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 innovative 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.

Currently, schools are only eligible to apply and receive one Resource Grant. Click here for a list of previously awarded schools.

Matching funds

Schools 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 2019 Resource Grant should submit a Letter of Inquiry on the school’s letterhead to the program manager, Ann Marie Glanden. The letter should be no more than two pages and should include the following:

  • 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 and how the requested resource(s) will help your school meet this need.
  • Funding sources: A description of how you will provide matching funds.
  • Contact information: Main contact person for grant including email, phone, and address.

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 are due by April 5, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. EDT and can be submitted to

Next steps

The In Trust Center Resource Grants committee will review your Letter of Inquiry by May 31, 2019; 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 in August 2019 to be used during the grant period (September 1, 2019- August 31, 2020).


Should you have any questions in advance of completing the Letter of Inquiry, please contact Ann Marie Glanden at and visit the FAQs page.

Want to know more? View the free informational webinar hosted by program manager, Ann Marie Glanden.

CLICK HERE to view webinar.

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