Grants Supporting Education

KEYS Grants

Kosciusko Endowment Youth Services (KEYS) is the youth philanthropy program of the Kosciusko County Community Foundation and is comprised of twenty students who attend the four high schools located in Kosciusko County: Lakeland Christian Academy, Tippecanoe Valley, Warsaw and Wawasee. Students are selected to join in eighth grade and remain active members in the program until they graduate from high school. The mission of KEYS is to work together to positively impact and improve education in our community by providing aid, now and for future generations.

KEYS grants are available for educational projects serving Kosciusko County residents. The average grant award is between $100 and $1,000. Grant applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on September 15 and January 15 each year. Applications are reviewed by the student members of KEYS and awards are announced approximately 7 weeks after the deadline.

Grant seekers should review the KEYS Grant Guidelines prior to starting the grant application process. Have questions? Please contact our Program Staff.

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.

Required Grant Application Attachments

For all applicants

For non-profit organizations only

  • 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

Forms for Grant Recipients

Payment request should be submitted through the online grant portal after the grant has been approved.

KEYS Request for Payment—Schools

KEYS Request for Payment—Organizations

Previous Recipients

Take a look at our list of grants recently awarded by KEYS.

Community Funds

If your educational project’s financial needs are larger than a KEYS grant can accommodate, Community Fund Grants may be an option.

Learn more about Community Fund Grants.

Youth Services Resource

The Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) promotes the healthy development of children and youth by serving the institutions and people of Indiana who work on their behalf. IYI publishes and maintains the Kids Count in Indiana database providing the latest youth-oriented data for the state.

Visit the IYI Website