The Early Action Grant program allows residents to launch initiatives during the planning process that support the priority areas residents define through the Visioning Summit and the Action Team work sessions.    


  • Any individual or group is welcome to apply.
  • Each grant is between $500-5,000
  • Project benefits residents of all QOL area neighborhoods
  • Projects should provide visible result in the short-term, with a starting date of June 2016 and end date of June 2017.
  • Project promotes resident and community member engagement
  • Complements the purposes of QOL Plan and work of the Action Teams
  • Grant requests should be for new projects or an expansion of an existing project (not for operating or ongoing staff costs).
  • Applicants will need to show evidence of community support by having partners sign-off on the application and/or attach letters of support.
  • Additional leverage or matching dollars will be looked upon favorably.
  • Applicants should have Fiscal Agent (identified and qualified).[1]

Applications available here and are due by July 8. For more details, please contact Community Builder Scarlett Martin at or 317-602-3613. 

[1] Fiscal sponsorship is a formal arrangement in which a 501(c)(3) public charity, church, school, neighborhood association or other entity sponsors a project that may lack exempt status. This alternative to starting your own nonprofit allows you to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under your sponsor’s exempt status.