Funds & Foundations


In early 2014, the Central Indiana Senior Fund completed a three-year strategic plan, including a review of funding priorities. Due to the length of time dedicated to the development and implementation of this process, in 2014, the Central Indiana Senior Fund has shifted to one grant application window: July 1 – July 31. Historically, the Central Indiana Senior Fund has accepted grant applications during two windows; February 1 – February 28 and July 1 – July 31.

One major change to the Central Indiana Senior Fund application format is that all grantseeking organizations must complete the 2014 Central Indiana Senior Fund Proposal Concept Form prior to May 31st, 2014. Once your organization’s Proposal Concept Form is received, you will be notified within two weeks as to whether or not your organization has been invited to continue on to the application stage of the Central Indiana Senior Fund grantmaking process. Central Indiana Senior Fund Advisors will convene in October to make funding decisions on those grant proposals.

Please find the 2014 Central Indiana Senior Fund Proposal Concept Form complete it, and send it to Andrew Black at, no later than midnight on May 31st.

Additionally, to learn if your organization may qualify for a grant, please review the 2014 Central Indiana Senior Fund Grant Guidelines.


Issues the Central Indiana Senior Fund Supports

The Central Indiana Senior Fund is focused on providing support to not-for-profit organizations whose programs and services promote quality living for older adults in central Indiana. It is specifically interested in organizations that address the following areas of interest:

Basic Needs

Access to nutritious food; transportation services; emergency services and shelter; case management; elder violence reduction; and local guardianship programs.

Health and Wellness

Health education; intervention services for older adults; in-home health care; prevention and screening; and outcome-based neighborhood community wellness and fitness programs.

Living Environment of Choice

Establish and maintain affordable and supportive housing for older adults; provide home care and maintenance services that enable older adults to safely remain in their homes; projects that increase neighborhood safety; and support to strengthen and enhance quality residential care programs for low-income older adults.

Life Affirming Opportunities

Opportunities for older adults to utilize their talents and resources to improve their overall quality of life. Opportunities such as: increased access to cultural and education opportunities; work training and job placement; life-long learning; civic engagement; and social and recreation activities that increase social interaction.