Grant Eligibility

We support nonprofit organizations that are classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We do not make grants to any individuals, nor do we consider grant requests outside of Boone, Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Hendricks, Howard, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Posey, Sullivan, and Tipton counties.

Determine Fit

We support a variety of causes related to education, health, relief of poverty or distress, religion, and various public organizations in central and southern Indiana. Grants are made to nonprofit organizations in Boone, Brown, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Hendricks, Howard, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Posey, Sullivan, and Tipton counties.

Funding Inquiries

Inquiries provide our staff with information about your organization, program or project, and overall alignment with the Smithville Charitable Foundation’s current funding priorities. Inquiries may be made at any time and are continually responded to by SCF staff.

Submit a Grant Proposal

Annually, the Smithville Charitable Foundation accepts grant proposals. The SCF recognizes the considerable effort required to write a proposal and would like to determine alignment between a potential grantee and the SCF’s current funding priorities before an application is submitted.

Our grant proposal is designed to be clearly read and easily completed. In the event you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.


Become a Grantee

The online application will open July 3rd. Proposals are due September 1st and will be reviewed that month.  Funding decisions will be finalized and funds distributed in October.