2019 Innovative Program Grant

Indiana Leadership Association announced a $1,500 grant opportunity for Hoosier community leadership programs to design an innovative one day or half day program.

The grant is intended to assist with the costs associated with designing and implementing a new one day or half day program.

Grant Purpose

Indiana Leadership Association wishes to encourage innovative program development among community leadership programs throughout the state.  Various ILA members from across the state have found programmatic, and financial, success by offering one day, or half day, programs related to a specific topic in leadership.

For ideas, Leadership Johnson County, Leadership Hendricks County, Leadership Academy of Madison County and Shafer Leadership Academy have existing one day or half day programs open to the public.

Grant Requirements

Applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit organization which provides community leadership development as a core program. Applicants must be headquartered in the State of Indiana.

Grant Timeline & Process

The grant application will be available from December 1, 2018 to February 1, 2019. Grant applications are due by midnight on February 1, 2019 and may only be submitted via the online application available on this website.

Grant applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of Indiana Leadership Association. The winner will be announced at the ILA Best Practice Roundtable on February 26, 2019. We ask that all applicants attend this event. More information will be coming soon regarding registration for this event.

Grant Requirements

The recipient of the 2019 Innovation Program Grant will be required to submit a one page post grant report outlining their budget, providing receipts of expenditures and completing a narrative assessment of the grant’s success. In addition, the recipient must share results of their program at the next ILA public event — ILA Annual Meeting (August 2019) or ILA Best Practice Roundtable (February 2020).

Questions can be directed to ILA Board Members Mitch Isaacs or Susan Rozzi.

Award Winner

The Indiana Leadership Association is pleased to announce Leadership Academy of Madison County and Hamilton County Leadership Academy as the 2019 recipient of the Innovative Program Grant. The organizations received the $1,500 grant to support a new shared professional development program to be offered in the summer of 2019.

“We see this as a building year,” shares Carrie Bale, executive director of Leadership Academy of Madison County, “as we work with Hamilton County Leadership Academy towards the goal of networking and professional development opportunities. The objective is building relationships between the two counties and increasing the number of community members interested in strengthening our region.”

“These organizations truly provided an innovative way to approach professional development,” said Tandy Shuck, President of the Board of Director of Indiana Leadership Association. “Many of the community leadership development programs in our state offer professional development opportunities beyond their flagship programs. It is nice to see two organizations collaborate in this way!”

Bringing together community-based leadership development programs throughout Indiana, the mission of the Indiana Leadership Association (ILA) is to facilitate best practices of leadership in and for the good of Indiana communities and Indiana people. ILA seeks to provide information, partnership, networking, consulting, training and facilitation to promote these collaborative values and practices throughout the community.