The Clowes Fund - A Family FoundationBoston - Indianapolis - Seattle

Only previous Clowes Fund grantees will be considered for funding in 2014.       

Helpful Links

 Associated Grant MakersIndiana Youth Institute
 The Boston FoundationNot-for-Profit News (Indiana)
 Central Indiana Community FoundationNPower
 ESC of New EnglandOffice of Grant Services (Indiana)
 GMA FoundationsUnited Way of Central Indiana
 Indiana Grantmakers AllianceUnited Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack County
 IUPUI Nonprofit Solution Center 






Associated Grant Makers

Founded in 1969, Associated Grant Makers, Inc. is the only regional associate of grant makers, both foundations and corporations with giving programs, serving in, or making grants in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. They are a leading organization for philanthropy with more than three decades of service to the philanthropic community. AGM's mission is to support the practice and expansion of effective philanthropic giving.

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The Boston Foundation

The Boston Foundation seeks to nurture a sense of community among the people of Greater Boston. This is done with the understanding that a community is far more than a geographic locale. It consists, rather, of relationships among a group of people whose lives are inextricably linked, and who, for all of their differences, have many customs, aspirations and values in common. The Foundation seeks to reinforce these shared values, encourage mutual respect, develop practices of common concern, and enable all people to realize their full potential. At the heart of the Foundation's policies is the deep conviction that the community of Greater Boston cannot flourish unless each of its members is treated fairly. The Boston Foundation believes that the vitality of the Greater Boston community depends upon the ability of people to be responsible for themselves and concerned about one another. Its policies and programs promote these essential characteristics of a vibrant community.

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Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)

Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) was formed in 1997 through a partnership with two affiliate foundations: The Indianapolis Foundation and Legacy Fund Community Foundation. As the steward for more than $560 million in charitable assets, CICF focuses on three areas that make central Indiana a better place to live for you and future generations: Grantmaking, Community leadership, and Philanthropic advising. The Clowes Fund is a proud partner with CICF in the Summer Youth Program Fund (SYPF) in Indiana.

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ESC of New England 

ESC of New England is a regional, nonprofit corporation headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. ESC is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing high-quality, affordable consulting services, resources, and mentors to nonprofits and educational leaders seeking to address critical organizational issues.

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Indiana Grantmakers Alliance (IGA)

The Indiana Grantmakers Alliance is a membership organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy throughout Indiana.

Profile of IGA:

  • The Alliance is the organization advocating for Indiana grantmakers.
  • The Alliance provides networking and educational opportunities for grantmakers.

The Alliance is the source for knowledge and information on grantmaking in the state of Indiana.

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IUPUI Nonprofit Solution Center

The IUPUI Nonprofit Solution Center provides a free, extensive, on-line database of pre-screened consultants and contractors who specialize in working with nonprofit organizations. The dynamic web-based search engine allows organizations to perform a quick and easy search of potential consultants and learn more about their skills, backgrounds and competencies.

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Indiana Youth Institute

Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of children and youth by serving the institutions and people of Indiana who work on their behalf.

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Not-for-Profit News

The Nonprofit Career Center, Indianapolis Not-for-Profit e-News and Not-for-Profit Peer Groups were initiated by Bryan Orander and Charitable Advisors as a resource to the Central Indiana not-for-profit community.

They are not supported by any foundation and not affiliated with any not-for-profit organization. With independence and objectivity as one of its key strengths, this initiative seeks to respond to the needs of the not-for-profit community and support itself through the efforts of volunteers and a series of small fees that allow the people and agencies that benefit to contribute to their efforts.

Visit their website or subscribe to the weekly Indianapolis Not-for-Profit e-News

Office of Grant Services (Indiana)

The Office of Federal Grants and Procurement (OFGP) was created in 2005 to increase federal funds to Indiana by coordinating and facilitating the grant efforts of state agencies, keeping Indiana businesses informed of federal procurement opportunities and providing assistance and support to Hoosier universities, non-for-profits, and the business community. Through its Grants Training program, OFGP ensures that state and local government, non-profit organizations, community groups, private businesses, and other interested parties develop the skills necessary to successfully secure and manage federal funding.

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United Way of Central Indiana

 United Way of Central Indiana's mission is to mobilize people in the community to care for one another.

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United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack County

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack County is focused on driving positive results for individuals by reducing the obstacles keeping them from reaching their full potential. They partner across the community to design and execute prevention-based programs within four focused areas: Healthy Child Development, Increasing Youth Opportunities, Affordable Housing and Sustainable Employment. Their support of 200 human service organizations across the Greater Boston community provides 2 million services each year to help individuals and families achieve social, emotional and economic independence. As one of 1,400 locally governed and independently operated United Ways, they embrace a national movement to create measurable impact in your community - by fund raising, deploying volunteers and advocating for those whose voices cannot be heard.

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