Community Assistance Grants

Community Assistance Grants (CAGs) provide nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status
support to meet community needs within the current JLI focus area (preparing students for
academic success). Unlike our Community Project partners, CAG recipients do not receive
volunteer support from the JLI. Since 2000, more than $1,800,000 has been awarded to local
organizations.

Community Assistance Grants Information

Following submission and approval of a Letter of Intent on September 1, 2018 by 5pm, please submit a full application by October 15, 2018 by 5pm. The Application will provide the option of requesting funding of $50,000 OR $5,000 and up to $10,000 for a program or project. The Grants Committee will then select organizations who applied for funding of $50,000 with the highest overall score to present their proposal at the December General Membership Meeting. Applicants interested in receiving up to $5,000 and up to $10,000 will not be required to present at the December General Membership meeting.

Application Instructions

Application

Application Checklist

Eligibility

  • Funded initiatives must fall within the JLI’s current focus area to prepare students for
    academic success by,
    1. providing families with knowledge and resources to guide their children toward
      academic success
and/or 
    1. those that equip students, families and education providers with age-appropriate educational materials.
  • CAG applicants must be located in and serve a constituency in Marion or a surrounding county: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan or Hendricks.
  • Financially sound nonprofit organization classified as 501c(3) organizations


2018 – 2019 Key Dates

Mid-Year Report Due - May 1, 2019 by 5pm

Final Report Due - October 1, 2019 by 5pm


Past Community Assistance Grant Recipients

2017-2018 

Westminster Neighborhood Services - $25,000

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site - $10,000

Child Advocates - $10,000

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful - $10,000

United Way of Central Indiana - $10,000

Assistance League of Indianapolis - $5,000

Indiana Historical Society - $5,000

Indianapolis Children’s Choir - $5,000

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation - $5,000

John Boner Neighborhood Services - $5,000

Maplewood Elementary School - $5,000

Teachers’ Treasures - $5,000


2016 – 2017

The Villages - $25,000

Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. - $10,000

Goodwill Industries Foundation of Central Indiana, Inc. - $10,000

St. Mary’s Child Center - $10,000

Westminster Neighborhood Services - $10,000

Assistance League of Indianapolis - $5,000

Children’s Dyslexia Institute of Indiana - $5,000

Girls, Inc of Greater Indianapolis - $5,000

Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation - $5,000

The Indianapolis Public Library - $5,000

Teachers’ Treasures - $5,000

United Way of Johnson County - $5,000

2015 – 2016

Horizons at St. Richards Episcopal School - $25,000

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra - $10,000

Visually Impaired Preschool Services of Indiana - $10,000

Indianapolis Public Library Foundation - $10,000

Starfish Initiative - $10,000

Assistance League of Indianapolis - $5,000

Arts for Learning - $5,000

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site - $5,000

Girls, Inc of Greater Indianapolis - $5,000

John H. Boner Community Center - $5,000

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. - $5,000

Teachers’ Treasures - $5,000