For more than 50 years, the Indianapolis Bar Foundation has worked to ensure equal access to justice for all Indianapolis-area residents. In an effort to expand this impact on the greater Indianapolis community, applications from local organizations are now being accepted through June 30 for the foundation's annual Community Empowerment Grant. The grant will be awarded in September 2021.
The Community Empowerment Grant, formerly known as the Impact Fund Grant, has been awarded since 2011. In 2021, $35,000 will be awarded through the grant. Non-profit organizations and government entities are eligible for this grant, and the funds must be used to support a program that reinforces the foundation’s mission and presents opportunities for members of the central Indiana legal community to participate on a pro bono or modest means basis. Additional criteria and application instructions can be viewed online at indybar.org/grants.
The Community Empowerment Grant serves as a vehicle to maximize the financial generosity of Indianapolis Bar Foundation donors and to provide members of the Indianapolis Bar Association with compelling opportunities to donate their time through pro bono service. This grant is an important tool in the foundation’s efforts to fulfill its mission: to advance justice and lead positive change in Indianapolis through philanthropy, education and service.
Previous recipients of the grant include the Center for Human and Victim Rights, Kids' Voice of Indiana, Indy Reads, Peace Learning Center, the Joseph Maley Foundation, the Military Assistance Project of Indiana Legal Services Inc., Reach for Youth and the Health and Human Rights Clinic at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Organizations interested in applying for this grant should click here to access additional information and application materials. Applications are due June 30, 2021.