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Nonprofits, schools in east central Indiana eligible for support

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) is now accepting applications for two grants that aim to strengthen organizations serving youth in east central Indiana.

“This is a unique opportunity for local schools and organizations to receive in-depth, tailored support,” said Tami Silverman, IYI’s president and CEO. “We are excited to help strengthen local communities in their critical work with youth and children.”

Now in its 15th year, the grants are available to improve the organizational capacity of youth-serving nonprofit organizations in east central Indiana by providing:

  • Up to 95 hours of professional consulting from IYI to provide strategic planning, sustainability planning, board development, program development, evaluation, school and community impact, leadership development and executive coaching
  • A grant of $750 for one staff member to attend a professional development course or conference
  • Registration and travel stipend for one staff member to attend IYI’s 2019 Kids Count Conference in Indianapolis on Dec. 3-4
  • The opportunity to apply for a sub-award of up to $9,000 for approved organizational effectiveness/capacity-building purposes

Eligible nonprofit organizations or schools must:

  • Be legal entities
  • Provide services congruent with IYI’s mission to promote the healthy development of youth
  • Be located in and provide services to youth in Delaware, Randolph, Henry, Jay, Grant, Madison and/or Blackford counties of east central Indiana

Applications are due to IYI by 5 p.m. EST on Sept. 13, 2019.

Funding for these grants is generously provided by the Ball Brothers Foundation. For the past 15 years, the Ball Brothers Foundation has partnered with IYI to grow and strengthen organizations in east central Indiana.

Recipients of the 2018 grants include the Muncie Civic Theatre in Delaware County and Carey Services in Grant County.


About the Indiana Youth Institute

For three decades, Indiana Youth Institute has supported the youth services field through innovative trainings, critical data, and capacity-building resources, aiming every effort at increasing the well-being of all children.