African American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis Grant Application

logo for African American Legacy Fund IndianapolisMission

The mission of the African American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis (AALFI) is to promote philanthropy and harness the collective power of African Americans to positively impact our community. Funds provided in this grant cycle will be distributed in partnership with the IndyStar Our Children initiative.

Focus Areas

Grant applications should focus on one of the following focus areas:

  • Dismantling racism: Addressing the systemic barriers that hamper the success of youth of color, such as providing educational opportunities, mentorship or other programming that ensures their social, emotional and physical wellbeing.
  • Enhancing services: Enhancing the quality of services provided to youth and families by providing additional staff training and education or improving facilities.
  • Supporting families: Providing wraparound support to families in underserved Indianapolis communities, such as basic needs assistance and/or connecting families to additional community resources.

Criteria & Deadlines
  • Applications are due Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at 5 p.m. EST.
  • Requests for funding should not exceed $15,000.
  • All youth-serving organizations can apply, however, we’re prioritizing organizations with primarily Black leadership or that serve primarily Black youth.
  • Those interested may submit a video in addition to their written application (the instructions are at the end of the application).

Organization Information

(E.x. 31-1234567)

Board of Director Demographics

Demographic Breakdown of Board By Percentage (should equal 100%):

Application Summary

Select the focus area(s) that apply: *

Community Impact

Estimated Demographic Breakdown of Those to be Served By Your Project By Percentage (should equal 100%):

Estimated Percentage Of Low-Income Youth Served (does not need to equal 100%):

With a focus specific to the African-American population, please indicate what percentage of the people you are serving identify as the following (does not need to equal 100%):

Proposal Summary

Case Statement



What Can Our Community Do Better?

Video Submission Instructions (Optional)

If you'd like to submit a video in addition to this online application, click here to upload your file. Within the Video Submissions folder, click Upload > Files. You must include your organization's name in the File Name. This is NOT a requirement of the application and videos should be no longer than two minutes in length.

If you prefer to submit a video in lieu of a written application, please email for instructions.

If you don't have a video to submit, review your answers from above and click Submit.