Grant Opportunities

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The Youth Worker Well-Being Project will have opportunities for youth-serving organizations to apply for funding to pilot and/or implement customized strategies that improve:

  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB)
  • Trauma-informed workplaces within organizations

The vision of these grant opportunities is for organizations at various stages in their journey to identify potential gaps and needs in the outlined categories, determine growth opportunities, identify a partner or resources (if needed), and then apply for funding to reach those next steps toward improvement. Organizations should demonstrate a plan to grow in at least one category. 

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To be eligible for funding under the Youth Worker Well-Being Project, an organization must meet the following criteria.

  1. It must be an established youth-serving organization that currently provides programs directly for youth (ages five through 18) in Indiana.
  2. It must be a public charity described in Internal Revenue Code (Code) sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) (other than Type III supporting organizations described in clause (i) or (ii) of Code section 4942(g)(4)(A)).
  3. It offers programs that serve youth ages five to 18 or, if it offers programs for individuals in other age groups, demonstrate that at least 75% of its services are youth and family-related.

Collective applications for organizations through alliances or associations will be accepted.

The following organizations are ineligible for Youth Worker Well-Being funding, regardless of whether they meet the above criteria: K-12 schools, school foundations, higher education institutions, youth sports leagues, and government agencies. Although we recognize the important role these organizations play in fostering positive youth development, they are not within the scope of this initiative.

Organizations that have questions about their eligibility for participation in YWW grants may contact Indiana Youth Institute staff with questions at


Funding Amounts


Organizations may apply once per year for either or both of the following:

  • Up to $20,000 for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB)
  • Up to $10,000 for trauma-informed workplaces within organizations

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Grant Timeline


Grant Applications Open

March 1, 2024 

Applications Due 

April 15, 2024 

Initial Award Notifications 

June 2024 

Funding Distribution  

By June 30, 2024 

Grant Implementation  

July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025 

Seeking Project Partners 


Indiana Youth Institute is seeking qualified and experienced trainers and consultants in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and trauma-informed workplaces to work alongside IYI staff and/or organizations participating in Youth Worker Well-Being Project services, benefits, and opportunities. We are looking for knowledgeable partners with combined experience in nonprofit, youth work, and content areas.  Partners will potentially support agencies that receive dollars through Youth Worker Well-Being grant opportunities.

Questions regarding the Project Partner opportunity may be emailed to Becky Reich, Director of Quality with the Youth Worker Well-Being Project.

Interested in Becoming a Youth Worker Well-Being Project Partner?

To be considered for this opportunity, potential partners should click the COMPLETE FORM button below to fill out a short Partner Interest Form outlining services and relevant experience.

*Note: This approval is for Youth Worker Well-Being projects only and is separate from being an approved IYI Consultant.

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