Infant & Toddler Care

In 2023, Kosciusko County Community Foundation received a $2,838,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to strengthen the learning and development of very young children in the northeastern Indiana community.  Among other goals, the funding will be used to build child care and early learning capacity across Kosciusko and Whitley counties through grant investments in area nonprofit or school-based child care centers and programs.  Eligible organizations are encouraged to review the information about these grant initiatives on this page.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, beginning March 2024 until the end of the grant initiative (December 2026) or until funds are awarded, whichever comes first.


Grant seekers should review the grant guidelines posted above for each initiative before applying.  You are also welcome to preview the applications by downloading the preview applications above.  Please note: the official applications must be submitted on the grant portal.

To access the grant application portal, click the button below. The first time you apply, the Community Foundation staff will need to create a user login for you.  Please reach out to us for assistance.

Grant seekers are required to contact Alex Hall (, vice president of programs, to set up a time to discuss your proposal prior to submitting a formal application online.


  • IRS Determination Letter (required for 501c3 organizations)
  • List of board members with city/town of residence
  • List of staff members with city/town of residence
  • Financial documents*
  • Completed Authorization Signature Form
    Download the Fillable PDF Version or Word Document

*What financial documents should I include with my application?

You will need to upload your organization’s most recent Statement of Activities and Statement of Financial Position. Examples of both documents are below. Your organization’s most recent 990 is also requested, but not required.


Payment request(s) should be submitted through the online grant portal after the grant has been approved and following the guidelines on the grant portal and grant agreement.  You may be required to fill out a Request for Payment Form; however, this form will be linked in the grant portal as well as here on this webpage below: