Your vision for IU could become reality

Each academic year, we award more than $150,000 to programs and initiatives across all Indiana University campuses.

Grants are not limited to women’s causes—we seek to fund critical needs, new ventures, and innovative solutions to social problems. Awards may range from $2,500 to $25,000.

Help for visually impaired preschoolers in Indiana

In 2012, we provided funding for a new partnership between the IU School of Optometry and Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) of Bloomington, which provides crucial at-home intervention for visually impaired infants and toddlers.

The grant money was used to allow IU School of Optometry students with an interest in pediatric visual impairment to participate in VIPS home visits.

The program was so successful that it has now gained state funding, enabling it to provide critical services on an ongoing basis throughout the area.

Applying for a WPLC Fund grant

All Indiana University community members—students, faculty, and staff—with the vision and capacity to manage and effectively utilize a grant are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for proposals that seek to better the IU community in any number of ways. While we consider all proposals, our current priorities are to:

  • Improve public health
  • Increase opportunities for diverse and underserved populations
  • Create global and service-learning experiences for IU students
  • Support women’s leadership initiatives
  • Promote and advance STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines
  • Provide educational and cultural enrichment to the greater IU community
  • Develop a culture of philanthropy

Application timeline

Applications for 2019—2020 grants are closed. Grant applications for 2020—2021 will be open on December 1, 2019. If you have any questions about our grant process, please contact Women’s Philanthropy staff at