The Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students is a five-year initiative launched in 2016 that seeks to significantly increase the number of Indiana students who are emotionally healthy, realize academic success, graduate from high school, obtain valuable postsecondary credentials necessary for meaningful employment, and are prepared to compete and prosper in the global society in which they will live and work.

The Counseling Initiative has included more than $37 million in grants made through a noncompetitive planning grant phase, round one of the competitive implementation grant phase, and grantmaking to help universities strengthen programs that prepare the next generation of school counselors and principals.

Round II of Funding Available

In late 2017, the Endowment invited eligible school corporations and charter schools in Indiana the opportunity to apply for an implementation grant in its second round of funding in the Counseling Initiative. Deadline to apply was March 15, 2018 and the Endowment expects to announce recipients of the grants in summer 2018.


Any public school corporation or charter school that was eligible to participate in the original Counseling Initiative but did not receive an implementation grant in the first round was eligible to apply for an implementation grant in this second round, regardless of whether it submitted a proposal under either the planning grant or implementation grant phase of the original initiative.


Please email the Endowment’s education division at