applications to LCF are currently being accepted and are due by September 8, 2011. Electronic submissions are required. Applicants are asked to follow the LCF 2011 Grant Guidelines which can be accessed on the LCF website, www.LyonsCF.org.
Each year, LCF awards numerous grants to non-profit organizations and groups serving the greater Lyons area. In 2010, we were privileged to award grants to the following exceptional community organizations and projects: Lyons Food Bank, 9Health Fair, Sounds of Lyons, The Clarifier Project, Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Lyons Garden Club, Scholarship Fund in Memory of Steve Ralston, Basic Needs and Emergency Fund, Lyons Elementary School, Lyons Golden Gang, Lyons Historical Society, Middle School Student Activists Program, Lyons Youth Baseball Softball Association, Lyons Arts & Humanities Council, and the Lyons High School Band Program.
As in previous years, grants are awarded at LCF’s Gala, held at the Lionscrest Manor. This year’s Gala is set for Friday, November 4. The Gala is quickly becoming the social event of the year, and gives us all a chance to celebrate our wonderful community and the culture of giving and community service exemplified by LCF and our grantees. As in previous years, this event will likely sell out quickly, so check our webpage soon and stay tuned for upcoming announcements regarding how to get your tickets.
LCF also welcomes the participation of community members who wish to serve on the Grants Review Committee, which is separate from LCF’s Advisory Board. Grant applications to LCF are reviewed by a committee whose members represent the Lyons community. Being a grant reviewer is a fun way to learn about some of the exciting efforts going on in Lyons, and aid in the LCF granting. If you wish to be considered for the Grants Review Committee, please submit the application form that can be accessed on the LCF website, www.LyonsCF.org. Applications to serve on the Grants Review Committee are currently being accepted and must be submitted by September 2, 2011. Please see our website for more information and to get the application form and instructions.