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 Tyrone Spann 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. Last year’s largest funder forum highlighted AFN’s research on how wealth influences health outcomes, connecting national research to Indiana specific efforts. 
  • Elevate: Indiana AFN highlights promising practices, key issues, and innovations in the field. Our Inclusive Growth Roundtable in spring 2019 showcased ways that funders involved in asset building could collaborate more deeply with funders and civic leaders leading inclusive growth efforts in the central Indiana region.
  • 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.


Upcoming Events


Are you an Indiana grantmaker interested in joining this chapter? Contact us to learn more.


Tyrone Spann,

Steering Committee

Owen Washburn

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Taryn MacFarlane

MacFarlane Family Foundation

Beth Casselman

The Clowes Fund

Sara VanSlambrook

United Way Central Indiana

Tyrone Spann

Indiana Program Officer

AFN Staff

Indiana AFN is grateful for financial support from the following sponsoring and contributing member foundations:

Grantmaking Members
Central Indiana Community Foundation
Clowes Fund
Glick Funds
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Lumina Foundation
MacFarlane Family Foundation
PNC Bank
United Way Central Indiana

Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance
LISC Indiana