Susan Williams CHAMPS Grant Program

The 2017 Susan Williams CHAMPS Grant application is now available on The Exchange.

Applications need to be submitted by January 15, 2017. 


Click Here for the grant application guidelines.  Contact Molly Powell at mpowell@indianasportscorp.org with any questions.  

Here are the Susan Williams CHAMPS Grant recipients for 2016

Nineteen Youth-Serving Organizations to Receive nearly $85,000 in 2016 CHAMPS Grants from Indiana Sports Corp 
Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, Inc.
American Foundation for Preventive Medicine
CHAMP Camp, Inc.
Concord Neighborhood Center
Early Learning Indiana
Eskenazi Health Foundation
Girl Scounts of Central Indiana
Horizons at St. Richard’s Episcopal School
Indianapolis Parks Foundation
Jackson Center 
Jameson Camp
John H. Boner Center
Joseph Maley Foundation
Kennedy King Memorial Initiative, Inc.
National Junior Tennis and Learning of Indianapolis
Nine 13 Sports
Tab Recreation
YMCA Greater Indianapolis
YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

About the Susan Williams CHAMPS Grant Program

Susan Williams CHAMPS Grants support organizations that provide underserved youth with the opportunity to participate in sports and fitness activities and teach life skills. Since the inception of the CHAMPS (Champions in Life) Grant program in 1988, nearly $2.1 million have been allocated to 233 youth organizations to support their sports programming and initiatives.

The grants are funded by the net proceeds of the annual Youthlinks Indiana Charity Golf Tournament, as well as direct contributions from many generous organizations like the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, the Samerian Foundation, and United Water. Youthlinks Indiana Charity Golf Tournament has been presented annually since 1988 by Indiana Sports Corp.

In 2012, Indiana Sports Corp renamed its CHAMPS Grant Program to the Susan Williams CHAMPS Grant Program. The renaming recognized the significant contributions of Williams, who retired as the president of Indiana Sports Corp after more than seven years in the position.




If you are interested in information on future grants, or want to obtain more information regarding the Susan Williams CHAMPS Grant Program, please contact CHAMPS Grant Manager Molly Powell at mpowell@IndianaSportsCorp.org. or (317) 237-5102.

Eighteen Youth-Serving Organizations Receive 2015 CHAMPS Grants from Indiana Sports Corp (read more)

Twenty-Four Youth-Serving Organizations to Receive the 2014 CHAMPS Grants from Indiana Sports Corp (click here for the full release)

Twelve Youth-Serving Organizations to Receive the 2013 CHAMPS Grants from Indiana Sports Corp (click here for the full release)