1. Review the guidelines
Review the contribution guidelines and ensure you are eligible for Vectren Foundation funding.
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.
In partnership with Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center, the Vectren Foundation offers opportunities for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations to qualify for loans through its GrowLocal Lending program. Inexpensive capital is available to support programs and initiatives that help drive grass roots economic development or provide community development solutions. Unlike grants, these investments are expected to be repaid. This program is available for existing nonprofit and for-profit organizations in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties in Indiana.
The Vectren Foundation offers opportunities for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations to qualify for Program-Related Investments (PRIs). These inexpensive capital investments support programs and initiatives addressing social and environmental challenges. Unlike grants, PRIs are expected to be repaid.
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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.