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Community Partnership

Applying for a Grant

What you need to know before you apply.

Please read through the following information before you apply for a grant.  In addition, many of your questions may be answered in our FAQs.  Click here to read some of the most frequently asked questions.

About the Process

Eligible nonprofit organizations may request funding through one of the grant applications listed below.

Developing Partnerships

The Developing Partnerships Grant Application is open to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations seeking to carry out programs related directly to our funding priorities. Developing Partnerships of $7,501 or more allow Old National to measure the direct impact programs have on the target population and create volunteer opportunities for our associates. This program also enables us to partner with community organizations who share our mission of advancing education and community & economic development in the communities we serve.

The Developing Partnerships Grant Application requires that an initial application be submitted for grant consideration. If the initial application meets our minimum criteria, your organization may be invited to submit a full application for further consideration.

Note: Because the 2014 application deadlines have passed, the online grant application has been deactivated.  Please check back in early 2015 for additional information, including new deadlines.

Community Partnership Grants

The Community Investments Grant Application furthers Old National’s goal of being a good corporate citizen by providing smaller grants (up to $7,500) to eligible nonprofit organizations to carry out mission-driven programs. The application and approval process operates on a shorter time frame than the Developing Partnerships Grants Application. Utilizing this streamlined process enables nonprofits that may have more immediate needs to receive funding faster without expending extra resources during the application phase.

Note: The 2014 Community Investments Grant application has been deactivated due to a large volume of requests.  Please check back in early 2015 for updates.  Current requests that have already been submitted will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

To be considered for grant funding, organizations must:

  • Have non-profit, tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the IRS Code
  • Be located in or provide service to communities within ONB’s footprint

What we look for in an applicant organization:

  • Fiscal stability
  • Mission closely related to the Foundation’s priorities
  • Strong leadership/governance
  • Diverse Board and Staff; reflective of the community being served

When reviewing proposals, preference is given to projects/initiatives that:

  • Fit closely with the Foundation’s funding priorities
  • Address community needs related to our funding priorities
  • Include financial commitments from a variety of sources
  • Utilize an effective evaluation plan specific to the proposed project/initiative
  • Measurable goals and outcomes