Newsletter August 2017

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT: Summer Learning Day at Bauer Family Resources
Thank you to everyone who attended Bauer's proclamation of Summer Learning Day! They were happy to welcome Justin Mount from Senator Joe Donnelly's office, Monty Hulse with Indiana Afterschool Network, Officer Amos with Police Lafayette, and faculty members from Oakland High School. They showcased youth artwork and went on a photo scavenger hunt with the kids throughout the community center and the park! GREAT WORK CELEBRATING #SummerLearningDay!

SPECIAL PROMOTION: Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning
Join hundreds of IN out-of-school professionals in the Academy between now and Oct. 31st and lock in a rate of $60 for 2 years per learner! All courses are aligned with the IN Afterschool Standards, CYC credential and CCDF requirements! MORE HERE.

Debbie Zipes To Step Down As Leader of the Indiana Afterschool Network
In preparation for Debbie's departure, the Board of Directors has taken steps to ensure the continued positive impact of IAN across the state. A Search Committee has been formed and the search for her successor is currently open. Read more, including Debbie's farewell letter to the field HERE.

CONGRATULATIONS to Brent Wake, Executive Director, Indiana State Alliance of YMCAs. The White-Riley-Peterson (WRP) Policy Fellowship is a part of a partnership between The Riley Institute at Furman and the Mott Foundation. In the 10-month program, Fellows will study afterschool/expanded learning policy and develop and implement state-level policy projects in partnership with their Statewide Afterschool Networks (the Indiana Afterschool Network) and the national Afterschool Alliance. Read more HERE.

POLICY UPDATE from the AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE: THANK YOU + the policy road map to protecting afterschool funding
When the President called for elimination of funding for afterschool, we asked you to act. And act you did: you sent 71,500 emails to Congress, joined 300 face-to-face meetings, set up dozens of site visits with policymakers, and helped hundreds of afterschool representatives make the case for afterschool on Capitol Hill.

Did it matter? YES! We've gone from $0 and 1.6 million kids losing afterschool, to a proposal in Congress that keeps programs for 1.4 million kids nationwide. But the budget battle is far from over.

Now is the perfect opportunity to take stock and determine the path ahead. Find out where we are, where we've been, and what lies ahead for afterschool advocates and supporters in our latest policy blog, "You are here: The policy road map to protecting afterschool funding."Learn what has happened, what's in store and you YOU can play a role as an advocate for aferschool! More HERE.

LIGHTS ON 2017 is October 26th!
JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION OF AFTERSCHOOL! #LightsOnAfterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. What are you working on to join in and send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs? 

Upcoming Regional Afterschool Network Meetings

Greater Terre Haute Afterschool Network (Greater THAN)
Thursday, August 10, 9:00 AM Eastern Time
Terre Haute Children's Museum
727 Wabash Ave. Terre Haute, IN 47807 

Bloomington Afterschool Network
Friday, August 11, 10:00 AM Eastern Time
Monroe County Public Library
303 E Kirkwood Avenue Bloomington, IN 47408 

Evansville Afterschool Committee
Friday, August 18, 11:00 AM Central Time
Berry Plastics
101 Oakley Street Evansville IN 47710 

Now We're Involved (NWI) Afterschool Coalition
Thursday, August 24, 10:00 AM Central Time
IUSB - South Bend Indiana
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2018 Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning
April 9-10, 2018
Indiana Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis
Stay tuned for sponsor and exhibitor information later this summer.
Participant registration opens in November! 
Learn more about our FIRST sponsors HERE.

Would you like to build your organization's capacity to expand your clients' financial capability?
Prosperity Indiana has been awarded an AmeriCorps State grant to help you do just that. AmeriCorps members in the Indiana Financial Capability Corps (IFCC) will serve for 10 months within community organizations that work with low-to-moderate income families and individuals, and who are interested in integrating financial capability.

The IFCC will use Prosperity Now's tool called Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services to implement the integration model. With the help of supervisors, members of the IFCC will develop a strategic design for successful integration using The Guide, national research, and other implementation tools - like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Your Money, Your Goals financial empowerment toolkit - to assist organizations in deciding on the best approach to maximize their impact while educating their clients.

They expect to place 15 full-time (at least 1,700 hours of service) AmeriCorps members at selected nonprofit agencies. AmeriCorps members will be provided extensive training, a living allowance, an education award at the successful completion of their service term, and loan forbearance for qualified student loans. They expect the term of service to be from October 2, 2017 through August 2018.

Interested organizations should download the host site application here and to learn about the AmeriCorps' service description, click HERE Application due no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Advancing Informal STEM Learning
This National Science Foundation program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; and advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments. Maximum of $3,000,000 over a period of up to five years  

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is intended to be an incubator of promising research and development projects that may ultimately enhance the development, health, safety, education or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age across the country. The foundation provides funding in the following areas: early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education.
Deadline for proposals is Saturday, September 30

The Finish Line Youth Foundation, the charitable arm of athletic products retailer Finish Line, provides funding to youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged children and those with special needs.

To that end, the foundation administers three grant programs: Programmatic grants, Legacy grants, and Founder's grants.

1) Programmatic Grants: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in support of community-based athletic programs and to established camps that teach active lifestyle and team-building skills.

2) Legacy Grants: Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to support new facilities improvements and/or renovations to existing buildings, grounds, and property.

3) Founder's Grants: Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for emergency needs that may be keeping the organization from providing current services, such as a natural disaster or other unforeseen fiscal circumstance.

More information.

The Home Depot Foundation   offers grants, up to $5,000, to IRS-registered 501c designated organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. The primary goal is to provide grants and volunteer opportunities to support the renovation, refurbishment, retrofitting, accessibility modifications, and/or weatherization of existing homes, community centers, schools and other similar facilities. Deadline December 31. More information.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The foundation is accepting applications for its Youth Literacy Grants program. Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations in support of efforts to help students who are reading below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading, including those with individualized education plans (IEPs). More info HERE.

The Festival Fund was established in 2011 to support and promote the activities of organizations in the greater Indianapolis area that enrich cultural life by celebrating cultural expression and encourage understanding and appreciation for different cultures. Qualifying community organizations may apply to receive funding to support their international or cultural event in grant awards ranging from $500-$2,000. The Fund is supported by a generous grant from the Indianapolis Foundation with additional support from the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation.

Target Youth Soccer Grants program provides up to $1K of support for player registration fees, player and field equipment, and training and professional development for volunteer coaches. Deadline Aug. 30.  

Project Learning Tree is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for environmental service-learning projects through its GreenWorks! grants program, which is designed to help students make their schools greener and healthier by, for example, implementing a recycling program, conserving water and energy, improving air quality, or establishing a school garden or outdoor classrooms and integrating these projects into the curriculum.

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support environmental projects that demonstrate service-learning, exemplify student voice, and involve at least one community partner. To be eligible, projects must secure at least 50 percent in matching funds (in-kind acceptable).

Karma for Cara Foundation encourages kids 18 and under to apply for funds between $250 and $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities. Whether it is turning a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground or helping senior citizens, Karma For Care Foundation wants to hear what kids are passionate about. 

TechPoint Foundation for Youth has $500 Robotics Grants available to any 501c3 that does not already have a VEX IQ Robotics team!

The Robotics Grant includes:
· VEX IQ Robotics Kit
· Project Lead the Way classroom Activities
· Professional Development Training and ongoing support
· Team Registration Cost
We are looking for enthusiastic educators, who are interested in beginning a robotics team, to apply for the grant. No experience needed.

We have already awarded over 450 grants and we have more available! This grant application is straight forward, easy to complete and there is no catch! This is an amazing and unique opportunity for Indiana schools and we don't want your school to miss out! 


The Indiana Afterschool Network helps promote and strengthen program quality in out-of-school learning across Indiana.


1.  Use Indiana's Top Ten Quality Standards for OST as a pathway to quality improvement.

2.  Assess your program sites and organization by using the Indiana Quality Program Self-Assessment (IN-QPSA)

3.  Develop your staff using the NEW! Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning .  A high quality, online training specifically designed for Out-of-School Time Professionals

This NEW online PD system was created in partnership with the National Afterschool Association and Child Care Aware and offers the latest in training specifically designed for Indiana's before school, after school, school age child care and summer programs.

Benefits to Your Program and Staff:
*    Professional Development anytime, anywhere!
*    36 Best Practice Learning Modules (2 hours each)
*    Aligned with IN Afterschool Standards and IN Youth Development Credential (IYD)
*    In-depth curriculum content, interactivity and rich visuals
*    Useful resources and real life scenarios
*    Pre- and Post-tests
*    Certificates and User accounts to track progress
*    Customer Service
*    Technical Assistance

Thanks to a generous grant from Lilly Endowment.
For more information:
Contact Bri Gaston-Bell
Solar Eclipse STEM Resources
The eclipse on Monday afternoon, August 21st will be visible for most of the US. This is a great way to create some interest and engagement in #STEM, and there are many, many free resources available via this link from Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Resources include maps of where and when eclipse viewing is possible, information of how eclipses happen, children's books, and links to live viewing through NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration. More HERE

Afterschool & STEM: System-Building Evaluation 2016

This evaluation is among the first at a large scale to measure the impact of afterschool programs on students' STEM-related attitudes and social-emotional/21st-century skills. The primary goals of this work were (1) to examine levels of change in youth outcomes among programs receiving resources and training support from system-building states; (2) to inform on national trends related to STEM learning, such as gender or grade differences in science interest; and (3) to link STEM program quality with student outcomes and facilitator beliefs.  

Girls Who Code, the national non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology
Technology is changing everything about the way we live and work. Computing skills are the most sought-after in the US job market, with demand growing 3X the national average - but girls across the US are being left behind. Today, less than a quarter of computing jobs are held by women, and that number is declining. Clubs are free after-school programs for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. They can be hosted in schools, universities, libraries, community centers, faith-based organizations, or nonprofits. There's ZERO fee to start a Club. 

The Afterschool STEM Hub is a collaboration among out-of-school-time program leaders and stakeholders to provide coordinated messaging and communications that impact advocacy and policy and help ensure the important place of informal, afterschool and summer programs in the STEM learning ecosystem.  It is led by the Afterschool Alliance and generously supported by STEM Next, an initiative launched by the Noyce Foundation. NAA is a member of the Hub.  For more information on this initiative (including the list of participating organizations) please visit  

Afterschool Alliance list of STEM funding

Indiana Department of Education STEM School Certification Program
For details on the process to earn the IDOE designation of a STEM School, follow THIS LINK Note that, to be certified as an IDOE STEM school, a school must offer an afterschool program in STEM.
Connect & collaborate with STEM programs through The Connectory!
With the launch of The Connectory, it's easier than ever for kids to connect with STEM programs and opportunities, and for STEM practitioners to collaborate, develop partnerships, and share resources. This free online collaboration tool gives STEM program providers a chance to find partners based on interests as well as a platform to showcase STEM opportunities to families. Families, in turn, have a free, go-to resource to connect the children in their lives to STEM learning opportunities in their community.

21st Century Scholar Enrollment
The application deadline for seventh and eighth grade students to apply for the 21st Century Scholars program is June 30, 2017. The 2017-18 application will open after July 1, 2017. 

INvestEd is a team of experts who travel the entire state of Indiana sharing resources and information about the college planning and financial aid process. They provide FREE help that includes group presentations at schools, meeting with families, and useful resources on their website. INvestEd can help your students and families with any of their college planning and funding questions. Connecting with them is easy! Call 317-715-9007 or email them at

Indiana Youth Institute's NEW College and Career Success Mentoring Toolkit
The FREE Toolkit offers a complete plan for your program, whether you already focus on postsecondary readiness or you're looking to include it. The Toolkit has an appendix that's full of sample forms, links to program resources and a program assessment tool! Download your copy today!

New 21st Century Scholar Resource Available! The purpose of the Community Partner Training Manual is to provide schools, youth serving organizations, colleges and volunteers with tools, guidance and information to best support 21st Century Scholars. Click here for additional Scholar resources available on our website.

Indiana Department of Education Office of College and Career Readiness This site will provide you with helpful information regarding the new Indiana Academic Standards, as well as information about content subject areas, Career and Technical Education, STEM and eLearning. What does it mean to be college and career ready? In Indiana, this is defined as an individual who has the knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in post-secondary education and economically viable career opportunities.

The Commission for Higher Education's Outreach Staff are looking to connect with community leaders, volunteers, community-based organizations, college partners and school leaders to trainings and support on enrolling students into the 21st Century Scholars Program, guiding Scholars in the Scholar Success Program requirements and utilizing Learn More Indiana's resources around college planning and career success. To learn more about training and partnership opportunities within your community, please contact your Regional Outreach Coordinator.

Professional Development Grants from IYI
IYI offers professional development grants of up to $750 to help youth-serving professionals pay for the registration cost and hotel or travel costs associated with a professional development opportunity. Submit an application by the tenth of the month to receive a decision by the first of the following month. More HERE.


Building A Lifetime of Financial Stability - A Lunch & Learn
Join subject matter experts, and a graphic facilitator for a video and discussion on "What It's Worth," the book published by Prosperity Now and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco addressing the financial future of families and communities. Learn strategies to build financial capability from early childhood through retirement and practical ways to incorporate these strategies with your family, community, and clients. A complimentary lunch and a copy of "What It's Worth" will be provided to every registrant
Discussions will take place between August and October 2017 and are planned in the following four locations: Tippecanoe, Porter, Shelby, and Vanderburgh Counties. Learn more and register HERE

Better Together Youth Summit (September 22)
Summer is a great time to relax, refresh, and gear up for the next school year. It's also a great time to learn from and collaborate with other youth leaders! Join Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII), a signature program of Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, for BETTER TOGETHER-a one-day regional summit to inspire and be inspired! Open to youth and youth-serving adults, the BETTER TOGETHER Regional Summits take place at three locations throughout Indiana: Park Tudor School (Indianapolis), Country Lake Retreat (Southern Indiana), and Peabody Public Library (NE Indiana). Register now for a philanthropic adventure that will leave you with creative, practical, and useful information to begin or continue the transformation of your local community and grow tomorrow's leaders.

2017 Day Of Service: PR For Purpose
AUGUST 12 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Hoosier PRSA Chapter is pleased to provide area non-profit organizations with pro bono public relations counsel through our 2017 Day of Service: PR for Purpose. Our goal is to be an additional resource to our local community in helping nonprofits fill public relations needs or leverage new public relations opportunities. PR for Purpose is a one-day event that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. - noon ET at Indiana Farm Bureau Assembly Halls in Indianapolis.

Please email Public Service Committee Co-Chair Whitney Moorman at to apply as a nonprofit. This year's application deadline is Friday, July 14. 

Fly in for an Educator Open House at the Indianapolis Zoo!
Aug. 17 * 4pm-6pm * $5
Explore the Zoo, experience the new Bicentennial Pavilion and view a Magnificent Macaw presentation. See how the Zoo can be your classroom by learning about the educational opportunities the Indianapolis Zoo has to offer you and your students. Light snacks and beverages will be available. Register HERE.

INDIANAPOLIS: Transforming URban Neighborhoods
September 30, 2017 from 12-6 p.m Circle City's 2017 celebration of urban sustainability - farm, food, health and environment. Enjoy over 50 hands-on demonstrations, exhibits, children's activities, music and food. Kimbal Musk of The Kitchen Community presents the Keynote at 1 p.m. 

2017 Because KIDS COUNT® Conference
November 27-29 Indiana Convention Center
Registration for the 2017 Because KIDS COUNT® Conference is now open for the largest gathering in the Midwest of youth-serving professionals. This two-day, first-class conference experience is packed with educational workshops, nationally recognized speakers, a resources trade show and amazing networking opportunities.
Conference Early Bird Rate: $150 (rate through 9/6)
One-Day Rates: $85 (rate through 9/6)
Click here to register and learn more about the conference. 

Stewards of Children
As part of the Early Intervention and Prevention (EIP) Initiative, Children's Bureau Neighborhood Alliance for Child Safety (NACS) is the proud facilitator of the national child sexual abuse prevention training program Stewards of Children in Marion County. This national award winning program is a prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. To learn about the days & times we are hosting this FREE program, please visit:

The Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) training team provides a variety of in-person and online trainings for anyone who would like to gain more expertise on a topic. While these events are often promoted through the IPRC listserv and the event calendar, the training portal is where all the information and registration for these trainings can be located. Several free and interactive online courses are part of this training portal and contain hour-long, self-paced modules for alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, tobacco, motivational interviewing, and many more! Most of the trainings that are offered provide continued education units and certificates for completion. For more information on our training resources or to request our training catalog, visit  or email

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers a variety of training for everyone who wants to learn more about domestic violence issues. If you are interested in attending an in-person program or webinar, we hope you will join us. Click here for a list of trainings.

Camptown First Aid Training
You can gain the skills and confidence to act in an emergency.  Every year millions of people learn how to help their families, co-workers and neighbors with courses in First Aid, CPR, and AED.  Whether you choose the basic Heart Saver program which includes First Aid, CPR, & AED for Adult, Child, & Infant or you need the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Workers Camptown can meet your training needs.  Camptown offers deeply discounted First Aid & CPR training for schools, churches, camps and other, not for profit organizations.  For more information, please contact us at

The Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network
offers trainings across Indiana on a wide range of nonprofit management topics. The upcoming calendar of workshops and more info here:
Indiana Youth Institute Trainings and Cafés NEAR YOU
Topics including Technology Safety, Reaching Uninsured Families and others will be provided at various locations in including: Merrillville, South Bend, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Evansville and New Albany.  More info here:


The National Afterschool Association Expert Hub is now live! This new service will help afterschool and expanded learning programs connect with vetted experts for projects and training programs. NAA member organizations can use the NAA Expert Hub to find experts at no cost. Learn more HERE.

WEBINAR - A Fresh Look at Logic Models: Enhance and Amplify Their Value
August 17, 2017 1:00 - 2:15 pm (Eastern)
You have a logic model, but are you using it to its fullest? Go beyond the basics of developing logic models and theories of change, and look at them through a new lens to amplify your impact. Join this conversation with evaluation experts and mentoring practitioners for approaches to assess your models, revise for increased outcomes, and utilize fully to enhance all aspects of your organization. Register HERE.

Save the Date: Beyond School Hours (BSH) XXI
Mark your calendars for BSH XXI on February 21-24, 2018 at Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL!

Stay tuned for future announcements at the conference website: 

MCCOY releases 2017 Youth Activity Directory book, app
The Marion County Commission on Youth, Inc. (MCCOY) recently released its 2017 Youth Activity Directory (YAD), which contains more than 600 listings of summer, afterschool and volunteer programs and events for youth in central Indiana. The app can be downloaded to any Apple or Android smart phone or tablet by searching "MCCOY Youth Activity Directory." If you would like a print copy of the YAD or more info, visit:

D. Susan Wisely Award
Applications are due Monday, August 14, 2017.

The D. Susan Wisely "Youth Worker of the Year" Award will recognize an individual's extraordinary impact on Indiana's youth and support his or her continued professional development. The award is provided courtesy of the D. Susan Wisely Leadership Legacy Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Nominees are free to propose any professional development opportunity and associated expenses, with the exception of IYI events. Proposals need not include a complete budget or brochures - all necessary confirmation and documentation will be obtained from the award recipient after notification.

The recipient will be recognized at the Indiana Youth Institute's Because KIDS COUNT Conference in November 2017. More info HERE.

The National 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book , released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, ranked Indiana 28th in the nation for child well-being. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book measures child well-being in four domains - family and community, economic, education and health. Indiana ranks 19th in the economic domain, 31st in the family and community, 35th in health and 14th in education. While there have been many improvements, The KIDS COUNT Data Book reveals some areas of concern for Hoosier children. One of the biggest concerns is that Indiana continues to struggle with the percentage of children living in high-poverty areas. At 13 percent, this represents more than 200,000 children, an 18 percent increase compared to 2008-2012 data.
Download your copy of the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book  HERE .

Dekko Foundation Child Development Resources
Resources about how children grow and learn.  The Dekko Foundation encourages grantseekers, parents and anyone who interacts with children and young people to read and use these timeless resources. 

The Indiana State Museum is proud to offer free museum admission to groups of 10 or more K-12 students visiting from 21st Century Community Learning Centers during school breaks. ISM can help K-12 students meet Indiana Academic Standards in physical science, earth science, life science and STEM-related standards. Research shows that encounters with original artifacts, performances, and hands-on activities, all available at the Indiana State Museum, reach children who do not respond well to traditional teaching methods. Research further demonstrates that children who visit museums have higher achievement in math, reading and science. Please contact Sarah Rapp-Johnson at for more information, or visit to register for a free field trip.

NCASE Resource Library
New, rich resource to stay informed and support your efforts to increase access and improve program quality. The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.

Accessible High-speed Internet- Connect2Compete (C2C) is a national not for profit initiative through Brighthouse, aimed at bringing students and families nationwide online by providing $9.95/month high-speed Internet, low-cost computers and free digital literacy training. Visit  for more information or to sign up. INTERNET ESSENTIALS, is a Comcast program designed to expand broadband adoption among low-income American households with at least one child eligible to receive free or reduced price school lunches. To learn more or to apply, please call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855­-846­-8376) or visit  

The Office of Child Care's Child Care Technical Assistance Network (CCTAN)
Website featuring a wide range of resources to help communities build integrated child care systems that enable parents to work and promote the health and development of children.

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections provides a continually updated, free, and easily searchable collection of research on child care and early education for researchers and policymakers. The Web site, , provides access to more than 25,000 resources, including original scholarly research, government reports, factsheets and briefs, data sets, and instruments.

The Homework Hotline started in 1991 as a toll-free telephone service. Several online features have been added in recent years, and the iPhone app gives students easier access to Rose-Hulman students that are available as hotline tutors from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday during the school year. Supported by the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Homework Hotline provides toll-free math and science tutoring services by calling 1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673) or through the website

Resource available Students Stumped by Studies - Thanks to an innovative Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student, there's now The AskRose app, which links Indiana middle and high-school students with free homework math and science assistance. The app is available at the iTunes App Store

2-1-1 is now State-Wide in Indiana!   All 92 counties with all 6,483,802 Hoosiers now have access to the free 24/7/365 service that helps people find the help they need to obtain safe, affordable housing, food and utilities, mental and physical health care, employment, volunteer opportunities and many other things that can lead to happier, healthier, safer individuals and families in our communities. DIAL 2-1-1 TODAY IF YOU NEED HELP OR IF YOU WANT TO GIVE HELP. 

Nonprofit Jobs Board
The Not-for-Profit News jobs database, in partnership with ExactHire, which gives nonprofit employers and workers tools to promote and manage your job searches.  

Charitable Advisors also now has newsletters for northern and southern IN

JOB OPPORTUNITY: President - Indiana Afterschool Network (IAN).
Seeking youth development champion to support and advance the afterschool field and movement in Indiana and across the country. IAN is one of the leading afterschool networks in the country. Work with a capable staff of seven and engaged statewide board to expand access to high quality learning opportunities beyond the school day that prepare them for success in education, careers and life. The Board seeks an outgoing, community-oriented candidate with strong leadership, fund development, financial management, partnership, and organization skills....more HERE.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Serve Indiana is seeking qualified applications for their Communications and Training Manager open position! The purpose of this position is to oversee Serve Indiana's communications including social media, newsletter and marketing needs. In addition, the Manager will organize and facilitate all Serve Indiana trainings and events alongside other team members. The position is overseen by the Assistant Director and requires some travel and outreach efforts.

Serve Indiana is a division of the Department of Workforce Development within the State of Indiana. The position is a "Program Director" position within the state and applicants can apply at  . 


Thomas P. and Sondra D. Sheehan Charitable Foundation
Tom and Soni Sheehan focus on improving the lives of children facing debilitating medical challenges. They provide financial support for medical treatments, prostheses, and mobility devices that children living with physical deformities and medical issues need to overcome obstacles. More info  HERE .

DuPont Pioneer's giving program focuses on preK-12 education, food security and community betterment. Amount: $5000 Contact your local DuPont Pioneer Representative for more information. More info HERE.

The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to address the needs vital to the health of its communities. Annually, the Foundation funds more than $25 million in charitable grants, with a focus on education, environment, economic and workforce development and community impact. Learn more:

American Honda Foundation Grants  The American Honda Foundation's funding priorities are STEM education, the environment, job training and literacy. Nonprofits, public school districts, private/public elementary and secondary schools are eligible to apply. Funding deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 each year. The maximum award is $75,000.

Half Price Books
Need books for your classroom or program? Half Price Books will consider requests from nonprofit organizations and educators that focus on literacy, the environment, or education. 

Fuel Up to Play 60 
The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Funds can be used to conduct in-school promotions focused on creating a healthier school and to implement Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays. Funds can also be used for professional development, nutrition education materials, and physical education equipment & materials.

Surdna Foundation 
The Surdna Foundation believes that art and culture training programs can help young people achieve their educational and career goals, and catalyze change in their communities. The Thriving Cultures Program therefore supports programs that successfully connect teens to artistically rigorous and culturally relevant programs that equip them with practical and life-enhancing skills. The Surdna Foundation value programs that prepare young, emerging artists to be creative and innovative leaders in their communities. Amount varies. More info HERE

Good Sports  
helps lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By working closely with teams, coaches, and community leaders across the United States, the organization is able to focus on the respective needs of each individual program and help offset the main factors causing the greatest challenges. Good Sports is accepts applications on a rolling deadline from organizations and schools for equipment, apparel, and footwear for a wide range of sports. 
The NEA Foundation is inviting applications for its Learning and Leadership Grants program. The program provides support to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education through grants to individuals to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research; or to groups for collegial study (including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for new faculty or staff). To be eligible, applicants must be a public school educator in grades Pre-K-12; a public school education support professional; or faculty and staff members at a public institution of higher education. Preference will be given to members of the National Education Association. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study. All $5,000 group grant applicants must include partner information. Deadlines for applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 15.
The Safeway Foundation supports nonprofit organizations whose mission is aligned with four priority areas: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with disabilities. All organizations funded by The Safeway Foundation must serve the community where we operate stores. Amount: Varies. Deadline: Quarterly.

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA.) The fund awards grants to organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and softball programs and facilities. The mission of BTF is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball throughout the world. BTF funds programs, fields, coaches training and uniforms, equipment and other selected program expenses. In addition, BTF provides educational support to grant recipients and applicants, to help organizations become self-sufficient and effective. Rolling deadline. More  HERE.

Grant Opportunities: Voices for Healthy Kids 
Both opportunities have rolling deadlines and the amount varies. More info  HERE.  
Strategic Campaign Funds: (Open RFA grant opportunity) aim to fund strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on fighting childhood obesity through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns. The duration of these grants will vary but will generally be 1 year or less. Awards can be made up to $90,000. Applications must be specific to an individual campaign goaled to change public policy in one state, local, or tribal geographic location and must align with one of the six Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. Budgets must include one Campaign Coordinator position and a legal contingency of no less than 5% of the operating budget as well as matching funds on behalf of the applicant.  
Rapid Response grant opportunities: aim to fund short-term, reactive projects expected to be pushing policies for passage in the next three to six months and must align with one of the six Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. These grants provide strategic and supplemental funding for ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact in the fight against childhood obesity. Rapid Response awards range from $15,000 to $100,000 and project duration is anywhere between two weeks to six months. Funding is for non-lobbying activities only, must include a legal contingency of no less that 5%, and cannot be used for staff salaries.

Delta Dental Foundation provides financial support through its Brighter Futures Community Grants program to various community organizations and programs which promote/provide oral health care for children. This year, the DDF will be providing $150,000 to support programs which specifically focus on children's oral health. More HERE.

Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation
Supports a wide range of programs that serve vulnerable children including children who are ill, orphaned, disabled, injured, abused or malnourished as well as children with limited or no access to education. Grant range:  $1,000 - $15,000.  Deadline:  rolling. 

The American Electric Power Foundation considers requests from organizations in communities served by AEP's regional utilities. The Foundation focuses on improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education, protecting the environment, providing basic human services in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety, and enriching the quality of life in communities through art, music and cultural heritage. Deadline: Rolling Amount: not less than $15,000.
American Family Insurance protects dreams by helping strengthen and support individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities. American Family Insurance also sponsors events and activities that build stronger ties with customers through memorable, beneficial experiences. Deadline: rolling Amount: $250-$10,000 Info HERE.

Signing for Change grants available from $1,000 to $10,000 for nonprofit organizations driving social change in their communities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information including selection criteria, click HERE.

Wish You Well Foundation
The Wish You Well Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in the United States. The focus of the Foundation's grantmaking is on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Amount: Up to $10,000 Deadline: Rolling
Finish Line Youth Foundation
The Finish Line Youth Foundation provides funding to organizations that youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged and special needs children. Deadline: Rolling  Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000.

Advancing Student Achievement, a program of the Actuarial Foundation

ASA grants support math programs that open students' minds to the practical power of math. The purpose of an ASA grant is to support math enhancement programs that bridge the gap between classroom and real world mathematics. MORE HERE. 
Deadline: Rolling Amount: up to $5,000
The First Lady's Foundation exists for the purpose of encouraging and supporting Indiana youth and families. Deadline: Rolling (one application per 365-day period) Amount: $500 or $1,000
Marsh Supermarkets believes that giving back to the community is essential for their growth. Their participation carries forward a long tradition and a steadfast commitment to help improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.  Under $1,000: Six weeks in advance of the event or date needed.$1,000 or more: Six months in advance- preferably by November of the year prior to your event for consideration during annual budget planning.

Sears Holdings
The goal of Sears Holdings is to be part of the community and contribute in ways that enrich the lives of people residing in those areas. By helping to create stronger communities, they enhance the quality of life for customers and associates. Amount varies. Deadline varies.

Beyond traditional banking products and services, Key supports communities through the important work of KeyBank Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1969 and funded by KeyCorp. The Foundation's mission is to support organizations and programs that prepare individuals for thriving futures and is advanced through the two funding priorities of thriving students and a thriving workforce. Amount varies.

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood provides grants for innovative, creative projects and programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age. Amount varies.

My Macy's District Grants support nonprofit organizations and initiatives that are important to individual local communities where Macy's stores are located and that fall within the Macy's focus areas-arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS and women's issues. Amount varies. MORE HERE. 

The Children's Obesity Fund
offers grants to nonprofit organizations that share its mission for improving children's health. Preference is given to organizations with programs that fight childhood obesity. Amount varies.

Tyson Foods invests in community projects that make a difference in the Tyson Foods communities where employees live and work. Tyson Foods focuses on hunger relief, health and nutrition, education, community development, and environment and sustainable agriculture. Amount Varies

The Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF)
awards grants to non-profit and tax-exempt organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and/or softball programs and facilities. Organizations operating in the U.S. and international locations are eligible to apply. To date, an average of 400 requests are received annually; approximately 10 percent are awarded grants. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. More HERE

Lockheed Martin: Grants for Education

Lockheed Martin provides grants for K-16 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education. This includes Lockheed Martin's K-12 STEM Education Initiative, Engineers in the Classroom, as well as STEM-focused curricular and extracurricular programs that provide employee engagement opportunities in a community in which Lockheed Martin has employees or business interests. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations that deliver standards-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to students in K-16. Amount: Varies Deadline: Rolling. More HERE.

Reiman Foundation Grant
The Reiman Foundation focuses its giving in four main areas: Health Care, Education, The Arts & Children. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Deadline: Rolling Award Amount: Vary

Let's Play grants offer ten different grant opportunities for organizations in need of support for youth sports or recess equipment, afterschool programming and playgrounds/outdoor fitness equipment. Amount: varies Deadline: varies

The Hearst Foundation
Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests - culture, education, health and social service - and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies.

The Kroger Company Foundation's philanthropic objective is to enhance the quality of life in communities with a concentration of Kroger customers and employees. The Foundation exists for the betterment of the people and communities where Kroger operates.
The PNC Foundation supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population, in particular, those that support early childhood education and/or economic development. Amount: Varies

Connect a Million Minds (Time Warner)
Connect A Million Minds supports include after-school STEM programs, mentorship programs that inspire the pursuit of STEM education and careers, STEM-related competitions, visitations to technology companies and labs, and apprenticeship programs.
No deadline. For more information, go to: 
Wells Fargo offers grants to assist a variety of nonprofit organizations that provide human services, community development, educational, artistic, cultural, civic and environmental programs. Applications are accepted in Indiana on a rolling basis; organizations are encouraged to prepare a proposal using the guidelines and contact their local Wells Fargo location to submit an application.

RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of education, community, and medicine/health. Human service programs of particular interest to the foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education. The foundation supports a variety of community improvement programs including those that enhance nonprofit management and promote philanthropy and volunteerism. Youth development programs supported by the foundation typically include after-school educational enrichment programs that supplement and enhance formal education systems to increase the chances for successful outcomes in school and life.  Deadline: Rolling  Amount varies.

The World We Want Foundation
Offers youth-led service learning grants.
Deadline: Rolling,  Amount varies.

Ford Foundation Educational Grants
The foundation's grantmaking focuses on reducing poverty and injustice; promoting democratic values; and advancing human knowledge, creativity and achievement. Types of grants the foundation makes: General/core support, Project, Planning, Competition, Matching, Recoverable, Individual, Endowment, Foundation-administered project, and Program-related investment. Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling

Share Our Strength Grants
Share Our Strength offers grants to non-profit organizations, schools, and other eligible organizations involved in increasing access to nutrition and anti-hunger advocacy. Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling 
Lumber Liquidators offers in-kind donations for nonprofit organizations in need of new flooring for their facilities.
KaBoom! offers "Let's Play Land Use" playground grants. Deadline: Rolling

Public Welfare Foundation is accepting letters of intent from organizations and programs working to end the criminalization and over-incarceration of youth. Deadline: Rolling More info HERE.

The Indiana Division of State Parks and Reservoirs is pleased to offer field trip grants to Indiana educators and their students. Field trips can engage students in learning about Indiana's fish, forest, wildlife, or natural habitats and their conservation, or about Indiana's history and cultural resources as they relate to Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs.

Half Price Books
will consider book donation requests from nonprofit organizations and educators that focus on literacy, the environment, or education.

AND  for more grants-

Afterschool Alliance list of STEM funding

STEMfinity STEM Grants Listings: Indiana

The BOOST Collaborative  Funding Opportunities Listing

Find a long list of grants and deadlines including several open deadline opportunities:
The Youth Today Newsletter Grants Newsletter
Fundsnet, Inc. offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process.   
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