Grants & Funding

Indiana Funding

  • Indiana Grantmaking Foundations & Corporate Giving
  •  FundsNet Service- Indiana grants, family foundations, and other opportunities
  • Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)- Hosts a variety of statewide and central Indiana funds including:
    Central Indiana: Efroymson Fund, Indianapolis Retirement Fund, Women’s Fund
    Hamilton County: City of Noblesville Community Fund, Legacy Fund
    Marion County: Indianapolis Foundation, Summer Youth Program Fund
  • Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) “grantseekers” page
  • Dekko Foundation- Grants support the development of children ages birth through 18 years old in these Indiana counties – DeKalb, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben and Whitley
  • Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc- Grants focus on improving patient outcomes; enhancing quality of life in communities in which Lilly has a presence, especially Indianapolis; and improving education and educational opportunities, with a priority on science.
  • Indiana Humanities Council- Two annual grant programs: Humanities Initiative Grants to conduct public programs emphasizing the humanities, and Historic Preservation Education Grant to support educational projects related to historic structures. In 2009, the Council also is offering funds to assist in disaster recovery efforts of Indiana institutions affected by floods and severe weather in June and September, 2008.
  • Indiana Space Grant Consortium- Promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) workforce development, formal and informal education, research, and dissemination of activities, content, and opportunities for the state of Indiana.
  • Lilly Endowment- Proposals in three program areas: community development, education and religion. Also interested in initiatives that benefit youth, that foster philanthropic leadership education among nonprofit institutions, and that promote the causes of philanthropy and volunteerism
  • Lumina Foundation- Lumina Foundation makes grants within the United States and Indiana. Grants focus on awareness, improved access and preparedness for higher education, and increased productivity across the higher education system.
  • Nina Pulliam Charitable Trust- Seeks to help people in need, especially women, children and families; to protect animals and nature; and to enrich community life in the metropolitan areas of Indianapolis and Phoenix. For environmental requests, the Trust considers proposals from charitable organizations throughout Arizona and Indiana, if the project has statewide impact.
  • PeyBack Foundation- Established by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning to promote the success of disadvantaged youth (ages 6-18) through programs that provide leadership, growth, and opportunities for children at risk.
  • Safeco Indianapolis- Funds programs and organizations that play a role in: 1) building an economic foundation for strong neighborhoods, and 2) helping neighborhoods flourish and thrive. Safeco also participates in programs and projects that are unique to the Puget Sound.
  • SIA Foundation (Subaru of Indiana Automotive)- Grants aim to improve the quality of life and help meet the needs of the residents of the State of Indiana. Grants support specific capital projects in the areas of: arts and culture, education, health and welfare.
  • Summer Youth Program Fund (SYPF)- Marion County funding collaborative that provides grants and other resources to support summer programs serving youth. The Fund includes 11 local and national partners that provide support to more than 170 summer programs with a single application form.
  • TechPoint Foundation –
  • The Ackerman Foundation- Grants are made predominantly to central Indiana organizations as well as a few national medical research institutions. The foundation focuses on Indiana cultural institutions and organizations benefiting health and human services, community development, and education. Grant requests are considering for both operating funds and capital campaigns.

National Funding

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