The Summer Youth Program Fund (SYPF) supports summer programs serving Marion County youth. This funding collaborative makes the grant process easier for charitable organizations by using a single application form. It provides grants, coordinates professional development opportunities, and distributes community information.
The Indianapolis Foundation (a CICF affiliate) and Lilly Endowment Inc. manage SYPF grant-making and other activities. Since 1995, SYPF has awarded over $50 million in grants to summer programs. SYPD has evolved from providing mainly emergency assistance to also support quality, consistent enhancement for residential and youth employment programs.
The funding partners for 2020 include: Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.; Christel DeHaan Family Foundation; City of Indianapolis DMD; Indiana University Health; Lilly Endowment Inc.; Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust; The Clowes Fund Inc.; The Indianapolis Foundation; and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund.