We are excited to offer an opportunity for youth-serving nonprofit organizations in east central Indiana to boost their impact. 

With funding provided by the Ball Brothers Foundation, we invite community and faith-based youth-serving nonprofit organizations to apply for assistance to improve their current effectiveness and their capacity to serve in the future.  

Grantees are limited to organizations within the following counties: Delaware, Randolph, Henry, Jay, Madison, Grant, and Blackford counties.  Two grants will be awarded. 

This is the 15th year of this unique grant opportunity, which aims to help strengthen organizations and their communities. 

Please click the headings below to learn more and apply.  

  • Grant details

    Each grant recipient will receive the following: 

    • Approximately 95 hours of coaching and technical assistance focused on one or more of the following: 
      • Strategic planning 
      • Sustainability planning 
      • Board development 
      • Program development 
      • Evaluation  
      • Youth mentoring program development  
      • Leadership development and executive coaching  
      • Organizational effectiveness  
      • School and community impact  
    • Registration and travel stipend for one person to attend IYI’s Kids Count Conference in Indianapolis – Dec. 3 and 4, 2019  
    • Professional development stipend of $750 for one person to attend a professional development training or conference of their choosing within the life the grant.   
    • The opportunity (based on successful progress of other activities) to apply for a sub-award of $9,000 to be used only for approved organizational effectiveness/capacity-building purposes, not operational costs. 
  • Process & deadline
    • Applications are due to IYI by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 
    • We will contact selected applicants by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. Selected site visits will be conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
    • Final grantees will be notified on Oct. 1
    • Technical assistance will take place between October 201and May 2020
    • Application for sub-award funding will occur in spring 2020
  • Selection criteria

    Eligible non-profit organizations or schools must:

    • Be legal entities
    • Be located in and provide services to youth of Delaware, Randolph, Henry, Jay, Grant, Madison and/or Blackford counties of east central Indiana
    • Provide services congruent with IYI’s mission to promote the healthy development of youth 
    • Be open to coaching and willing to benefit from technical assistance
    • Have potential for and willingness to work toward providing increased services in terms of numbers served, programs offered or greater impact
    • Submit a complete application 
  • Recommendations

    To support you in the application process, we’d like to share the following tips and recommendations:

    • The grant application is an online form.
    • The form contains questions related to your organization’s programs, organizational effectiveness and outcomes. Six attachments are also required.
    • Your entries onto the online form will not save if you close the browser window. We recommend you consider preparing your responses in a different program, and copy/paste into the fields.
    • If information related to a question is unavailable or a question is not applicable to your organization, please write in “N/A” into the field.
  • Online application

    Ready to apply? Complete the online application.

We [Carey Services, Inc.] are more robust in operation, planning and fund development tactics. Our improved ability to communicate the impact we are making will serve to demonstrate to donors and prospective donors about how they can help!

James Allbaugh, president and CEO of Carey Services, Inc., previous grant recipient

We’re extremely grateful for the guidance provided by the specialists through the IYI grant. We are doing so much better than we ever have in terms of recruiting and training quality employees.

Laura Williamson, executive artistic director for Muncie Civic Theatre, previous grant recipient