Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

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Since 1991, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has been connecting people who care with causes that matter. Through our grant-making and initiative work, we're making our community a better place for all of us—now, and long into the future.

Community Foundation Awards IAC Regional Arts Grants


Twenty-nine area organizations have received grants from the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) to support their arts programming from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. These grants, which total over $214,000, were awarded through the IAC’s partnership with the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County.  Since 1998, the Community Foundation has been a Regional Arts Partner for the IAC, overseeing the grants application and award process for St. Joseph, Elkhart, Fulton, Marshall, Kosciusko, and Starke counties in northern Indiana.

IAC grants are made in two separate categories: Arts Organization Support (AOS) grants and Arts Project Support (APS) grants. AOS grants provide annual operating support for the ongoing artistic and administrative functions of eligible arts organizations. APS grants provide funding for arts organizations and other organizations to support a specific aspect of the organization’s arts activities. Funding decisions are made with the help of volunteer panelists, who evaluate grant applications based on organizational excellence, community engagement, project management, and artistic quality.

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