Grant applications to LCF this year are due by September 5, 2014. Grants may be submitted beginning on August 1, 2014. Electronic submissions are required. Applicants must follow the LCF 2014 Grant Format and Guidelines available here. Please note that this grant application cycle is separate from the bi-monthly Rebuild Lyons grants that are directed solely at flood relief (information and link provided separately on this website).
Applications to the Rebuild Lyons Fund can be submitted by non-profit organizations and governments at any time and will be considered on a bi-monthly basis by the LCF Advisory Board. Grant Application deadlines are: June 1, August 1, and October 1 – subject to availability of funds. Grant decisions are made by the middle of the application deadline month, with checks to be distributed by the end of that month. Please review the grant application and submittal instructions here:
The Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF) is supported by the Lyons Community Foundation and private donors, directed by the Lyons Community Church, and managed by it's own advisory board of church and community members.
Since the fund's creation in 2008, LEAF has offered financial support to local Lyons residents for their basic needs and in urgent situations. In the wake of the September 2013 flood, we have established a second fund specifically for flood-related financial requests. The grant funds are paid directly to the third or billing party (like the Town of Lyons, in the case of utility assistance requests). Money is never given directly to individuals seeking help. In the past, LEAF has supported utility assistance, childcare costs, medical equipment, counseling, and transportation needs - but feel free to ask for whatever you might need!