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USA: Indiana: Central Indiana

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Community Empowerment Grant

Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IBF)

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #141861

Grant Description

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Grant of $35,000 to an Indiana nonprofit organization or government entity for a project or program that advances justice, provides legal services, and furthers public education and understanding of the law in eligible regions. The successful project will provide opportunities for members of the legal community to participate on a pro bono or modest means basis. Eligible programs are those that benefit central Indiana.

The project to be funded must meet the Indianapolis Bar Foundation’s (IBF) mission to advance the administration of justice and an understanding of the law through philanthropy, education, and service. Through its grant award, the IBF wishes to support a project presented by an organization or collaborating organizations that seek to affect a substantial positive impact in central Indiana. 


  1. Project supports the IBF’s purpose by one or more of the following: (1) providing public education and understanding of the law; (2) providing direct delivery of legal services; or (3) advancement of justice.
  2. Project presents opportunities for members of the central Indiana legal community to participate on a pro bono or modest means basis.
  3. Project articulates a plan to be sustained by other funding beyond the grant from the IBF.  For example, if salary is a significant component and it will require on-going funds, please explain the plan to obtain on-going funds in the future.
  4. Project makes a significant impact in Central Indiana.  For example, either a new venture for the applicant organization(s) or a plan for significant supplementation to an existing service.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Project funding from IBF may be awarded only to non-profit organizations or government entities.

Organizations may partner to propose funding for a collaborative project.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022
Notice of Next Steps: By February 25, 2022
Presentation: March 4, 2022
Notice of Grant Decision: April 7, 2022

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Term of Contract:

The IBF typically funds one-year grant cycles.

Contact Information:

All materials are to be submitted electronically to by the applicable deadline date.

Indianapolis Bar Foundation
140 N. Illinois St.,
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 269-2000
Fax: (317) 269-1915

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