Gifts to endowed funds held at the Hendricks County Community Foundation are permanently invested. Annual income from these funds as well as our non-permanent funds provide grants to charitable organizations and worthy causes that will improve the quality of life within our community forever. Grants are directed according to the wishes of the donor who established the fund. See Funds for more information regarding the type of funds we offer and a full listing of our funds.

To meet needs in the community, the Community Foundation awards grants from its unrestricted funds including the Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund, Director's Unrestricted Fund, First Merchants Charitable Foundation, Inc. Fund and its legacy funds. View a map of our grant recipients from 2000 - 2015.

The Community Foundation currently manages over 200 funds created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations for charitable purposes.

In 2015, funds held at the Community Foundation awarded over $840,000 in grants to organizations and projects serving Hendricks County.


HCCF Grantmaking

If you have questions regarding the grant process, please contact

Eric Hessel at 317.268.6240 or

We thank our donors and fund representatives for their generosity and commitment to Hendricks County!