Inspiring Sports Grant Program

In 2017, more than $75,000 was awarded to 16 youth-serving organizations

About the Inspiring Sports Grant Program

The Inspiring Sports 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 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 Inspiring Sports 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. Inspiring Sports Charity Golf Tournament has been presented annually since 1988 by Indiana Sports Corp. If you are interested in information on future grants, or want to obtain more information regarding the Inspiring Sports Grant Program, please contact Molly Powell at or (317) 237-5102.

2018 Applications

The 2018 application for the Inspiring Sports Grant program is currently open. The grant cycle is changing from previous years. To learn more about grant guidelines, click here

Once you have registered an account on The Exchange then to apply click program search at the top, then the drop down should be grant application, then click 2018 Inspiring Sports Grant application, click new program registration and fill out what you can. 

2018 Deadline

All applications for the Inspiring Sports Grant program are due by October 31.

2018 Grant Recipients

More than $70,000  was awarded to 12 youth-serving organizations impacting 8,400 children across the state of Indiana.

The 12 organization selected:

  • Concord Neighborhood Center
  • Damar Services, Inc.
  • Eskenazi Health Foundation
  • Children's Better Health Institute
  • Fight for Life Foundation
  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
  • Girls Inc. of Monroe County
  • Horizons at St. Richard's Episcopal School
  • Indianapolis Parks Foundation
  • Jackson Center for Conductive Education
  • John H. Boner Community Center
  • Joseph Maley Foundation

View more details on the 2018 selected grant recipients

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Get connected to youth-serving organizations with Indiana companies and individuals who have sports equipment, volunteer hours, facilities, and other resources to donate.

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