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
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 Letter of Intent (LOI).
For the complete Grant Guidelines
document, click here.
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, 2017. Read the Grant Guidelines for details about
what to include in the LOI.|
For returning Grantees, a new online application process will begin on
December 5, 2017. You will be instructed from the website to register by
creating a username and password. Once you have created an account you will
have access to the grant application. If you have any questions, please call
the office and speak to Liz or Heidi.