Resource Grants

What is a Resource Grant?
An In Trust Center Resource Grant is a dollar-for-dollar matching grant of up to $10,000 that is intended to address a particular challenge or opportunity within an institution. The In Trust Center hopes that through a Resource Grant, your school will engage an outside resource that allows you to support your work and further your school’s mission. All member schools of the In Trust Center are eligible to apply for a Resource Grant.

A school can apply and receive one Resource Grant per calendar year and must show how they are providing matching funds. In-kind contributions, such as materials and volunteer labor, do not qualify as part of the match.

Letter of inquiry
Those interested in applying for a Resource Grant should submit a Letter of Inquiry. The letter should be no more than 2 pages and should include:

  • Introduction – Include the name of your institution, your mission, the amount of money requested, and a description of how you will use the resource.
  • Statement of need – Explain the challenge or opportunity that your school is looking to address.
  • Funding sources – A description of how you will provide matching funds.

The In Trust Center encourages letters that demonstrate how the request fits the school’s mission or priorities and how the resource will strengthen the school’s mission and work in the future. Letters can be submitted to

Next steps

  • The In Trust Center Resource Grants committee will review your Letter of Inquiry; and if selected, you will be invited to submit an application. 
  • If your application is approved, you will be asked to sign a grant agreement. 
  • Grant funds will be released to your school.

Next grant cycle

Information about the next grant cycle will be available after January 30, 2019.

Should you have any questions, please contact Ann Marie Glanden at

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Resource grants are made possible thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment, Inc.