Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. :: Indianapolis, Indiana
Forms and Information Section
Our Staff

William H. Marshall, President

Dr. James B. Lemler, Vice President

Elizabeth Kaznak-Hall, Director of Programs

Heidi Nikou, Administrative Assistant

Document Section

1) Grant Guidelines (PDF format)

2) Grant Report Form (Word format)

3) Interim Grant Report Form (Word format)

4) Frequently Asked Questions (PDF format)

5) Organizational Budget (Word format)

6) Capital Project Budget (Word format)

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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.

Grant Guidelines
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 Letter of Intent (LOI).

ATTENTION 2018 OPERATIONS GRANTEES - Your Report Form is due 1/31/19
Please access the report form via the grant portal.

All grant report forms (interim & final) should be accessed and completed via the grant portal. The reports will appear on your dashboard under Follow Up Forms. Please complete the Final Grant Report Form if all grant funds have been utilized; otherwise, please complete the Interim Report.

Grantees needing to report on grants awarded prior to 2018, please use the Grant Report Form(s) under the Document Section on our website.

Please contact the Foundation at (317) 955-0138 with any questions.

For the complete Grant Guidelines document, click here.

Notice: For the Operations Cycle, organizations who have never applied for funding from the Foundation must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and receive approval in order to register for access to the grant application. The deadline for the Operations Cycle LOI is November 30, 2018. Please read the Grant Guidelines for details about what to include in the LOI.

For returning organizations - beginning December 1st, the Operations Grant Application will be available via our grant portal. To get started, click on the Apply Here button, and use your previously established login credentials to access the application. If your organization has previously applied to the Foundation but has not yet registered in our online system, you will need to establish your login credentials and create an account in order to access the application. If you have any questions, please call the office and speak to Liz or Heidi.

NOTE REGARDING GRANT REPORTING: For grants awarded in 2018, the required grant report form is now accessible via our grant portal. Upon logging in, you will find the form(s) located under Follow Up Forms. For the Operations Cycle, if you submit an interim report in January 2019, your final report will be due by July 31, 2019.

Office Location

Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Chamber of Commerce Building
320 N. Meridian Street, Suite 900
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-1722
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(317) 955-0138 Office

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