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Apply for a Grant

Applications are available year-round, and grants are made on a rolling and ongoing basis. Grant applications may only be submitted through the online applications below. Generally, any 501(c)(3) public charity that serves Hendricks County is eligible for grants from the Community Foundation.

In most cases, grants are reviewed on a quarterly basis. If the request is an emergency, please contact HCCF Program Officer, Eric Hessel, to discuss the possibility of expedited funding.

Capacity-Building Grants

These grants will allow HCCF to be reactive to the self-assessed needs of the organizations serving our community.

  • Professional Capacity

    CLOSED for 2019 - Professional development grants up to $750 for training for staff, Board or volunteers.

  • Capital purchase grants for the THINGS a nonprofit needs to do their jobs better.

  • Strategic planning, program evaluation or Board development grants.

Other Grants

HCCF administers over 200 funds, a majority of which provide funding outside of the capacity-building grantmaking process. Below you’ll find applications for our Community Project Grants as well as a simplified Letter of Intent application to access our donor advised funds

  • One-time projects open to the public. Generally public art, parks, or historic preservation.

  • Don’t fit anywhere else? Let us know your needs and we’ll see if we have funding available.

If you have any questions or you are a first-time applicant, we strongly recommend that you contact HCCF Program Officer, Eric Hessel, at