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Date Published: February 23, 2021

Ackerman Foundation

The foundation was organized to receive gifts and grants of money and property of every kind. As an Indianapolis based organization, grants are made predominately to central Indiana organizations as well as a few national medical research institutions. Specifically, the foundation focuses on Indiana cultural institutions and organizations benefiting health and human services, community development, and education. Grant requests will be considered for bo…

Alma Taylor Foundation

The primary purposes of the Alma Taylor Foundation are to promote economic growth and development in the City of Greensburg and in Decatur County; Indiana; to expand employment opportunities through economic development; and to provide opportunities for community development, historic preservation, advancement of the arts, and improvement of the community as a whole through economic development.

Ball Brothers Foundation

The Ball Brothers Foundation is dedicated to the stewardship legacy of the Ball brothers and to the pursuit of improving the quality of life in Muncie, Delaware County, east Central Indiana and Indiana. The Foundation’s grants focus on six broad subject areas: • Education – higher education, public and private education; • Arts, Culture & Humanities – cultural activities & institutions; • Human Services including…

Barker Welfare Foundation - ILL, NY, IN

The mission of the Barker Welfare Foundation is to make grants to qualified charitable organizations whose initiatives improve the quality of life, with an emphasis on strengthening youth and families and to reflect the philosophy of Catherine B. Hickox, the Founder. Consideration will be given to applications from institutions and agencies operating in the field of health, welfare, education, cultural activities and civic affairs, primarily serving the me…

Benton Community Foundation

The Benton Community Foundation is here to connect donor partners with community needs. We are here to convene community leaders and facilitate change to improve the quality of life for all who live, work, and study in Benton County. As a community foundation, we address the broad needs of residents of Benton County which fall generally into five categories: Civic Affairs, Culture, Education, Health and Safety, Scholarships, Social Services.

Blue River Community Foundation

The Blue River Community Foundation is a nonprofit, community corporation created by and for the people of the Shelby County, Indiana area. Areas of funding interest include supporting long–term solutions for community issues, respond quickly to emergencies and to meet changing social, cultural, educational or environmental needs in our local communities. The foundation Field of Interest Grants are made from funds where the donor designated one or mo…

Brown County Community Foundation

The Brown County Community Foundation exists for the purpose of enhancing the lives of the citizens and organizations of our community. Our purpose is to invest wisely our assets in order that we may grow and provide financial assistance in education, social services, health and welfare, arts and culture, scholarships, and the environment in Brown County.

Cass County Community Foundation

The Cass County Community Foundation honors the spirit of giving and assists donors in building enduring sources of charitable assets to promote education, enhance humanity and advance community development throughout Cass County. Areas of funding interest include Education, Human Services, Community Development, Scholarships.

Central Indiana Community Foundation

CICF has aligned its work around seven priorities. These Vision Priorities replace and transcend our former grantmaking categories of arts and culture, health and human services, etc. Each fund at CICF will contribute to the development of central Indiana in one or more of these priorities, while also meeting its own donors’ interests.

Clowes Fund - Indiana, Washington & Northern New England

The Clowes Fund, a family foundation, seeks to enhance the common good by encouraging organizations and projects that help to build a just and equitable society, create opportunities for initiative, foster creativity and the growth of knowledge, and promote appreciation of the natural environment. We pursue these goals by awarding grants in three areas: the arts, education and social services. Funding is concentrated in the states of Indiana, Washington, M…

Community Foundation of Bloomington

The emphases of the Community Foundation of Bloomington are compassion, enrichment, enhancement, innovation, improvement and creativity to help people achieve their fullest potential. Through the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, caring people like you are making it possible to: help disadvantaged people become more self–sufficient, support innovative teaching methods and foster creativity, make sure the less fortunate are fed, c…

Community Foundation of Boone County

The Community Foundation of Boone County was established in 1992 to serve as the central philanthropic vehicle to address the needs in our community. The mission and core values of the Community Foundation of Boone County reflect those needs. Generally, grants will be made in the following areas: Youth, Human Services, Arts, Culture, Health, Civic Affairs, Environment, Recreation, Education and the Elderly.

Community Foundation of Crawford County

The Community Foundation of Crawford County mission is to connect people’s ideas and resources for the common good of Crawford County. The Foundation has focused grant making on educational attainment, children and youth, and workforce development.

Community Foundation of Grant County

The mission of the Community Foundation of Grant County has always been to enhance an improved quality of life in Grant County. The Foundation intends to address needs that generally fall into the following fields of interest: Community Development, Education, Health, Human Services. The Board will only accept proposals for consideration after an applicant has consulted with the Foundation’s staff. Please call the Foundation before you submit a propos…

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne mission is to build public giving partnerships that effectively connect donors with nonprofit organizations and community projects to produce a brighter future for all people in Allen County. Areas of funding interest include human services, child development, people with mental and physical disabilities, environment, women and children.

Community Foundation of Morgan County

The Community Foundation of Morgan County, Inc., works with our citizens to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations of Morgan County, Indiana. The Foundation of Morgan County, Inc. welcomes grant applications from Morgan County non–profit organizations or groups. Occasionally, the CFMC has approved grant applications from organizations whose headquarters are located outside the county if a significant number of persons who will…

Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana mission is to hold and grow charitable funds for people, businesses, charities, churches and other organizations. As the funds grow, the proceeds can be given to charities and charitable projects. Areas of funding interest include Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, Health, Human Services, Recreation, Youth Development.

Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County is a charitable endowment to improve the quality of life for the citizens of St. Joseph County and their succeeding generations. Field of charitable interest, such as the arts, educational scholarships, youth, or the environment.

Community Foundation of Switzerland County

The Community Foundation of Switzerland County is a nonprofit organization created by and for the people of our area with one goal – making our community a better place to live, now and for future generations. Grant Focus Areas – Community service, social service, education, health, environment, and arts & culture. Geographical area – Switzerland County, Indiana.

Daviess County Community Foundation

The Daviess County Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity created by and for the people of Daviess County, Indiana. Through the charitable funds established by our donors, the Foundation awarded grants totaling nearly $342,000 last year to numerous organizations throughout Daviess County in the broad areas of Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education, Scholarships, the Environment, Health, Human Services, Recreation, and Youth Develop…

Dearborn Community Foundation

The Dearborn Community Foundation, Inc. is a catalyst to connect people who care with causes that improve the quality of life in our community by advancing cultural, educational and social opportunities, while preserving our community’s heritage and helping donors to create a permanent legacy in Dearborn County. The grants support the needs/interests of the community in the fields of art, culture & humanities; community & public benefit; educa…

Dekko Foundation

Grantmaking is limited to projects that support the development of children ages birth through 18 years old. We consider grant proposals that further the Foundation’s mission for people in the communities where the founders did business. These communities are: Alabama – Limestone County; Indiana – DeKalb, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben and Whitley Counties; Iowa – Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Rihggold and Union Counties.

E. Thomas Arington Family Foundation

The Arington Foundation (AF) was founded in 1994 by Mr. E. Thomas Arington. Based in Greater Cincinnati area, the foundation emphasizes supporting groups located in southwest Ohio, southeast Indiana, and northern/central Kentucky. The foundation has provided support for a variety of organizations, including those of athletic, educational, humanitarian, and religious nature. The impact these groups have had ranges from local to international. The Arington…

Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc.

The Lilly Foundation is a tax–exempt private foundation that awards cash grants to support philanthropic initiatives that are aligned with the company’s business strategy. The Lilly Foundation has three primary programs through which the majority of its grants are made: Discretionary Grants Program, Employee Matching Gifts Program, and Employee Volunteer Recognition Program. Grants are made to qualified organizations that improve patient outcome…

Foellinger Foundation

The Foellinger Foundation is a private charitable foundation that awards grants for the benefit of people in Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana. The Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations that strengthen Allen County children and their families, particularly those children and families with the greatest economic need and the least opportunity. By doing so, the Foundation hopes to help children and their families move from dependence to indep…

Gibson County Community Foundation

The Gibson County Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity created by and for the people of Gibson County. Through the charitable funds established by our donors, the Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $154,000 last year to numerous organizations throughout Gibson County in the broad areas of Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education, Scholarships, the Environment, Health, Human Services, Recreation, and Youth Development.

Gibson County Community Foundation

The Gibson County Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity created by and for the people of Gibson County. The Foundation considers proposals for grants on a yearly cycle which begins each June. At the start of each cycle, a notice is mailed to nonprofit organizations that have applied for grants in the past, have received grants in the past, or have otherwise requested notification of the start of each cycle. Areas of funding interest include:…

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non–profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant ini…

Harrah’s Foundation - AZ, CA, IL, IN, IO, LA, MS, MO, NC, NJ, NV, PA, TN

The Harrah’s Foundation focuses its philanthropic efforts on three categories: Seniors – community–based programs that enhance the lives of seniors are our primary philanthropic initiative. Education – community–based programs that enhance educational opportunities and resources for students seeking higher education. Civic – broadly defined as local programs that are vital to the success of each of our communities. These…

Hendricks County Community Foundation

The Hendricks County Community Foundation, a non–profit organization, is dedicated to connecting people with causes that matter in education, the arts, community enhancement, environmental needs, health and human services and youth programs.

Hoover Family Foundation

The Hoover Family Foundation was founded in 1992 to assist non–profit tax–exempt organizations in the social service and education areas to improve the quality of life and foster self–sufficiency. The foundation focuses on funding organizations located in and providing services to the residents of the metropolitan areas where the foundation is located –– Portland, Oregon and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County

The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County addresses the broad needs of the residents of Floyd County, Indiana. The Foundation’s grant making generally falls into the following categories: Community Development, Education, Scholarships, Human Services, Cultural Affairs, Health & Medical.

Indiana Humanities Council

The Indiana Humanities Council awards grant funding to Indiana not–for–profit organizations, schools, and other institutions.

Jasper Foundation

The Jasper Foundation welcomes grant applications from non–profit organizations whose programs benefit the residents of Jasper County, Indiana. The Jasper Foundation seeks to make philanthropic grants in response to community needs for education, arts and culture, health, social concerns, scholarships and historic preservation. Grant application deadlines: April 1 (unrestricted funds); Community Impact Grant (October 1).

Jewel-Osco's Charitable Giving: Illinois and Indiana

At Jewel–Osco, we are focused on providing our customers with a Premium Fresh & Healthy experience every time they enter our stores, so we have focused our support on not–for–profit (501c3) organizations that help create healthy, thriving communities. Jewel–Osco gives grants to organizations that meet the following focus areas: Hunger Relief, Nutritional Education, Environmental Stewardship.

Johnson County Community Foundation

The Johnson County Community Foundation, established in 1991, is a nonprofit organization created by and for the people of Johnson County to help make the community a better place for everyone. The Johnson County Community Foundation makes grants in the fields of community service, social service, education, health, environment and the arts.

Joyce Foundation

Our program areas are Education, Employment, Environment, Gun Violence, Money and Politics, and Culture. We focus our grant making on initiatives that promise to have an impact on the Great Lakes region, specifically the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. A limited number of environment grants are made to organizations in Canada. Education grant making in K–12 focuses on Chicago, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee; early…

Kendrick Foundation

The Kendrick Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2001 as a vehicle to assist health–related programs benefiting residents of Morgan County, Indiana. With assets over $30 million, the Kendrick Foundation, Inc. provides grant and scholarship funds to medical and health programs, support to community healthcare outreach programs, financial support to hospice programs, healthcare education and financial support to programs for the…

KeyBank Foundation - AK, CO, ID, IN, KY, ME, MI, NY, OH, OR, UT, VT, WA

The KeyBank Foundation, through its civic programs, corporate contributions, and volunteerism supports organizations that foster economic self–sufficiency, principally where KeyBank operates. Funding Priorities: Financial Education Workforce Development, Diversity. Types of Support: Grants – Supporting programs fostering economic self–sufficiency at many types of nonprofit organizations; Sponsorships – Partnering with nonprofit orga…

Knox County Community Foundation

Founded in 1996, the Knox County Community Foundation is a charitable organization formed to strengthen our community by awarding grants to local nonprofits, by bringing individuals together to address community needs. Areas of funding interest include: Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education, Health, Human Services, Scholarships, Other Civic Endeavors, such as the Environment, Recreation, and Youth Development. The Foundation’s grant cycle…

Kosciusko County Community Foundation

The Kosciusko County Foundation is a community foundation serving the geographic area of Kosciusko County, Indiana. Grant areas include human services, arts, civic, scholarships, health, recreation, education and environment.

LaGrange County Community Foundation

The mission of the LaGrange County Community Foundation is to inspire and sustain leadership, generosity and service. Helping community serving organizations fund plans to meet critically important outcomes is the fundamental purpose of the LCCF grantmaking program. Areas of funding interest include education, health and human services, environment, arts and culture, and recreation.

Legacy Foundation

The Legacy Foundation is a permanent philanthropic endowment for Lake County. Founded in 1992 by a group of community leaders who believed that a such an endowment would better our community, Legacy Foundation receives contributions from individuals, families, businesses, foundations and other organizations eager to make a difference in the future of Lake County. We dedicate our resources to: Helping people in need, Protecting and enhancing the environment…

Lilly Endowment

The Lilly Endowment considers proposals in three program areas: community development, education and religion. We also are interested in initiatives that benefit youth, that foster philanthropic leadership education. In keeping with the founders’ wishes, the Endowment gives priority to efforts that improve the quality of life in Indianapolis and Indiana. This priority applies to grants for community development and elementary/secondary education (exce…

Lincoln Financial Foundation

The Lincoln Financial Foundation’s approach to local philanthropic giving reflects Lincoln Financial’s strong connection to its communities. Recognizing that the employees in its affiliate offices can best determine the needs of their respective communities, Lincoln Financial has created an employee giving network by establishing local Charitable Contribution Committees in our primary business locations. These committees review grant proposals, m…

Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation makes grants within the United States and its territories. In addition, as an Indiana–based foundation, we set aside 10 percent of our grant funds each year for work that is specific to our hometown (Indianapolis) and home state. For Indiana–specific requests, the median grant is typically $100,000. In general, these requests should follow the same guidelines as requests from out of state.

Madison County Community Foundation

The Madison County Community Foundation has been providing funding, which originates from donor advised funds, agency endowments, scholarships and other types of restricted funds to the Madison County community since 1994. In addition, grants to community organizations are also supported through unrestricted funds in the Foundation. These grants are reviewed by a Grants Committee and then are approved by the Foundation Board.

Marshall County Community

The Grants Committee of the Marshall County Community Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of life in Marshall County by providing funds through a grant making process for humanitarian, cultural, educational, recreational and environmental activities. Grant applications are due in our office: February 1st, August 1st.

National City Community Involvement

National City recognizes its responsibility to its communities in which we live, learn, and work. Its objective is to support organizations that enhance educational, economic, and cultural priorities of its local communities and to provide for the health and welfare of all citizens. Such support may be in the form of cash donations, in–kind gifts or services, and employee volunteers. Geographical areas served: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, M…

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

The Nina Mason 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. The Trust accepts requests from only charitable organizations located in and serving the metropolitan areas of Indianapolis, Indiana and Phoenix, Arizona, with the exception of environmental requests. For environmental requests, the T…

Old National Bank Foundation

The Old National Bank Foundation mission is to advance economic development, education, and the quality of life for the success of the communities we serve. Funding Priorities: It is our wish to meet the needs of every community in our footprint; however, our funding will target innovative programs that enhance the quality of life within our communities in support of two main strategic initiatives, which are Community & Economic Development and Educati…

Paul Ogle Foundation

The Foundation is headquartered in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and provides grants to organizations in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Switzerland, Scott, and Washington Counties in Indiana and Jefferson County, Kentucky. The primary categories of funding by the Foundation are education (primarily higher education), civic, economic development, humanities and health and general welfare. Historically, the Foundation has supported projects with an emphasis on bricks an…

Perry County Community Foundation

The Perry County Community Foundation mission is to work with our community to encourage giving of time, talent and treasure; to provide grants and scholarships; and to collaborate on projects to make Perry County a better place to live. We focus resources to local nonprofits with programs addressing these priority areas: Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Health, Human Services, Environment, Recreation, Youth Development.

PeyBack Foundation

The PeyBack Foundation, a public nonprofit corporation, was established by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth (ages 6–18) by assisting programs that provide leadership growth and opportunities for children at risk.

Pike County Community Foundation

The Pike County Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity created by and for the people of Pike County. We connect donors with the causes they care about. We focus resources to local nonprofits with programs addressing these priority areas: Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Health, Human Services, Environment, Recreation, Youth Development.

Porter County Community Foundation

The Porter County Community Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of life in Porter County by providing funds through an open grant making process for humanitarian, cultural, educational and environmental purposes. Areas of funding interest include Arts & Culture, Community, Education, Environment, Health, Human Services, Religion, Scholarships, Youth.

Putnam County Community Foundation

The Putnam County Community Foundation helps people enrich the quality of life and strengthen community while meeting family, business and charitable goals. The Community Foundation has awarded more than $5.13 million in grants since 1985. Grants may be awarded in the areas of Arts and Culture, Citizenship, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services, and Recreation.

Safeco - Indianapolis

Safeco realizes that the most vibrant and successful neighborhoods have three things in common: an economically strong foundation, the ability to protect that foundation, and a cohesiveness that makes them desirable places to live. Our funding priorities seek to build strength in each of these areas. We fund programs and organizations that play a role in: Building an economic foundation for strong neighborhoods, Helping neighborhoods flourish and thrive. S…

Scott County Community Foundation

The Scott County Community Foundation currently has one grants cycle per year. Applications are typically accepted in the summer and recipients are announced in early fall. The Scott County Community Foundation considers needs which generally fall into the following categories: Community Service, Education, Health, Arts, Environment, Entrepreneurship, Scholarships.

Sheila Fortune Foundation

The Sheila Fortune Foundation (SFF) is a non–profit organization dedicated to helping at–risk youths gain access to, and expression through, the performing arts. Our mission is to further the interests of abused and at–risk youths by providing them exposure to educational activities in the arts. Our goal is to provide and encourage these youths to explore their opportunities. The SFF offices are located in Boulder, Colorado. We are mainly…

SIA Foundation

The SIA Foundation Inc. is committed to making gifts to qualifying organizations, institutions, or entities within Indiana that will improve the quality of life and help meet the needs of the residents of the State of Indiana. The Foundation achieves this mission through cash grants which are used to support the funding of specific capital projects in the areas of: Arts and Culture, Education, Health and Welfare.

Spencer County Community Foundation

The Spencer County Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity created by and for the people of Spencer County. We connect donors with the causes they care about. We focus resources to local nonprofits with programs addressing these priority areas: Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Health, Human Services, Environment, Recreation, Youth Development.

Techpoint Foundation

The generous support of our donors has allowed the TechPoint Foundation to distribute grants to nonprofit organizations, schools and effective community programs. Through this financial and in–kind support, TechPoint Foundation helps Indiana’s at risk youth develop necessary 21st century skills.

Tipton County Foundation

The Tipton County Foundation, Inc. is a tax–exempt public charity governed by a volunteer Board of Directors broadly representative of the Tipton County community. The Foundation holds a variety of funds that make grants to a broad range of charitable agencies and programs. Areas of funding interest include Education, Women’s Philanthropy, Arts & Cultural Interests, Senior Citizens Programming, Health, Human Services, Recreation, Environment…

Toyota U.S.A Foundation - AL, CA, IN, KY, MI, NY, TX, WV

Education is the focus of the Toyota U.S.A Foundation. In addition to funding national programs, Toyota supports the social well–being of communities where it has major operations (Alabama, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Texas and West Virginia). This includes assistance for Arts & Culture and Civic & Community Development, Health & Human Services.

Vanderburgh Community Foundation

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity created by and for the people of Vanderburgh County. We connect donors with the causes they care about. We focus resources to local nonprofits with programs addressing these priority areas: Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Health, Human Services, Environment, Recreation, Youth Development. See more foundations in Indiana.

Wabash Valley Community Foundation

Since 1991, the Wabash Valley Community Foundation has been providing grants to non profit organizations in Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties. The Foundation priorities are as follows: Health & Human Services, Community Development, Education, Arts & Culture, Religion, Scholarships.

Walker Family Foundation

The Walker Family Foundation seeks, through grant making, to support and enhance activities and programs that benefit the long growth and well being of the greater Indianapolis community and/or the principal industry in which Walker Information operates. Grant requests (up to $5,000) submitted by qualified organizations may be submitted in letter format or as a letter with attachment.

Warren County Community Foundation

The Warren County Community Foundation is a relatively young foundation with limited unrestricted funds available for Community Grants. Therefore, it is necessary to determine which grants might have the greatest impact in meeting the needs of Warren County. Grant priorities include: Education, Human Services, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Scholarships, Citizenship, Environment, and Economic Development. The first step in applying for a Community Grant wit…

Warrick County Community Foundation

The Warrick County Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity created by and for the people of Warrick County. We connect donors with the causes they care about. We are your center for charitable investment in our community. Areas of funding interest include Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education, Health, Human Services, Other Civic Endeavors, such as the Environment, Recreation, and Youth Development.

Wayne County Foundation

The Foundation seeks to fund a variety of projects which directly benefit the citizens of Wayne County. In order to receive funding, the applicant must be a 501(c)3 organization operating in Wayne County, Indiana or an organization whose project serves a very broad segment of the community. Areas of funding interest include Arts, Youth, and Macy Museum Funds; Community Activities and Education; Health, Human Service, Seniors, Environment and Preservation,…