Nonprofit Grants

2022 Nonprofit Grant Update

The Fishers City Council, upon recommendation from the Fishers Nonprofit Committee, approved a resolution on August 15, granting $120,000 in funding to nonprofits that serve the Fishers community. 

The following organizations were awarded grants following an application and review process:

  • Conner Prairie Museum - $30,000
  • Outside the Box - $26,500
  • Cherish Child Advocacy Center - $20,000
  • Youth Mentoring Initiative - $15,000
  • Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation - $10,000
  • Shepherds Center of Hamilton County - $10,000
  • Fishers Youth Assistance Program - $5,000
  • Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide - $3,000
  • Heart and Soul Free Clinic - $500

Fishers Nonprofit Grant Eligibility 

  • Applying organization must be a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit or have a fiscal sponsor
  • Organization must be located in Fishers or serve Fishers residents
    • Priority will be given to organizations that make a large impact on Fishers residents

Grant Criteria

Proven Success

  • Organization measures and tracks outcomes and has a record of achieving goals.

Organizational Strength

  • Organization demonstrates fiscal responsibility and has proper staff and board oversight.

Cooperation & Collaboration

  • Organization uses innovative approaches to solve pressing issues in Fishers while collaborating with partners to best leverage efforts and reduce duplication of services.


  • Organization has the resources and plans available to maintain the work after the grant period ends.

City of Fishers nonprofit grants will NOT support:

  • Capital requests
  • Grants to individuals
  • Organizations or projects that discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, age, gender or sexual orientation
  • Political campaigns or direct lobbying efforts by 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Post-event or debt retirement
  • Projects aimed at promoting a particular religion


Please reach out to Mackenzie Poole, Community Engagement Coordinator, at or 317-595-3151