Lilly Endowment Matching Grant Opportunity

It has been over 12 years since the Lilly Endowment last challenged Indiana's 94 community foundations to raise matching funds for the opportunity to positively impact their respective counties. The long wait for another matching cycle is over.


Recently, the Lilly Endowment announced a Phase VI of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative. Phase VI calls for a total investment of $66 million from the Lilly Endowment into the community foundations of Indiana, with Huntington County being offered a total of $500,000 of these matching funds. The Huntington County Community Foundation has accepted this matching challenge and will utilize the funds in two ways.


At least $250,000 of the grant will be dedicated to the HCCF Community Impact Fund, from which HCCF awards grants to Huntington County teachers and area nonprofits. These donations will be matched $1-for-$1 from community donors and $2-for-$1 for current board members of the Huntington County Community Foundation. Significant donations of $5,000 or more will give donors the ability to name their own Community Impact Fund.


The other $250,000 will be utilized to raise matching funds for designated projects within the county and those gifts will be matched $1-for-$2. There will be an application process similar to HCCF's normal grant cycles to be eligible for these funds. Our application and guidelines can be found below. Applications must be submitted to the HCCF office by November 3rd.


Qualifying contributions made to HCCF through March 31, 2016 will serve as matching funds for the GIFT challenge grant.


If you are interested in our matching process, please call 260.356.8878, email, or stop by our office at 356 W. Park Dr., Huntington, IN 46750 and talk with our staff about how you can make a difference in Huntington County.


Lilly Endowment Matching Grant Application & Guidelines

Applications Due: November 3rd

Step 1:  Download and complete all parts of the application below electronically

Step 2:  Follow all instructions within application and submit to HCCF no later than November 3rd


If you have any problems, please call 260.356.8878 or email for assistance.

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