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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.

Please Note: Due to the high volume of requests received this year, we have deactivated the online grant application for the remainder of 2015. Thank you for your interest in the Old National Bank Foundation! Please check our website in January 2016 for more information about our new grant cycle and updated guidelines, funding priorities and deadlines.
 

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 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have been previously funded by Old National Bank Foundation, and are seeking to carry out programs related directly to our funding priorities, mission and vision.  

Click here to apply for a Developing Partnerships Grant.

Community Investments

The Community Investments Grant Application furthers Old National Bank’s goal of being a good corporate citizen by providing grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to carry out mission-driven programs. This grant level is for applicants who are new to Old National Bank Foundation.  

The Community Investments Grant Application is a two-step process that requires a letter of intent be submitted for consideration as a first step in the application process.  The letter of intent will be reviewed and applicants will be notified approximately 2-4 weeks after the deadline date regarding whether or not they are invited to submit a full application for further consideration.

Click here to apply for a Community Investments Grant.

To be considered for grant funding, organizations must:

  • Have non-profit, tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) or 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 funding opportunities/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 funding opportunity/initiative
  • Demonstrate measurable goals and outcomes