The Community Foundation of Crawford County (CFCC) is pleased to offer charitable nonprofit organizations serving Crawford County the opportunity to apply for community grant funding. This competitive grant cycle’s community grants range from areas of general purpose to areas of education that will ultimately benefit all of Crawford County.

These programs/projects include, but are not limited to such ideas as: equipment or supplies needed to deliver services, special certification, conference or workshop expenses for program implementation or delivery; out-of-school time education; new or expanding programs, staff or volunteer training, new collaborative ventures, specific programs run by nonprofits or those that could have some COVID-19 connection, and the Arts. All 501(c)(3) organizations whose grant purpose serves Crawford County residents are encouraged to apply. If area nonprofits are uncertain if their project or program is eligible, call the CFCC at 812.365.2900 or email

Applications are available on the CFCC website at or the CFCC will email one to interested parties. This grant cycle opened on October 10, 2022. Applications are due in the CFCC office by December 2, 2022.

To assist you with ideas of the kinds of Competitive Grants that CFCC awards, the following list demonstrates those awarded in 2021-2022:

  • Blue River Services in support of transportation expansion
  • Boys & Girls Club of Harrison-Crawford Counties in support of BGC daycare/preschool expansion
  • Crawford County Circuit Court in support of Crawford County treatment court
  • Crawford County Community School Corporation in support of the athletic trainer project
  • Crawford County Middle School in support of book fair
  • Crawford County Solid Waste Management District in support of Tire Recycling Days
  • Crawford County Youth Baseball & Softball in support of the hitting facility
  • East & South Crawford Elementary Schools in support of a counselor program
  • East Crawford Elementary School in support of digital enrichment
  • English Food Pantry in support of capital improvements
  • Lincoln Hills Development Corporation in support of emergency preparedness kits
  • Lincoln Hills United Methodist Church Food Pantry in support of capital expansion
  • Personal Counseling Services in support of mental health collaboration with GRACE Recovery
  • South Crawford Elementary School in support of playground equipment
  • South Crawford Elementary School in support of STEAM programming
  • Town of Marengo in support of recover, renew, remember, a cemetery project
  • West Crawford Elementary School in support of playground equipment

If you would like to contribute to the Funds that make these kinds of grants available, or if you would like to establish a Fund that makes awards to specific organizations, please contact Christine Harbeson, executive director.

The CFCC was founded in April 1998 by a volunteer Board of Directors that represented a variety of interests from Crawford County. To date, the CFCC has awarded more than $8 million in grants for programs/projects supporting Crawford County children and youth, education, housing, health and human services, the environment, technology advancements, literacy and the arts, and has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships benefiting Crawford County students. The CFCC currently manages more than 100 charitable funds on behalf of families, individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations, many of which fund a specific cause or organization.

For more information on the Community Foundation of Crawford County, visit or, email us at, or call us at 812.365.2900.