The Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence is intended to celebrate, reward, and encourage achievement in the charitable sector. Every other year, this $150,000 endowment challenge grant, along with a $25,000 cash prize, will be awarded competitively to a St. Joseph County nonprofit demonstrating superior leadership, management, and programming.
Intent to Apply Deadline:No later than July 1 of odd calendar years (2015, 2017, 2019, etc.). Candidates interested in applying should submit a letter of intent through the online grant system.
Application Deadline:August 1 of odd calendar years (2015, 2017, 2019, etc.).
Application:Organizations that are invited to submit a full application will be asked to do so through the online grant system.
Download the Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence Guidelines (.pdf). Please contact Program staff for additional information.