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 90+ 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 opens October 1, 2022.   Organizations may request funding up to $5,000 for a program or project provided the request meets the eligibility requirements for this grant.

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

Trust Fund Grant Schedule:

October 1:                   Letter of Intent available

November 1:               Letter of Intent due

November 10:             Notification to applicants

December 10:             Application due

January 12, 2023:       Applicants notified

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