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Indiana State Home Page

Governor Eric J. Holcomb – (317) 232-4567 Indianapolis, IN

Senator Joe Donnelly – (202) 224-4814 Washington, D.C. 

Senator Todd Young – (202) 224-5623 Washington, D.C.

House Representative André Carson, representing Indiana’s 7th Congressional District, offers an extensive General Guide to Government Funding, listing a wide variety of funding, training and other resources for nonprofit organizations throughout the state, regardless of their home congressional districts.

State Attorney General Curtis T. Hill, Jr. also lists Resources for Nonprofits of all types.

Department of Education offers Title Grants and Support to public and charter schools.

Serve Indiana provides resources, training and guidance to nonprofit organizations, and operates Volunteer Centers in many Hoosier cities in partnership with local United Way offices (see United Way Chapter link below).

The Indiana Arts Commission is in charge of distributing grant awards and program support to arts organizations and artists in cities around the state.

Indiana Election Division

Other Resources:

Indiana Philanthropy Alliance

United Way Chapters – Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network provides a list of information and training opportunities to UW members and their nonprofit partner organizations.

Association of Fundraising Professionals – Indiana State is a network of more than 370 professional fundraisers providing monthly education luncheons, brown bag series, ongoing networking events, a mentor program, and ongoing career support.

Charitable Allies, based in Indianapolis, is a charity that provides legal, educational, administrative support, training, and consulting services to Indiana nonprofits.

Charitable Advisors is a for-profit, social-purpose business that is focused on strengthening the nonprofit sector by increasing communications, sharing information about area nonprofits, highlighting national news, creating a one-stop nonprofit jobs portal and offering consulting services that help boards build sustainability and bridge leadership transitions. C.A. charges a small fee for each of its various services.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – Indiana distributes scholarships and manages volunteer activities within the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs. Interested in hosting a few of their participants? Click on the link above and give them a call.

Fractured Atlas – Indiana provides Fiscal Sponsorship support to arts organizations such as the Magic Thread Cabaret in Indianapolis and the Ballet Theatre of Indiana in Carmel.

The Fundraising School – University of Indiana operates within the University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. They offer 18 courses to develop your professional fundraising skills, and they confer Certificates in Nonprofit Executive Leadership and in Fundraising Management to individuals who complete their programs.

Hoosiers by the Numbers focuses specifically on labor market information for Indiana. These statistics are particularly helpful for schools and nonprofit job training and community re-entry programs.

The Indiana Public Library provides an online list of federal and state government grant departments and education-related foundation grant sources along with various resources to help with preparing proposals. 

The Indianapolis Public Library offers an extensive and exceptionally helpful website database called Nurturing the Nonprofit Organization: Nonprofit Resources, featuring articles, website links, support organizations, newsletters and other services for nonprofit organizations at all stages of development.

The Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County, serving the counties of Owen & Greene as well, strengthens the nonprofit sector through communication, collaboration, professional development, outreach and a list of available grants in the area. Cities they support include Bean Blossom, Benton, Bloomington, Clear Creek, Ellettsville, Harrodsburg, Indian Creek, Perry, Polk, Richland, Salt Creek, Stinesville, Van Buren, Washington and several other towns and townships.

The Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center in Allen County provides a variety of training and resources designed to enrich the strengths of its local nonprofit organizations in the cities of Fort Wayne, Leo-Cedarville, Huntertown, Harlan, Monroeville, Hoagland, New Haven, Woodburn, Grabill and Aboite.

SAVI (The Polis Center’s Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators Program) is another free online resource providing data focused on the central Indiana counties of Boone, Brown, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Putnam and Shelby. Along with the data, SAVI provides the tools to visualize and analyze the data for nonprofit strategy development and proposal writing preparation. Statistics include historical and current data on Poverty, Education, Housing, Crime, Population and Community Assets.

STATS Indiana provides easy, one-stop, online access to critical statistics for counties, cities, towns, townships, regions, census tracts and more within the state.

Top Foundations:

FOUNDATION NAME TOTAL ANNUAL GIVING 
Lilly Endowment, Inc.$277,485,893 
Lumina Foundation for Education$44,246,808 
Central Indiana Community Foundation$29,972,502 
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation$27,644,642 
Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust$15,599,522 
Elkhart County Community Foundation, Inc.$14,379,761 
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Foundation$13,951,788 
The Cummins Foundation Inc.$12,794,996 
John W. Anderson Foundation$10,864,200 
Community Foundation of St. Joseph County$10,516,803 
Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne$9,952,369 
Dekko Foundation, Inc.$9,857,999 
WellPoint Foundation$9,639,070 
Lincoln Financial Group Foundation$8,819,336 
Foellinger Foundation, Inc.$8,028,023 
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc.$7,809,137 
Ball Brothers Foundation$7,050,287 
Harrison County Community Foundation$5,594,008 
Legacy Foundation, Inc.$5,488,583 
George and Frances Ball Foundation$4,136,000 
Vectren Foundation$3,710,482 
Paul Ogle Foundation, Inc.$2,969,150 
AWS Foundation, Inc.$2,929,271 
Community Foundation Alliance, Inc.$2,745,082 
Community Foundation of Wabash County$2,728,275 
The Clowes Fund, Inc.$2,699,250 
Heritage Fund: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County$2,660,817 
The Porter County Community Foundation, Inc.$2,518,095 
Welborn Baptist Foundation$2,504,090 
The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc.$2,496,840 
Kosciusko County Community Foundation$2,491,455 
Christel DeHaan Family Foundation$2,244,573 
Foundations of East Chicago, Inc.$2,219,669 
Dearborn County Community Foundation$1,936,724 
Old National Bank Foundation$1,807,532 
Koch Foundation, Inc.$1,756,045 
The Blue River Community Foundation, Inc.$1,751,864 
Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc.$1,686,600 
The Community Foundation of Howard County, Inc.$1,662,476 
The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis$1,639,535

Community Foundations:

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION NAME GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS 
Adams County Community FoundationAdams County, IN 
Brown County Community FoundationBrown County, IN 
Cass County Community FoundationCass County, IN 
Central Indiana Community FoundationHamilton and Marion Counties, IN 
Community Foundation Alliance, Inc.IN 
Community Foundation of Bloomington & Monroe County, Inc.Bloomington, IN; Monroe County, IN 
Community Foundation of Crawford CountyIndiana 
Community Foundation of Grant CountyGrant County, IN 
Community Foundation of Greater Fort WayneAllen County, IN; Fort Wayne, IN; 
Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County, Inc.Madison, IN; Jefferson County, IN 
Community Foundation of Morgan CountyMorgan County, IN 
Community Foundation of Randolph County, Inc.Randolph County, IN 
Community Foundation of Southern IndianaClark, Floyd, and Harrison Counties, IN 
Community Foundation of St. Joseph CountySt. Joseph County, IN 
Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc.Switzerland County, IN 
Community Foundation of Wabash CountyWabash County, IN 
Community Foundation Partnership, Inc.Lawrence County, IN; Martin County, IN; 
Crown Point Community FoundationCrown Point and South Lake County Area, IN area 
Dearborn County Community FoundationDearborn County, IN 
Decatur County Community Foundation, Inc.Decatur County, IN 
DeKalb County Community Foundation, IncDeKalb County, IN 
Dubois County Community Foundation, Inc.Dubois County, IN 
Elkhart County Community Foundation, Inc.Elkhart County, IN 
Fayette County FoundationConnersville, IN; Fayette County, IN 
Franklin County Community Foundation, Inc.Franklin County, IN 
Greene County Foundation, Inc.Greene County, IN 
Hancock County Community Foundation, Inc.Hancock County, IN 
Harrison County Community FoundationHarrison County, IN 
Hendricks County Community FoundationHendricks County, IN 
Henry County Community Foundation, Inc.Henry County, IN 
Heritage Fund: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew CountyBartholomew County, IN 
Huntington County Community Foundation, Inc.Huntington County, IN 
Jennings County Community Foundation, Inc.Jennings County, IN 
Johnson County Community Foundation, Inc.Johnson County, IN 
Kosciusko County Community FoundationKosciusko County, IN area 
Lagrange County Community Foundation, Inc.Lagrange County, IN 
Legacy Foundation, Inc.Gary, IN; Hobart, IN; Lake County, IN 
Madison County Community FoundationMadison County, IN 
Marshall County Community FoundationMarshall County, IN 
Montgomery County Community FoundationMontgomery County, IN 
Noble County Community FoundationNoble County, IN 
Northern Indiana Community FoundationFulton, Miami, and Starke Counties, IN 
Ohio County Community Foundation, Inc.Ohio County, IN 
Orange County Community Foundation, Inc. (IN)Orange County, IN 
Owen County Community Foundation, Inc.Owen County, IN 
Parke County Community Foundation, Inc.Parke County, IN 
Portland FoundationJay County, IN 
Pulaski County Community FoundationPulaski County, IN 
Ripley County Community Foundation, Inc.Ripley County, IN 
Rush County Community FoundationRush County, IN 
Scott County Community FoundationScott County, IN 
South Madison Community FoundationSouth Madison County, IN 
Steuben County Community FoundationSteuben County, IN 
The Blue River Community Foundation, Inc.Shelby County, IN 
The Community Foundation of Boone CountyBoone County, IN 
The Community Foundation of Greater LafayetteTippecanoe, IN and surrounding counties. 
The Community Foundation of Howard County, Inc.Howard County, IN; Clinton County, IN; Carroll County IN 
The Community Foundation of Jackson CountyJackson County, IN 
The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc.Delaware and Muncie counties, IN 
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF)Dearborn County, IN; Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties in Kentucky; Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont Counties in Ohio 
The Jasper Foundation, Inc.Jasper and Newton Counties, IN 
The Porter County Community Foundation, Inc.Porter County, IN 
The Putnam County Community FoundationPutnam County, IN 
The Washington County Community Foundation, Inc.Washington County, IN 
Tipton County Foundation, Inc.Tipton County, IN 
Union County Foundation, Inc.Union County, IN 
Unity Foundation of LaPorte County, Inc.LaPorte County, IN 
Vermillion County Community FoundationVermillion County, IN 
Wabash Valley Community Foundation, Inc.Clay, Sullivan and Vigo Counties, IN 
Warren County Community Foundation, Inc.Warren County, IN 
Wayne County Foundation, Inc.Wayne County, IN 
Wells County Foundation, Inc.Wells County, IN 
Western Indiana Community Foundation, Inc.Vermillion County and Fountain County, IN 
Whitley County Community FoundationWhitley County, IN