Community Assist Grants

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana’s Community Assist Grants fund small requests to support projects, programs, or activities that will positively impact the community served by the nonprofit.

Requests must align with the identified areas of need in the 2021 Assessment of Needs and Priorities in Clark and Floyd Counties, which explores the community’s aspirations for building on its assets to address the area’s highest priorities and greatest challenges.

The year-round program is intended to serve nonprofits in both Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana, with one-time funding requests between $1,000 – $5,000 accepted quarterly.

What Priority Results Are We Looking For?

For these populations, we will work with our nonprofit partners to help residents establish:

Economic & Financial Well-Being

Basic Needs

Health & Wellness

Children & Youth

Older Adults


Quality of Place

Who Can Apply?

Organizations that:

  • Are a 501c(3) public charity in good standing with the IRS, or charitable projects that are fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) public charity in good standing with the IRS.
  • Serve Clark and/or Floyd Counties in Indiana.
  • Organizations that have received grants through other CFSI competitive grant programs within the last 12 months are eligible to apply for this program so long as they are in good standing and compliant with their current grant agreement and reporting requirements.

What If I Still Have Questions About the Grant Process?

That’s ok! You can contact Crystal Gunther, CFSI’s Vice President of Community Philanthropy, at 812-948-4662 or

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