Learn about the Central Indiana

Senior Fund


  • The Need
  • The Impact


    The mission of the Central Indiana Senior Fund is to support programs and opportunities for low-to-moderate income older adults in Central Indiana, with a focus on under-served or isolated populations

    Since its inception in 2005, the Central Indiana Senior Fund has awarded more than $7.6 million to senior focused not-for-profits and programs in Central Indiana. The fund not only provides responsive grant-making support, but also endeavors to be strategic and proactive in their funding by identifying and addressing the unique needs of, and opportunities for, the aging population.

    The Central Indiana Senior Fund continues a passion to assure that the elderly in our community have the basics of life and live the last chapters of their lives with a sense of dignity and worth.

    The fund has identified four main impact areas for their giving:

    • basic needs
    • health & wellness
    • living environment of choice
    • life-affirming opportunities

    For more information about the Central Indiana Senior Fund, contact Ruthie Purcell-Jones, director of philanthropic services.

    Grant Applications for 2017

    Interested applicants are invited to submit a proposal concept form by May 5. These forms are reviewed by the Senior Fund advisors, and a select group of qualified applicants is invited to submit a full proposal for funding consideration. Funding decisions are made in October.

    More information can be found in the 2017 Central Indiana Senior Fund grant guidelines.

    If you have any questions regarding the Central Indiana Senior Fund grant-making process, please contact Julie Koegel.

    View the list of 2016 grantees here.

    Central Indiana Senior Fund Advisors 

    • H. Ken Bennett – chair
    • Susan J. Guyett
    • Kim Jacobs
    • James Leich
    • Jane Malkoff
    • Ellen Miller, PhD
    • Pam Velo
    • Anne Emison Wishard