The Lyons Community Foundation makes grants
tO programs and organizations that address the unique needs of the Lyons community. BUT GRANT MAKING IS JUST THE BEGINNING, LYONS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ALSO:
Builds a culture of giving.
We offer ways for people who care to help the people of Lyons through philanthropy. Involved citizens create strong community. The LCF provides an avenue for people to give and become enaged in making Lyons a better place to live and visit.
Improves the quality of life in Lyons.
Your gifts help:
Encourages positive change.
Positive change happens when determined groups of people come up with ideas and make them happen. Many folks would not be able to see their projects to fruition without the support of the Lyons Community Foundation’s grants. For example, Lyons Volunteer's lunch voucher program was able to quickly and easily get off the ground with the help of an LCF grant. This program pays for volunteer’s lunches at various businesses in town, thus supporting volunteer efforts and business recovery all at once!
When the floods of September 2013 hit Lyons, the importance of having a local philanthropic entity was magnified. When people from all over the country wanted to help, the LCF was there to accept donations. and distribute them to people with critical needs.
We continue to serve as the place to give for Lyons flood relief and recovery. If LCF did not exist, donations would have gone to county-wide or national relief entities. As a small town, it is hard for projects and organizations to compete with larger cities for donations.