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Indiana Youth Institute Invites Applications for East Central Indiana Organizational Capacity Grants

Nonprofits in East Central Indiana eligible for support

INDIANAPOLIS (October 1, 2021) — Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) is now accepting applications for a grant that aims to strengthen organizations serving youth in East Central Indiana. 

This unique opportunity can provide in-depth, tailored support, which is needed now more than ever with the recent obstacles youth-serving organizations are facing, said Dr. Tami Silverman, IYI’s President and CEO. “Each year we are excited to help strengthen local organizations and offer this opportunity with the goal of supporting their critical work with our Hoosier children and youth.” 

Ball Brothers Foundation has, since 2004, partnered with Indiana Youth Institute to provide grant-funded consulting for youth-serving nonprofits in East Central Indiana. The organ

Each grant recipient will receive the following: 

  • Professional consulting from IYI to provide strategic planning, sustainability planning, board development, program development, evaluation, or leadership development and executive coaching
  • A grant  for one staff member to attend a professional development course, conference, or virtual training, and
  • Registration to attend IYI’s 2021 Kids Count Conference on November 30 and December 1, 2021

Eligible non-profit organizations must:

  • Be a legal 501(c)(3), nonprofit entity
  • Focus on promoting the healthy development of youth 
  • Be located in and provide services to youth in Delaware, Randolph, Henry, Jay, Grant, Madison and/or Blackford counties
  • Not have been awarded this grant in the past three year


Applications are due to IYI by 5 p.m. EST on October 21, 2021. Click here to learn more and apply.  

Read the Muncie Journal’s story about how this grant has made meaningful impact in East Central Indiana.



About Ball Brothers Foundation

Ball Brothers Foundation is one of the state’s oldest and largest family foundations. Annually, the foundation makes approximately $8 million in grants to support arts and culture, education, the environment, health, human services, and public affairs. The Muncie-based private foundation gives priority to projects and programs that improve the quality of life in the foundation’s home city, county, and state.


About the Indiana Youth Institute

For over three decades, Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) has supported the youth services field through innovative trainings, critical data, and capacity-building resources, aiming every effort at increasing the well-being of all children. To learn more about IYI, visit iyi.org or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.