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City of Fishers opens 2024 Nonprofit Grant application

The 2024 Fishers Nonprofit grant application is now open through April 24, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. The Fishers City Council established the Nonprofit Committee to manage the City’s grant disbursement process. Final awards are subject to Council approval. 

The Fishers Nonprofit Committee oversees the Nonprofit Grant Program, which awards funding to local organizations that create a sense of place, public interaction, or additional educational opportunities for Fishers residents. The Fishers City Council has allocated $250,000 to nonprofit support for 2024. 

“Every year, we witness the incredible impact these grants have on our community, empowering local nonprofits to further their missions and enhance the quality of life for residents,” said Cecilia Coble, president of the Fishers City Council, and chair of the Nonprofit Committee. “The Nonprofit Grant Program exemplifies our City’s commitment to fostering a vibrant, engaged, and inclusive community.” 

For more information and to apply for the grant, visit 

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. 
  • Learn more about Grant Guidelines

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. 
  • Reliability: 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 expenses 
  • Projects aimed at promoting a particular religion