Grants Create Impact Across the Community


Miles of Smiles Mobile Dental Clinic 

Each day low-income families and individuals in Southern Indiana go without many of the basic things that we all need to survive – access to stable housing, fresh food, and transportation to name a few. But many in our community also lack access to affordable basic dental care. In 2018, the Community Foundation’s unrestricted Community Impact Fund granted $15,000 to Graceland Baptist Church for Miles of Smiles, a mobile dental clinic that provides affordable and accessible basic dental care to Southern Indiana residents. Matched $1 for $1 by a fund held at the Foundation, the grant grew to $30,000 to assist with the annual operating cost for the Miles of Smiles van they use to reach low-income families and provide a service that ….. continue the story here.




Thanks to a matching opportunity from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana is now offering a match for all qualifying contributions made to endowment funds between now and December 31, 2020, or as soon as the allocated matching funds are exhausted.

TRIPLE Your Donation

You won’t get an opportunity better than this! TRIPLE your donation when you contribute to the Community Foundation’s unrestricted Community Impact Fund. Last year we made more than 65 grants worth for over $266,000 to Southern Indiana nonprofits from the Community Impact Fund – helping address the needs of more than 84,000 people in our community.

If you can support our Community Impact Fund, Lilly Endowment will match your gift, $2 for every $1 you contribute! It doesn’t matter if you can give $1, $10, $100, or $1,000. Every gift will be matched. This is the easiest and most flexible way to provide for the most pressing needs in our community, forever.

Learn more about the match, or how you can establish your fund and receive a $1 match for every $2 given.


$20,000 Will Be Added to Matching Pool

for Southern Indiana Nonprofits 

The Community Foundation of Louisville recently announced the 6th annual Give For Good Louisville will be held from midnight to 11:59 PM on Thursday, September 12. Last year’s giving day raised $5.4 million for over 500 local participating nonprofits, including over $160,000 for 37 Southern Indiana nonprofits. 

This year there are even more reasons for Southern Indiana to participate thanks to the support of three Southern Indiana-based foundations. The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana is offering a $20,000 proportionate match for Southern Indiana-based participating nonprofits based in Clark and Floyd counties. The Bales Foundation is offering a $10,000 proportionate match to organizations based in Clark and Floyd counties and the Horseshoe Foundation is offering a $25,000 proportionate match to organizations based in Floyd county.

Nonprofits that wish to participate must register between June 3 and July 3 at Additionally, nonprofits new to the giving day, can attend a giving day basics class held on June 26 at the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana in New Albany. Training resources and registration for the training can be found online at


Grant Deadline Approaching

The Foundation’s quarterly grant application deadline is quickly approaching for Assist Grants ($1,000-$5,000).

Nonprofits who want to apply for grant funding from the Community Foundation should have their online application submitted by June 30th. For more information or to apply, please visit the Foundation’s website.

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IT'S OFFICIAL: The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has been awarded a $3.75 MILLION Matching Grant from the Lilly Endowment! Learn how you can help us award an estimated additional $200,000 in local grants - a 50% annual increase - each year. Forever.

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