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.

Schools are only eligible to submit an application for one project per grant period and schools funded in 2019 are ineligable to receive a 2020 Resource Grant. Click here for a list of 2019 grant recipients.

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.


Those interested in applying for a 2020 Resource Grant should complete an application by April 30, 2020.

To apply for a 2020 Resource Grant fill out this application by April 30, 2020.

Please view the PDF of the application before submitting your answers on the online application in order to preview questions and draft answers.

Next steps

The In Trust Center Resource Grants committee will notify all schools of funding decisions by July 20, 2020. 

If your application is approved, you will be required to sign a grant agreement.

Grant funds will be released to your school in August 2020 and must be used during the grant period (September 1, 2020- August 31, 2021).


If you have any questions about the grant process, please contact and visit the FAQs page.

To learn more about this grant opportunity view our recorded informational webinar. 

Click here to view the webinar

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