BLOOMINGTON, IND.— The Indiana University Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the application window for the inaugural Black Philanthropy Circle (BPC) 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 for BPC grant funding. Applications for BPC grants will be accepted through May 10, 2022.
Since 2019, BPC has committed $175,000 in grants to Indiana University projects, including support to the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy at the IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Grants will be awarded to projects that make Indiana University more welcoming, equitable, and accessible for the Black community. The BPC believes diversity, inclusion and equity are indispensable elements of an education and is unequivocally committed to taking a leadership role in making an education at Indiana University as universally accessible as possible to the Black community.
The BPC is committed to continuous improvement of the recruitment, retention, and support of Black students, faculty, and staff by supporting grants, education, research, programs, and career opportunities. The BPC facilitates coordination of programs and supports initiatives to strengthen the engagement of Black alumni and friends of the university.
Applications should be submitted online on the BPC page.
If you have questions about the BPC grant process, please contact Darrell Pirtle, senior associate director, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) at firstname.lastname@example.org.