Resources for applicants of the Elevation Grant Program

The Elevation Grant Program (previously the Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program) will invest $45 million in neighborhoods over the next three years to address root causes of violent crime in Indianapolis through neighborhood empowerment and community building. The revitalized initiative was conceived with unprecedented community input, leading to a new name and a commitment to elevating community abundance over challenges.

Learn more about The Elevation Grant Program

Multiple opportunities and events are available to help answer questions about the program, federal funding requirements, and assist in grant applications.

View the slide deck from the previous information sessions. Or watch the full recording of one of those sessions.

At the end of March, we also hosted a special session on focused on budget development. View that slide deck. Watch that recording here.

grantmaking clinics

The Indianapolis Foundation hosted several grant preparation clinics to provide application assistance.  If you were unable to attend, please reference the following resources, which were shared as a part of these clinics.

Watch the full recording of a grantmaking clinic.

Click to access and download various handouts distributed at the clinics

office hours

Hector Morales Hernandez, grants coordinator at CICF, will also provide office hours to assist with the online grant system. All office hours will be available by zoom:

  • Thursday, April 28 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Link to Zoom  (Meeting ID: 825 1863 8583)
  • Friday, April 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Link to Zoom  (Meeting ID: 841 7119 8799)

additional Resources