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

The Community Assistance Grants cycle is now closed for 2018-2019. Please check back in September of 2019 for grants information for 2019-2020.

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

2018-2019

Teachers' Treasures - $50,000

The Villages - $20,000

Indy Women in Tech - $20,000

Hope Academy - $10,000

Assistance League of Indianapolis - $5,000

Exodus Refugee - $5,000

Horizon's at St. Richards Episcopal School - $5,000

Oaks Academy - $5,000

Paramount Schools of Excellence - $5,000

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