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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.
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.
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 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.
|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|
|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|
|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 FOUNDATION NAME||GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS|
|Adams County Community Foundation||Adams County, IN|
|Brown County Community Foundation||Brown County, IN|
|Cass County Community Foundation||Cass County, IN|
|Central Indiana Community Foundation||Hamilton 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 County||Indiana|
|Community Foundation of Grant County||Grant County, IN|
|Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne||Allen County, IN; Fort Wayne, IN;|
|Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County, Inc.||Madison, IN; Jefferson County, IN|
|Community Foundation of Morgan County||Morgan County, IN|
|Community Foundation of Randolph County, Inc.||Randolph County, IN|
|Community Foundation of Southern Indiana||Clark, Floyd, and Harrison Counties, IN|
|Community Foundation of St. Joseph County||St. Joseph County, IN|
|Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc.||Switzerland County, IN|
|Community Foundation of Wabash County||Wabash County, IN|
|Community Foundation Partnership, Inc.||Lawrence County, IN; Martin County, IN;|
|Crown Point Community Foundation||Crown Point and South Lake County Area, IN area|
|Dearborn County Community Foundation||Dearborn County, IN|
|Decatur County Community Foundation, Inc.||Decatur County, IN|
|DeKalb County Community Foundation, Inc||DeKalb County, IN|
|Dubois County Community Foundation, Inc.||Dubois County, IN|
|Elkhart County Community Foundation, Inc.||Elkhart County, IN|
|Fayette County Foundation||Connersville, 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 Foundation||Harrison County, IN|
|Hendricks County Community Foundation||Hendricks County, IN|
|Henry County Community Foundation, Inc.||Henry County, IN|
|Heritage Fund: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County||Bartholomew 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 Foundation||Kosciusko County, IN area|
|Lagrange County Community Foundation, Inc.||Lagrange County, IN|
|Legacy Foundation, Inc.||Gary, IN; Hobart, IN; Lake County, IN|
|Madison County Community Foundation||Madison County, IN|
|Marshall County Community Foundation||Marshall County, IN|
|Montgomery County Community Foundation||Montgomery County, IN|
|Noble County Community Foundation||Noble County, IN|
|Northern Indiana Community Foundation||Fulton, 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 Foundation||Jay County, IN|
|Pulaski County Community Foundation||Pulaski County, IN|
|Ripley County Community Foundation, Inc.||Ripley County, IN|
|Rush County Community Foundation||Rush County, IN|
|Scott County Community Foundation||Scott County, IN|
|South Madison Community Foundation||South Madison County, IN|
|Steuben County Community Foundation||Steuben County, IN|
|The Blue River Community Foundation, Inc.||Shelby County, IN|
|The Community Foundation of Boone County||Boone County, IN|
|The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette||Tippecanoe, 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 County||Jackson 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 Foundation||Putnam 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 Foundation||Vermillion 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 Foundation||Whitley County, IN|