Indiana Foundation Stats | New tool for funding data!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Indiana is home to 1,190 foundations with assets of $21.2 billion. To promote transparency and understanding, the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (IPA) has partnered with Foundation Center to bring top-line data about the philanthropy landscape to regional foundations, nonprofits, policymakers, and media in the new Indiana Foundation Stats website.

Find a link to Indiana Foundation Stats above or on our website by looking under "Resources" located in the top, blue navigation bar. Click on "IN Foundation Stats" listed on the right of the menu options.

This new interactive dashboard offers insights into:

  • The composition of foundations in Indiana,
  • The giving priorities of those foundations, and
  • Grant distributions in Indiana by all foundations, regardless of location.

In the most recent year of complete data (2015):

  • There were 1,190 foundations with assets of $21.2 billion and giving of $1.4 billion in 2015. 
  • Only 16% of grantmaking went to general support while more than ½ of the grant dollars went to specific programs.
  • Indiana foundations accounted for 80% of giving to Indiana recipients. Only 20% of giving came from out of state. See the top 25 out-of-state funders.
  • Education continues to be the top funding priority for Indiana foundations. Education represented 27% of total giving in 2015.
  • The top population groups benefiting from Indiana giving were children and youth (31% for 2015) followed by economically disadvantaged (20% for 2015). See more population focus areas here.

Indiana Foundation Stats was made possible by a partnership between the United Philanthropy Forum and Foundation Center, and joins alongside other regions including California, Connecticut, and the Southeast in this important transparency and knowledge-sharing effort.

Does the data look incomplete? Share your data!

The dashboard represents the latest available grants data from the Internal Revenue Service and a pool of foundations who directly share their giving information with Foundation Center.

It is important to note that the most complete data is shown under 2015, as data for the last two years is still being collected by Foundation Center. Foundations can contribute their most recent data easily and in doing so, strengthen the overall picture of Indiana Philanthropy. To share your data, simply email egrants@foundationcenter.org (learn more).

Pro Tips

There are lots of ways to interact with this tool and view data. Below are some pro tips to help guide you.