Receiving a gift

How can I make my idea a reality?

There are numerous way the Lanark Area Community Foundation can benefit you…..

  1. Provide Funding for local not for profit organizations to help achieve their goals
  2. Connect people who care with causes that matter.
  3. Quick and easy approval process with local decision making authority to get your organization funds when you need them.

The Lanark Area Community Foundation (LACF) was created with the mission of Connecting People Who Care with Causes that Matter. The LACF offers the opportunity for local groups to receive grant money to help accomplish our mission.

Who is eligible?

  • 501 (c)(3) nonprofit groups in the Lanark area (including Shannon & Lake Carroll)
  • Church, school, local government organizations

Not eligible but have a great idea to benefit quality of life in Lanark?

  • Please consider partnering with a local group that is eligible. We can help!

When are grants available? How does the selection process work?

  • Applications are accepted at any time
  • Grants are awarded accordingly based on fund availability as well as project worthiness
  • Grant selection is made by the LACF board of directors
  • Response from LACF will be made in 6 weeks or less

What we want to support:

  • Projects that can benefit a wide range of community members
  • New and exciting projects that enhance quality of life in Lanark
  • Highly motivated volunteer efforts that inspire others to join in

What we do not fund:

  • Projects outside of the Lanark area
  • Individuals
  • Religious purposes (this does not exclude grants to religious organizations for non-religious purposes)
  • Political, labor, religious, fraternal organizations
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, etc.


  • Fill out the application on the following page (for more space simply include a document of typed responses to the questions). Attach and include any additional information to accurately reflect your project. Please sign and date your completed application before submission.
  • Call Dan Lamoreux with any questions 815-375-1135
  • Submit completed applications to: or mail to Dan Lamoreux, 7176 Center Drive, Lanark, IL 61046

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