Indiana Grant Opportunities 2014-10-08T13:00:11+00:00

Below you will find grant opportunities in Indiana that might be available for playground funding.

Access to Recreation
Access to Recreation is made possible through a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant of $15 million to Mid-west Community Foundations’ Ventures. The majority of funding has been re-granted to community foundations in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois to use for recreation projects that incorporate universal design principles resulting in greater accessibility. The grant also includes funds to be re-granted to the Michigan Recreation and Park Association Foundation and the Michigan Department of Natural Re-sources to be used for recreation projects and to provide ongoing training and learning opportunities for recreation practitioners.

The Dekko Foundation
Foundation welcomes requests from schools and community organizations in the communities where its founder, Chester E. Dekko, did business during his lifetime. Following Mr. Dekko’s mission of fostering economic freedom through education, the board of directors continues to focus its grantmaking on programs that support the healthy development and education of young people, from birth through 18 years of age. Geographic Priorities: Alabama (Limestone County), Indiana (DeKalb, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben and Whitley Counties), Iowa (Clarke, Decatur, Lucus, Ringgold and Union Counties), Tennessee (Portions of Giles County and portions of Lincoln County).

PeyBack Foundation
The PeyBack Foundation, a public nonprofit foundation established in 1999 by In dianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, works to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk. Due to the close association of Peyton Manning with Indiana, Tennessee, and the New Orleans metropolitan area, programs and projects related to youth in these areas are of primary concern to the foundation. The foundation provides support for programs for at-risk youth between the ages of 6 and 18. The foundation prefers specific project proposals to general operating support requests. A proposal seeking only a portion of the support necessary for a project will generally receive greater priority than one seeking exclusive funding.

Youth Service America – Fighting Childhood Obesity
Youth Service America is offering service-learning grants for youth-led community education projects in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee, and in selected regions in Florida, Illinois, and New York. These grants of up to $1,000 to support teachers, service-learning coordinators, and students in the health professions to engage youth ages 5 to 25 as volunteers in implementing projects that address childhood obesity. To learn more visit and click on ‘Grants & Awards under YSA Can Help You.

The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County
Since the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County began dispersing funds, they’ve returned more than $38 million in grants to the community—covering areas of interest that include arts and culture, health and human services, community and economic development, youth and education, and parks and recreation.

Indiana Community Improvement/Development Grants
Grants to qualifying organizations or entities within Indiana that will improve the quality of life and help meet the needs of the residents of the State of Indiana. The Foundation achieves this mission through cash grants which are used to support the funding of specific capital projects in the areas of:
– Arts and Culture
– Education
– Health and Welfare Funding must be used for investments in facilities, equipment or real estate (non operation funding).