Impact Grants

The Adams County Community Foundation began awarding Impact Grants in 2013. 

Due Date: 2nd Wednesday of October by 4pm in the ACCF 
· Only available during Fall/October Grant Cycle
· Typical amount requested range from $5,000 - $10,000
·  Nonprofit organizations that serve Adams County, IN are invited to submit an application
·  Audience: the successful impact grant will serve a very broad range of Adams County residents.

All Grant award recipients are expected to provide proof that grant funds were used to directly benefit Adams County, IN residents.

How do I submit an Impact grant? How does the process work?


The ACCF Impact grant process is as followed:
 Step 1: Applying for an Impact Grant
·         Contact the ACCF to obtain a copy of the Impact Grant Application
·         Complete the application
         o    Please note the maximum request amount for an Impact Grant is $10,000
·         Submit 10 copies with any additional supplemental materials you wish to include to the ACCF by 4pm on the due           date.

In order to be considered in the most current grant cycle, grant applications must be received in the ACCF by 4pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the appropriate month-no exceptions. Please note that late submissions and postmarks are not considered.


The grant committee will review all grant applications and meet to discuss grant distributions. You may be contacted with questions regarding your organization or grant request. Typically, notifications of the grant committee’s decision are mailed out within four weeks of the due date.


Step 2: Grant Acceptance

If your organization is chosen to receive a grant, you will receive an award letter
Grant writer must sign, date, and return the following forms to the ACCF:

o   Grant Acceptance Agreement (Form 1)

o   Grant Application Certificate (Form 2)

§ These forms are included with award notification letter!


Once these forms have been returned to the ACCF, a check will be processed and mailed to the organization along with a Follow-Up (Form 3) and Reporting to the Community (Form 4)


Step 3: Grant Follow Up (Should be complete within 90 days of Grant Award Letter)

Take Press Release Picture (Directions on Reporting to the Community Form)

o   If possible, the ACCF prefers the publicity photo to be taken during the program or event that the grant funds were used for.

Upon completion of the program/event of the grant supported, the grant writer must:

o   Complete Follow Up Form (Form 3)

o   Submit receipts for grant expenses (Dated after the date of Award Letter)

If you have any questions regarding this grant cycle, please contact the ACCF at 260.724.3939 or