BLOOMINGTON, IND. – The Affinity Giving program at Indiana University is pleased to announce the opening of the application window for the 2023 grant cycle.
All Indiana University community members, including students, faculty, and staff with a vision and capacity to manage grant money are eligible to apply. Applications for Affinity Giving grants will be accepted through March 1, 2023.
Applications should be submitted online on the Affinity Giving Grant Application page.
About Affinity Giving Grants at Indiana University
The Indiana University Foundation established an Affinity Giving program in 2022, aligning efforts to allow greater responsiveness to affinity groups including Black Philanthropy Circle, Queer Philanthropy Circle, and Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council. This alignment ensures that diversity in philanthropy continues to be a key focus at Indiana University.
The Black Philanthropy Circle (BPC) supports the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs in replacing obstacles with opportunities so that students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented backgrounds find a sense of belonging at IU.
Since 2019, the BPC has committed $226,300 in grants to Indiana University projects. In 2023, the BPC is looking to award projects and initiatives that make IU more welcoming, equitable, and accessible for the Black community. Applications should specifically focus on the ways in which the Black community — at any IU campus — will be supported by the project. To learn more about the 2023 BPC grant cycle visit the grant page.
The Queer Philanthropy Circle (QPC) is a group of committed donors who pool their time, talent, support, and voice to make IU a welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community. Through programs, funding, policy, outreach, and one-on-one support, in partnership with the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA), the QPC replaces obstacles with opportunities.
Since 2019, the QPC has committed $234,000 in grants to Indiana University projects. In 2023, the QPC is looking to invest in projects and initiatives that support LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff. Applications should specifically focus on the ways in which the LGBTQ+ community at IU will be supported by the project. Proposals should aim to make IU a more equitable, welcoming, and accessible university for the queer community. To learn more about the 2023 QPC grant cycle visit the grant page.
The Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council (WPLC) aspires to foster an ecosystem of inclusive philanthropy that creates transformational change for all at IU. By bringing leaders together—providing connections, relationships, learning experiences, and opportunities to give time, talent, and support —Women’s Philanthropy catalyzes meaningful impact.
Since the program's inception in 2012, the WPLC has awarded nearly $1.6 million to more than 150 projects across all Indiana University campuses. In 2023, applications for WPLC grants should articulate the ways in which they will impact diverse constituents, particularly those with historic disadvantages, and the ways in which grant outcomes will contribute to building a more equitable and inclusive environment at IU, and beyond. To learn more about the 2023 WPLC grant cycle visit the grant page.
If you have questions about the Affinity Giving grant process, please contact Charla Stonecipher, senior program manager of Affinity Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org.