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Community Impact Grant

Lippert Cares

Community Impact Grant Program

In 2022, Lippert expanded its Charitable Giving Program by establishing the Lippert Cares Community Impact Grant. The purpose of the grant is to provide additional support to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are addressing the specific needs facing our communities today.

Each year, Lippert’s Corporate and Community Impact Team collaborates with company and community leaders to identify focus areas the grant will support. The grant funds existing programs.

Focus Areas

To qualify to apply for 2023 Lippert Cares Community Impact Grant funding, the nonprofit organization’s main purpose/focus must be to address one of the following basic needs:

  1. Food [Insecurity] (basic physiological need) – Youth K-12
  2. Safety (emotional security, security in one’s future, physical safety) – Youth K-12

The above two focus areas address the two base levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, as outlined below.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

The applying nonprofit organization must also be located in one of the following counties:

Qualifying Counties:

  • St. Joseph County, Indiana
  • Elkhart County, Indiana
  • Allen County, Indiana
  • Eau Claire County, WI
  • Wayne County, MI
  • Ellis County, TX

Additional Parameters to Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI):

Parameters for submitting an LOI under the umbrella of addressing FOOD INSECURITY (Youth K-12th grade):

  1. Organization must serve a minimum of 100,000 households per calendar year.
  2. Organization must serve 5 or more counties.
  3. Organization must be a food bank that serves as a supplier for at least 75 smaller community food pantries/partners within the counties served. (Please note: If you are a community food pantry that receives shipments from a larger food bank supplier, it must be the food bank/supplier that applies for funding.)
  4. The focus area of addressing food insecurity must be the primary mission of your organization, as outlined in your mission or vision statement.
  5. Organization’s focus must be on addressing LOCAL food insecurity (in lieu of global) for Youth K-12th grade.

Parameters for submitting an LOI under the umbrella of addressing SAFETY NEEDS (Youth K-12th grade):

  1. Organization must serve a minimum of 2,000 children per year.
  2. Organization must meet TWO of the three outlined safety needs (emotional security, security in one’s future, and/or physical safety).
  3. Organization’s focus must be on addressing LOCAL safety (in lieu of global) for Youth K-12th grade.

Directions for LOI:

The window to submit a Letter of Intent in now closed for the 2023 grant cycle.

Reminder: The full grant application is accessible by invite-only. Those who submitted an LOI by the deadline and are selected to apply will receive the invitations to apply via email by the first week of May 2023.

Please make sure to add grants@lci1.com to your email address book so that emails do not go to your spam or junk folder. Lippert is not responsible for emails that are not received in your inbox.

2022 Lippert Cares Community Impact Grant Recipients

  • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin NW
  • LOGAN Community Resource, Inc
  • La Casa de Amistad
  • Bashor Children's Home
  • RISE: Regional Innovation & Startup Education
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County
  • Suicide Prevention Center
  • Ryan's Place
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley
  • Heroes Camp
  • Western Dairyland
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County
  • The E3 Robotics Center, Inc
  • South Bend Symphony Orchestra
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Wisconsin

Frequently Asked Questions

501(c)(3) designated organizations recognized by and in good standing with the IRS for a minimum of one year and other types of tax-exempt organizations.
Project or program must align with one of the Focus Areas noted above.
For questions and concerns, email grants@lci1.com.