Indiana AFN is a regional chapter of grantmakers who invest in opportunities for low and middle income individuals and families to build economic well-being. Members include private, public, corporate, and community foundations, public-sector funders, and financial institutions who want to help Hoosiers secure economic stability, for now and for years to come. Indiana AFN connects funders and their peers in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Together they share promising programs and smart strategies, gather knowledge to make their grantmaking more effective, and work to increase investments in asset building.
Indiana AFN was launched in 2016 as a regional affiliate of national AFN by Central Indiana Community Foundation, the Clowes Fund, JP Morgan Chase & Co., and United Way Central Indiana. Membership is open to funders who invest in a range of initiatives that build assets for Hoosiers, from early childhood education, college access, or workforce development to health, financial education, or micro-enterprise. Indiana AFN members meet regularly meet and host events to share ideas. Indiana grantmakers should contact Taryn MacFarlane if interested in joining this chapter.
How We Work
- Educate: Indiana AFN members learn from each other and others as they seek solutions to local challenges. The chapter regularly hosts funder forums. The latest one on two-generation asset building strategies brought local leaders and national experts together to share data and ideas.
- Elevate: Indiana AFN highlights promising practices, key issues, and innovations in the field. This year, the chapter is partnering with Indiana Philanthropy Alliance on Workforce Ready programming with integrated asset building and expanding Indiana Promise Children’s Savings Accounts.
- Influence: Indiana AFN engages key stakeholders in the benefits of expanding access to opportunities to build assets. AFN’s annual national conference, hosted in 2017 by Indiana, brought key local leaders together with national policymakers and leaders.
- Grow: Indiana AFN works to increase the number of grantmakers and resources focused on economic well-being. Members leverage one another’s interests and investments and actively look for additional funders willing to invest in Indiana.
Central Indiana Community Foundation
Indiana United Ways
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
MacFarlane Family Foundation
Old National Bank
United Way Central Indiana
Wabash County Community Foundation
Women’s Fund of Central Indiana
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance
Are you an Indiana grantmaker interested in joining this chapter? Contact us to learn more.
Taryn MacFarlane, firstname.lastname@example.org