Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc., a private foundation, was
established by Allen W. Clowes, a leading philanthropist in Indianapolis,
Indiana, who during his life made major contributions to various charitable
organizations that promoted or preserved the fine arts, music, literature,
education, science and history. Most of these organizations are located in
The primary mission of the foundation is to support
charitable organizations that promote or preserve the Arts and Humanities and to
support charitable organizations that were supported by Mr. Clowes during his
life or are similar to those supported by Mr. Clowes.
The Foundation will support charitable
organizations that promote or preserve the Arts and Humanities. Priority will
be given primarily to those organizations located in Central Indiana. The Board
has discretion to make decisions regarding any proposal on a case by case basis.
The Foundation will make grants only to those organizations that are
described in IRC Section 501(c)(3) and are public charities defined in IRC Sec.
509(a)(1), 509(a)(2) or 509(a)(3). In rare cases the Foundation will make
grants to private operating foundations as defined in IRC Sec. 4942 (j) (3).
The Foundation will not make grants to individuals or for endowments.
The Foundation invites organizations that meet the above guidelines to
submit a Letter of Intent (LOI).
For the complete Grant Guidelines
document, click here.
|Notice: For the
Operations Cycle, organizations who have never applied for funding from the
Foundation must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and receive
approval in order to register for access to the grant application. The
deadline for the Operations Cycle LOI is November 30, 2018. Please read the
Grant Guidelines for details about what to include in the LOI. |
For returning organizations - beginning December 1st, the Operations Grant
Application will be available via our grant portal. To get started, click on
the Apply Here button, and use your previously established login credentials to
access the application. If your organization has previously applied to the
Foundation but has not yet registered in our online system, you will need to
establish your login credentials and create an account in order to access the
application. If you have any questions, please call the office and speak to Liz
NOTE REGARDING GRANT REPORTING: For grants awarded in 2018, the
required grant report form is now accessible via our grant portal. Upon logging
in, you will find the form(s) located under Follow Up Forms. For the Operations
Cycle, if you submit an interim report in January 2019, your final report will
be due by July 31, 2019.