If your organization has a project in mind that aligns with the Lyons Community Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving and encourage positive change in the greater Lyons Area, now is the time to apply for a grant. The deadline to submit applications for Lyons Community Foundation’s 2016 Annual Granting Cycle is September 9th. Awardees are notified in late October. Organizations applying must have a 501(C)3 affiliation; full requirements available at www.lyonscf.org.
In 2015 Community Support Grants totaled over $42,000 and were awarded to 24 individual projects. Types of projects range from school enrichment, local art and music, ecology, landscaping and beautification in public spaces and support for human services. Grantees in 2015 included organizations such as the Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF), Town of Lyons Parks and Recreation Department, the Clarifier Community Art Project, the Lyons Historical Society and Lyons Leos youth service organization.
The Lyons Community Foundation welcomes the participation of community members who wish to serve on the Grants Review Committee. Being a grant reviewer is a fun way to learn about community supported efforts going on around Lyons and also to assist in the LCF granting process. Applications to serve on the Grants Review Committee are being accepted now and must be submitted by September 6, 2016. Instructions and information available at www.lyonscf.org.
The Lyons Community Foundation’s work of Community Support Granting, Youth Scholarships and the Rebuild Lyons Fund that continues to support flood recovery would not exist without the dedication, inspiration, and financial support of Lyons area residents and business community. LCF recently hosted our Second Annual Hometown Hoedown that demonstrated this commitment to our community. Our deepest gratitude goes to our generous sponsors, board members and volunteers. The next community event for LCF will be our Annual Gala held at Lionscrest Manor on November 11th. Details coming soon.