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Last update: Sept. 3, 2019

Agency Grant name Description Next Cycle Opens Next Cyle Deadline URL
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grants for Libraries Advance, support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. unknown September 27, 2019
Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. Operating/Capital Project Promote or preserve the Arts and Humanities. Priority will be given primarily to those organizations located in Central Indiana. unknown November 30, 2019/ April 30, 2020
Ball Brothers Foundation General/Rapid Grants Focusing on East Central IN (others rarely funded too): Arts, Culture & Humanities, Education, Environment, Health, Human Services, Public/Society Benefit Open/February 1 Open/November 30
Central Indiana Community Foundation General Our investments enable organizations to provide effective programs and respond to the needs of people in the neighborhoods and communities they serve. November 15, 2019 November 2019
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions Help small and mid-sized institution ismprove their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. November 15, 2019 January 15, 2020
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and support institutional resilience: the ability to anticipate and respond to disasters resulting from natural or human activity. November 15, 2019 January 15, 2020
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Recordings at Risk Support the preservation of rare and unique audio, audiovisual, and other time-based media of high scholarly value through digital reformatting. November 1, 2019 January 31, 2020
Indiana State Library LSTA Technology Grant Assist Indiana libraries with purchasing new and improved technology necessary to meet their users’ ever-changing needs for library services, and to provide access to information January 2020? March 2020?
Indiana State Library LSTA Indiana Memory Digitization Grant Digitizing Indiana’s historical collections. The primary goal is to develop content for Indiana Memory, a digital library for Indiana residents (, and Hoosier State Chronicles, Indiana’s digital newspaper program ( January 2020? March 2020?
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Enabling New Scholarship through Increasing Access to Unique Materials For digitizing rare and unique content in collecting institutions. unknown March or April, 2020
Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) Ball Venture Fund Grant Encouraging and supporting creative efforts at Indiana’s independent colleges and universities. unknown April 2020?
PALNI Library Innovation Grant To optimize library resources and services in ways that significantly expand the ability of supported organizations to support teaching and learning at PALNI institutions. Funded programs, projects, and initiatives must align with PALNI strategic priorities and support PALNI deep collaboration.   February 2020
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. May 15, 2020 July 15, 2020
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Multiple Advance, support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Multiple Multiple
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Multiple Promote the humanities. Multiple Multiple
United States Department of Education Multiple Promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Multiple Multiple
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation General Program areas: Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities, Arts and Cultural Heritage, Scholarly Communications, International Higher Education and Strategic Projects Open Open
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation General US Program: K-12 Education
, Economic Mobility and Opportunity,
Postsecondary Success, Washington State
Open Open
Lilly Endowment, Inc. General We consider proposals in three main program areas: community development, education and religion. We also are interested in initiatives that benefit youth and promote the causes of philanthropy and volunteerism. Open Open
The James Foundation General Enhance the quality of life in Indiana, and other areas of interest to the Foundation, by focusing on the following special interests: Education, Community, and Faith Open Open
The Grantsmanship Center: Community Foundations: IN n/a List of community foundations within Indiana n/a n/a n/a Provides a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them. n/a n/a
PALNI-only resources n/a Another list of grantors available on the PALNI drive n/a n/a