1. Review the guidelines
Review the contribution guidelines and ensure you are eligible for Vectren Foundation funding.
In an effort to increase our efficiency and ability to partner with you in the future, we are transitioning to new grant management software as of January 2020. The Vectren Foundation grant application website will be unavailable from December 20, 2019 until the middle to end of January 2020 as the transition is made. Beginning late January 2020, you can use the visit application link below to create a new account and apply for grant funding from the Vectren Foundation. Grants will be accepted on a rolling basis and every effort will be made to make funding decisions within 90 days. If you have any questions about the software transition, our giving pillars, or the application process, please reach out to Amanda Schmitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-491-4176. Thank you for your interest in our Foundation, we look forward to working with you in 2020.
Each year, we fund hundreds of organizations that impact our customers and the communities in which we all live and work. Our funding opportunities include:
Grants are for typical organizations in Vectren's service territory requesting funding for a specific event, improvement, program or other initiative which meets contribution guidelines. Grants are awarded to the organization and do not have to be repaid. Please note: we receive and evaluate thousands of grant proposals, so while many opportunities are aligned to our areas of focus, we are only able to fund a small percentage of the total number received. The Foundation does not accept grant requests or proposals by mail, fax, email or phone.
No, there is neither a deadline for application nor a funding cycle. We accept applications year-round.
If your agency is located outside of our service territory, but serves residents within our service territory, you are eligible for funding. However, these grants are primarily restricted to serve those clients within our service territory.
No. As a private foundation, we are restricted to only making awards to 501(c)(3) organizations. You can learn more about the IRS code for charitable organizations on the IRS website.
We make every attempt to complete the review process and issue notification within 45 days. How long must I wait to submit another application? There is no restriction on the number of applications an organization can make in a year, but since we are a smaller foundation, it is unlikely multiple grants will be awarded to the same organization in the same year.