Benefitting Indiana’s youth
The Pacers Foundation supports Indiana-based 501(c)(3) organizations that focus on our United For Change Agenda: Food Insecurity, Education, Mentorship, Diverse Business Engagement, and Building Bridges with Public Safety.
Pacers Foundation, Inc. is a public benefit corporation that supports and assists Tax-exempt organizations whose purposes are described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Foundation awards grants and contributions to Indiana-based nonprofit organizations that focus on our United For Change Agenda: Food Insecurity, Education, Mentorship, Diverse Business Engagement, and Building Bridges with Public Safety, with a particular emphasis on youth and the communities that support them. Typically grants are NOT awarded for general operating expenses, capital campaigns, infrastructure improvements or event support. Grants generally do not exceed $10,000 and usually fall within $2,500-$5,000. The over-arching goal is to disperse Foundation funds to as many organizations as possible benefitting as many Indiana youth as possible. The Foundation also deploys Fever Cares funds, provided by the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, to benefit organizations providing assistance to Hoosier women.
After initial review of the application, you may be contacted by Foundation staff for additional information and/or clarification of any material. The Board of Directors of Pacers Foundation meets quarterly. Applications should be submitted by January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. Any request not received by those dates will be considered in the next quarterly meeting.
The Pacers Foundation has adopted a social justice agenda, aligned to our mission and vision, that guides us as we invest with intentionality in our community and our neighbors. Learn More About the Social Justice Agenda »
To be considered for funding, please complete the form below.