Funds & Foundations



Beginning in the Fall of 2012 the Efroymson Family Fund will proactively be identifying organizations that align with the Fund Advisors interest areas. The Fund is no longer accepting grant applications through a competitive application process and applications for funding will be extended by invitation only.

If you are interested in an Efroymson Family Fund grant for historic preservation, or an Indiana Landmarks Efroymson Family Endangered Places Grant, you must contact the regional office of Indiana Landmarks nearest you. To learn more, click here.



Direct funding appeals to the Efroymson Family Fund Advisors is strongly discouraged unless initiated by the Advisors.

Inquiries about the Efroymson Family Fund should be directed to Joanna Nixon, Efroymson Family Fund Manager, at or 317.258.3139.


2014 Grants, Year to Date 

Efroymson Family Fund Grant Award List

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Inc.


125th anniversary capital campaign support

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Inc.


2014 Hands Together, Heart to Art summer program support

Big Car


General operating support

Big Car


2014 TEDx Indianapolis sponsorship

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School


Capital campaign support

Butler University


Butler Lab School Green Schoolyard planning process

Butler University


Center for Urban Ecology Living Building planning process

Center for Interfaith Cooperation


Global Indy support 

Chicago Community Foundation  

LGBT Community Fund

Chicago Public Media  

General operating support 

Columbia College Chicago  

Phantoms in the Dirt exhibition sponsorship

DePauw University  

Summer fellowships for DePauw art students

DePauw University  

Efroymson Fifth-Year Art Internship Program

Eye on India  

2014 Eye on India Festival sponsorship

Fall Creek Gardens  

Acquisition and closing costs for 3018 Central Ave. to be the new headquarters for Fall Creek Gardens

Fall Creek Gardens  

General operating support

Fund for Hoosier Excellence  

Scholarship support

Global Peace Initiatives  

General operating support

Goodman Theatre  

2013-2014 Education and Community Engagement Season sponsorship

Hamdard Center for Health & Human Services   General operating support
Handi-Capable Hands, Inc.  

Collaborative pilot program with Global Peace Initiatives

Harmonie Associates website development and labyrinth mural

Harrison Center for the Arts, Inc.  

One City One World Romania

Harrison Center for the Arts, Inc.  

Precious Acre film project support

Harrison Center for the Arts, Inc.  

2014 5x5 Arts Innovation support

Helene G. Simon Hillel Center at Indiana University   

2014 Indiana Campus Superstar event sponsorship

Heritage Fund of Bartholomew County  

Historic preservation community conversation support

Hoosier Environmental Council  

General operating support

Immigrant Welcome Center  

General operating support

Indiana University Foundation  

Entanglements Lecture Series 

Indiana University Foundation  

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Symposium 

Indianapolis Colts Foundation  

2014 Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala sponsorship

Indiana Latino Scholarship Fund  

Mexican Scholarship Fund & Match Support 

Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art  

General operating support 

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra  

2014 Out to Lunch summer concert series 

International Cryptozoology Museum  

Museum enhancements, marketing, and staff support 

Know No Stranger  

Optical Popsicle sponsorship support 

Legacy Foundation, Inc.  

Shifting Sands documentary film production

Lookingglass Theatre Company  

Youth scholarships for low-income students 

Milan 54, Inc.  

Milan 54 documentary film production 

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  

Capital campaign support 

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  

Annual Fund support 

Naples Children and Education Foundation  

General operating support 

New Harmony Project  

General operating support

Peace Learning Center  

General operating support 

People for Urban Progress  

2014 5x5 Arts Innovation program 

Perez Art Museum Miami  

Capital campaign support 

Pro(ACT) Community Partnership Inc.  

General operating support 

Richmond Art Museum  

General operating support 

Roosevelt University  

2014-2015 Black Male Leadership Academy support


The Anthenaeum Foundation, Inc.  

Capital support 

The Kalapriya Foundation, Center for the Indian Performing Arts  

General operating support 

The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art  

Eames Demetrios Kcymaerxthaere Project 

WAZA Alliance for Quality Education  

General operating support 

Wilberforce University  

African-American/Israeli Exchange Program documentary film production

Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust  

General operating support 

Woman Made Gallery  

General operating support and 20 Neighborhoods project support

Young Actors Theatre

  Open studio programming support