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
upcoming Capital / Special Projects cycle, all organizations must submit a
Letter of Intent (LOI) through our online grant portal via the "Apply Here"
tab located to the left. The deadline for the LOI is April 30, 2018. |
For returning Grantees, we have a new online application process. If you
have already created logon credentials, you can access the portal with the same
credentials. If you have not previously created a user name and password, begin
by clicking on the "Apply Here" button located to the left of this
instruction. You will be directed to the grant portal where you will begin by
clicking on the "Create New Account" tab. Once you have created an
account, you will have access to the LOI form. If you have any questions,
please call the office and speak to Liz or Heidi.
*Subject to the approval of the LOI, you will be given access to the grant