Vectren Foundation Funding

Vectren Foundation


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Indiana: Bartholomew County, Blackford County, Boone County, Clark County, Clay County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The Vectren Foundation strives to become a community catalyst in our communities - leveraging everyday opportunities to achieve extraordinary outcomes. 

The Foundation provides funding for nearly 400 nonprofit organizations throughout its service territory. Through Vectren's support, our local communities are able to support home weatherization and energy education programs that help struggling families reduce utility costs, help children gain access to quality education programs, and give adults workforce training that will give them access to jobs with a fair living wage. 

Through the dedication of Vectren employees working together, we will continue to strengthen and grow the communities we serve, and make positive impacts on everyone around us. 

The Vectren Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization funded by Vectren shareholders and governed by a board of directors.

Investment Priorities

Education

We believe a skilled and educated workforce is vital to the sustainability and economic growth of our communities, and it begins with our youngest residents. We support effective education initiatives at institutions ranging from early education programs to colleges and universities that measurably advance grade-level readiness, graduation rates and workforce development.


Community Development

We believe strong communities are essential to personal, economic and social growth. We support programs and initiatives that measurably advance economic development, restore and maintain our neighborhoods, and revitalize the economic core of a community.


Energy Conservation & Environmental Stewardship

We believe everyone can play a part in the preservation of natural resources and energy conservation. We support programs and projects that measurably drive long-term conservation behaviors, preserve or restore natural resources, and increase access to natural resource areas.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • The Vectren Foundation only awards grants to organizations exempt from Federal Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.
  • These grants are primarily restricted to serve those clients within our service territory.
    • If your agency is located outside of our service territory, but serves residents within our service territory, you are eligible for funding.

Preferences:

  • Priority will be given to those organizations and activities that serve to improve the quality of life in the communities Vectren serves.

Ineligibility:

  • Generally the Vectren Foundation will not make contributions to political, fraternal, labor or veteran's organizations, unless the activity is for direct community involvement.
    • The Foundation does not make contributions to issues-oriented organizations.
  • The Vectren Foundation will not support programs, activities or campaigns that advance a specific religious agenda.
    • The Foundation will consider educationally-focused initiatives from private and parochial schools provided such institutions are not exclusive in regards to student eligibility requirements.
  • In order to serve the broadest spectrum of community need, the Foundation will not award scholarships or grants that benefit individuals.
    • This includes individuals raising funds for charitable purposes, student ambassador programs and sponsorship of individual sports or academic teams.
  • The Foundation does not award grants involving travel outside of the Vectren Service Territory.
  • The Vectren Foundation cannot and will not award any grant that results in the return of a financial benefit or value to Vectren Corporation, any Vectren employee, Director, or any member of their immediate family.


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