Allen 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 Central Indiana.
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 Preliminary Proposal letter, not to exceed three type written pages.
All new applicants are required to submit the Preliminary Proposal letter. This
letter should be mailed by US Postal or hand delivered and be in our office by
November 30th for Operations or April 30th for Capital Projects. Previous
applicants may submit the letter but are not required to do so. This letter
should be submitted on the organization's letterhead and should be signed by the
chief executive officer of the organization.