The Crosser Family Foundation was established by Janet R. Crosser and the late Richard H. Crosser in 2001.

Crosser Family FoundationThe foundation wishes to continue, celebrate and inspire philanthropy in our community today and in the future. The Crosser Family Foundation is interested in supporting innovative organizations and projects that build strong communities that support housing, health and wellness, and youth development so that all that we support have the opportunity to be engaged in their community.

The Crosser Family Foundation is rooted in the belief that philanthropy should be compassionate, responsible, provide opportunity and justice, and support diversity in our community.

Priority areas:
  • Housing
  • Health & Wellness
    • Substance Abuse
    • Violence Prevention
    • Mental Health
    • Food Insecurity
  • Youth Development
    • Child Welfare
    • Education


Working with Hamilton County Community Foundation staff, the Crosser Family Foundation advisors seek organizations that focus on Hamilton County or the surrounding areas in Central Indiana. Multi-year grants are considered for organizations with a past funding relationship with the foundation.

Organizations may submit a grant request to the Crosser Family Foundation through the CICF grant portal. Please note that the foundation does not fund events, fundraisers, or any organizations that have discriminatory policies or practices.

grant recipients by year

If you are reporting on a current grant, please do so through the CICF grant portal.


  • Janet Crosser
  • Carrie Renner
  • Scott Renner
  • Craig Crosser
  • Christi Crosser