Trust Fund Grants

The Junior League of Indianapolis Trust Fund was established in 1929 to ensure the work of the first Junior League service project at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital would continue to draw financial support when the volunteer contract expired.  The Trust was created to allow interest to be given to the Occupational Therapy Department of the hospital. As the Trust grew, donations expanded beyond the hospital to include more organizations serving children with disabilities.

Over the 80+ year life of the Junior League Trust Fund, the Trust has distributed more than $550,000 to organizations serving children with mental and/or physical disabilities.

Trust Fund Grant Information

The Trust Fund Grant Cycle is now open for the 2020-2021 League year.  Organizations may request funding up to $5,000 for a program or project.

• Funded initiatives must serve children with mental and/or physical disabilities in Marion County
• Financially sound nonprofit organization classified as 501c(3) organizations

Key Dates:

January 4, 2021:  Trust Fund Letter of Intent opens
January 31, 2021:  Letter of Intent due
Applicants will receive notification in late February.
Full application will open in late February.
Application due mid-March.

Finalists awarded in April.

To apply, click here.

Trust Fund Contributions
If you would like to make a contribution to or learn more about the Junior League Trust Fund, please click here.

Thank you for your support!

See past Trust Fund Grant Recipients