Nonprofit Grants

Fishers Nonprofit Grant Update - April 28, 2022

The 2022 Fishers grant application will open Monday, May 2, and will remain open until June 1 at 1 p.m. The Fishers City Council has directed the City to utilize grant funding for non-profits as directed by the nonprofit committee as established by the Fishers City Council. The committee has been tasked with administering the remaining grant funding for the 2022 grant cycle.  Final grant awards shall be subject to Council approval.


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

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.


  • 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
  • Projects aimed at promoting a particular religion


Please reach out to Mackenzie Poole, Community Engagement Coordinator, at or 317-595-3151