Indiana Grantmakers Alliance (IGA) is a nonprofit membership association serving the state’s community, corporate, family, independent, operating, private and public foundations, as well as corporate giving programs. Our members hold 14.7 billion in assets and award 700 million in grants each year.
IGA itself does not make grants.
With a mission to advance philanthropy by promoting legal, ethical, effective and efficient grantmaking, IGA supports its members with four broad categories of service:
IGA’s work is guided by a Strategic Framework, developed and approved by the Board of Directors.
In November 1983, Lieutenant Governor John Mutz and Alan Shusterman, executive director of the Indiana Humanities Council, convened representatives from more than 70 foundations and corporate giving programs in Indianapolis to discuss the future of the state’s philanthropic sector. Based on the success of that first meeting, the planning committee agreed to continue holding the event and formed a steering committee to complete the task. That group called itself Indiana Donors Alliance (IDA).
After several years of growing interest and participation in the collaborative conversations, IDA was incorporated in 1990. As it hired staff, elected trustees and recruited members, it grew into the full-service membership association now known as Indiana Grantmakers Alliance.
Indiana Grantmakers Alliance Foundation (IGAF)
IGAF is a Type I Supporting Organization to IGA, organized and operated exclusively for the benefit of the Alliance, its goals and functions.
IGAF hosts two special programs serving community foundations and youth. The GIFT program (Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow) is the technical assistance component of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s community foundation initiative. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) is a statewide network of 40+ partner organizations with the common goal of engaging youth in giving and serving within their communities. YPII provides technical assistance to grantmakers with an interest in youth philanthropy.