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 2021-2022 CAG grant recipients.

Community Assistance Grants Information

The Community Assistance Grants cycle for 2022-2023 will open through the JLI online Agency Portal on November 15, 2022. After registering your non-profit organization, you will have the opportunity to complete the first step in the process by submitting a Letter of Intent. These letters are due by midnight on December 15, 2022. Please note that all steps of the Community Assistance Grants will be completed online through the Agency Portal. Please register your non-profit 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

Community Assistance Grants Calendar

November 15, 2022: LOI opens for applications
December 15, 2022: LOI due
January 12, 2023: Notification to full applicants
February 12, 2023: CAG Applications due
March 23, 2023: Member vote for CAG grants

Register your organization or login to your account to access the application and instructions.

Questions? Email