The Statewide Capital Projects Initiative (SCPI) is a five-year initiative that will infuse capital funds into real estate spaces for Indiana counties served by Indiana United Ways’ (IUW) United Way members. The purpose of this initiative is to increase the availability and quality of essential health and human services in all communities. Supported by Lilly Endowment Inc., the Statewide Capital Projects Initiative will distribute $80 million in the form of matching capital grants for these real estate needs.

Who qualifies for a capital grant?

Nonprofit 501(C)(3) community benefit organizations that can reasonably demonstrate that the primary purpose of the capital project space is to directly deliver essential health and human services (i.e., childcare, early childhood education, mental health care, purpose-built supportive or transitional housing, food assistance, etc.) may qualify for a matching grant. The Initiative does not cover capital costs associated with administrative uses.

Examples of organizations that do not qualify for funding include real estate developers, nonprofits established by for-profit entities, economic development corporations, community development corporations, public education foundations, and nonprofit organizations that do not have a primary purpose of directly delivering essential health and human services (i.e., market-rate sports and recreation facilities, museums, cultural centers, etc.).

What type of projects may qualify for a matching capital grant?

A wide range of projects designed to increase the availability and quality of essential health and human services will be considered as part of this Initiative. These projects may involve purchase of land, construction, renovation, furniture/fixtures/equipment directly associated with a capital project’s direct delivery of essential health and human services to the community, and other capital asset needs. Routine maintenance, preventable repairs, and housing without fully integrated supportive services do not qualify under this Initiative.

How do I apply for funding?

All interested nonprofits in Vanderburgh, Warrick, or Spencer Counties must apply in collaboration with United Way of Southwestern Indiana.

To be considered by UWSWI for this initiative, fill out and submit the inquiry form. (Click the orange box below.)

Organizations are strongly encouraged to review the FAQs to determine initial eligibility before submitting an inquiry form. (Click on the Statewide Capital Projects Initiative box below the inquiry form to access FAQ document.) 

*Not all qualifying projects will be endorsed nor invited to apply. The IUW Statewide Capital Projects Initiative provides matching grants of no more than 50% of the total budget for a capital project. All funded projects must demonstrate a 100% match. Matching funds cannot come from other IUW grant programs or from any other grants supported by Lilly Endowment Inc.

Tiers of Funding Available:
Tier 1 – $50K-$200K
Tier 2 – $200,001-$1.5 million.

Application Window:
January 8, 2024-March 31, 2028

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