The Herbert Simon Family Foundation

The Herbert Simon Family Foundation is a private family operating foundation. Established in 1999, the foundation has been providing support for organizations in hopes of creating more equitable, sustainable and vibrant communities with an emphasis on Central Indiana. In 2011, the Herbert Simon Family Foundation expanded its board to include the second generation of the family and engaged CICF’s philanthropic services, including strategic charitable advising and grant-making counsel.

The foundation promotes social justice in the areas of:

  • Arts & culture
  • Basic needs
  • Education
  • Environment (including animal welfare)
  • Healthy living

Herbert Simon Family Foundation Grant Request

You can submit a grant request to the Herbert Simon Family Foundation by clicking here. Please be advised that this online portal is unique to the Herbert Simon Family Foundation and is not used for other CICF grant requests. Login credentials for CICF’s grant-making portal will not work here, and an additional account is needed for this portal. 


Reporting on a Current Grant?

Please complete the Herbert Simon Family Foundation Grant Report form and submit to Kelli Baumgarn, philanthropic advisor for the Herbert Simon Family Foundation.