OVERVIEW: The Limestone Area Community Foundation supports human services, youth, education, and other community needs.
FUNDING AREAS: Human services, youth, education, community
IP TAKE: This is a low-profile community funder that is mostly interested in supporting local children and youth.
PROFILE: Established in 1992, the Limestone Area Community Foundation (LACF) is a community foundation based in Athens, Alabama. The funder aims to “benefit a broad segment of the population, serve citizens whose needs are not met by existing services, address community issues, have potential for future support, promote volunteer involvement, and improve the quality of life in Limestone County.” LACF funds local human services, youth, education, community efforts.
The Limestone Area Community Foundation does not have a website to guide local grantseekers. It is run by a local volunteer board that consists of a president, vice president, and other directors. Other charitable foundations, such as the Dekko Foundation, have recently assisted LACF with funds to increase community service among local youth. Overall, grantmaking areas of interest are broad, and LACF only awards a few grants per year. The foundation also awards scholarships to Athens High School students, Athens State University students, and Limestone County School students.
Grants range between about $100 and $2,000. Total annual contributions and grants typically range from $50,000 to $150,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving in its recent tax records. Grantmaking focuses on Limestone County, Alabama and the city of Athens in particular. Past local grantees include the statue fund to honor Judge James Horton and local youth organizations.
This foundation does not appear to accept unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. Direct general questions to the staff at 256-232-4200 or 256-232-2386.
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