The aim of the Youth Program Resilience Fund (YPRF) is to help defray a range of additional costs that Indiana youth-serving organizations must incur to  effectively serve the state’s school-age children and youth (ages five to 18) in accordance with COVID-19 public health guidance. The Endowment is making up to $20 million available to eligible organizations.

Although the Endowment is interested in the positive development of all youth, it has a special interest in helping fund COVID-19-related costs of youth-serving organizations that serve a significant number of youth 1) who are members of low-income families or communities of color or immigrant populations that are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and other health and social challenges or 2) who face other compelling challenges that adversely affect healthy development.


Community-based organizations that conduct programs for youth in Indiana and are public charities described in Internal Revenue Code (Code) sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) (other than Type III supporting organizations described in clause (i) or (ii) of Code section 4942(g)(4)(A) ) are eligible to apply for funding through the YPRF.

Eligible organizations may include independent organizations, multi-service organizations with youth programs, locally based affiliates of national organizations, child welfare agencies, and faith-based organizations. Eligible organizations may have one location or several sites at which they provide their programs and services. Although the Endowment recognizes the important role schools and government agencies play in supporting youth and families, they are not eligible for funding from the YPRF. For more details, please read the Request for Information and Frequently Asked Questions, which can be found with other relevant documents in the resources section  at the bottom of this web page.


Organizations must submit applications through this web page no later than noon, EDT on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. One-inch margins and 12 pt. font are required and page limits for various application components must be observed. The Endowment will review all submitted information and at its sole discretion will determine the level of support, if any, it will provide. All complete submissions from eligible organizations received by the deadline will be reviewed. Please read the Request for Information for more details.

Information Session

On July 22, Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) offered a virtual information session about the YPRF application process and Request for Information. A recording of this session is available here.


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  • Carefully review the Request for Information and assess your organization’s eligibility to apply.
  • Preview and prepare information for the online application form (see below).
  • Prepare application according to the instructions in the Request for Information.
  • Create a single PDF that includes all application components – including the Tax Exempt Status Form (see checklist below).
  • Complete the online form, upload your PDF and submit the complete application. Your PDF and the online form must be submitted at the same time.
      • List town(s)/city(ies) and county(ies) served
        Combine these documents into one PDF to be uploaded and submit.
      • Accepted file types: pdf.