferences among grant applicants.

The Lawrenceburg Youth Grant Program does not provide grant funding for the following items:

  • Salaries;
  • Employee benefits;
  • Prizes;
  • Trophies, medals and/or ribbons/awards;
  • All-Star team uniforms;
  • Coaches uniforms; and
  • Referee fees, umpire fees and scorekeeper fees.

Generally, the Lawrenceburg Youth Grant Program does not provide grant funding for school sponsored programs/projects.

swing-2* Any school corporation or school sponsored organization wishing to apply for City of Lawrenceburg Youth Grant funds must first apply for funding through the school’s respective Endowment Corporation/Education Foundation. Documentation verifying the Endowment Corporation/Education Foundation’s decision must accompany the completed City of Lawrenceburg Youth Grant Program application materials.

Click Here to Apply for a Grant!

2023 Deadline Dates:
Must be submitted by 4 P.M. on day listed!

February 13, 2023
April 10, 2023
June 12, 2023
August 14, 2023
October 9, 2023
December 11, 2023

Contact the DCF office with questions relating to available grant opportunities:

Dearborn Community Foundation
322 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
(812) 539-4115 phone