The first step is to contact Beth Gibson, the Staff Coordinator of the West Indianapolis Community Fund that briefly states: 

  • What do you want to do?

  • Where do you want to do it at? 

  • Who will it impact? 

  • Who do you think your partners will be? 

  • How much will it take in total to do your project? 

  • How much are you asking for from the Community Fund? 

Please download and print this application and return to Beth Gibson at either or to 1211 Hiatt Street, Indpls, IN 46221.

You will be notified within two weeks if the Advisory Committee would like to see a full proposal from you. You will receive an application to complete. At that point, the rest of the process is: 

1. Complete the application and get signed by the major partners.

2. The grant application will be reviewed at the next meeting of the West Indianapolis Community Fund Advisory Committee and will determine what support is available for the project. The discussion regarding the decision may include meetings(s), phone conversations and/or email correspondence.  

3. The grant will actually come from the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), the fiscal agent for the West Indianapolis Community Fund. 

4. A brief report describing results that were achieved will be expected no later than 60 days after the project is done and should be submitted to the West Indianapolis Community Fund. This is important to be considered eligible for future grants. 


1211 Hiatt St. Indianapolis, IN 46221



Lisa Laflin,

Executive Director

317-638-9432 ext. 1#