Clowes Fund Grants Over $3 Million

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Clowes Fund, Inc., a family foundation established in Indianapolis in 1952, has announced its grant distributions for the 2019 funding cycle. More than $3 million was distributed to 90 nonprofit organizations in eight states, including more than $1.1 million in New England.

The foundation’s grantmaking priorities in New England are social services, education and arts education. Within social services the foundation has two foci, workforce development and supportive services for immigrant, refugee and asylee populations. The foundation gives regional priority in New England to certain parts of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

New England grants paid in 2019 include $30,000 to the African Community Education Program for its Family Education and Outreach (Worcester, MA); $20,000 to Center for Women & Enterprise for its Community Classrooms: Entrepreneurial Education for Low-Income Women (Nashua, NH); and $20,000 to OUT Maine for its Making Maine Rural Schools Safe for LGBTQ Youth programming (Rockland, ME).

A comprehensive list of The Clowes Fund’s competitive grants is attached. For more information about The Clowes Fund including a complete listing of recent grants, visit the Fund’s website at