Community Assistance Grants

Junior League of Indianapolis Community Assistance Grants

Community Assistance Grants (CAGs) provide financially sound 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations with monetary support to meet community needs within a current JLI focus area (currently programs and projects that support youth in foster and kinship care.). Since 2000, nearly $5,000,000 has been awarded to local nonprofits. Click here to view the 2022-2023 CAG grant recipients.

Community Assistance Grants Information

The Community Assistance Grants cycle for 2023-2024 is now open in the JLI online Agency Portal and will close on September 30, 2023. Please note that all steps of the Community Assistance Grants will be completed online through the Agency Portal. Registration and application submission is available here. If you experience technical difficulties or have questions, email


Funded initiatives must fall within the JLI’s current focus area of programs and projects that support youth in foster and kinship care by addressing the needs of foster youth and kinship care.

CAG applicants must have a postal address and serve a constituency in Marion or one of the following surrounding counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan or Hendricks.

See Past Community Grant Recipients