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Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Resources for the Heritage Support Grant application process.

Heritage Support Grant Budget Template

Important: this budget template must be used for your project budget. You can download it at the link below.


Grant Application Sample Copies

Important: These copies are for review and planning only. Grant applications MUST be submitted via the online grant portal. Applications will not be accepted by mail or email.

Logic Model

Applicants are welcome to use the Logic Model Template to assist with project development. Please note that the logic model template is designed for planning purposes and is not a required document for final proposal submission.

Grant Report Sample Copies

All grant recipients are required to submit a final report at the conclusion of their grant cycle. These copies are for review and planning only. Final grant reports must be submitted via the online grant portal. Reports will not be accepted by mail or email. Contact your LHS coach for more information.

Grant Overview Slides

This presentation walks potential applicants through the Heritage Support Grants process, from using the grant software to submitting the Summary of Proposal and Full Proposal.

Recorded Webinars

NOTE: To access these recordings, you will be asked to enter your first and last name, as well as your email address. Recorded webinars are free to view.

Heritage Support Grants Overview:

Additional recorded webinars on topics relating to fundraising can be accessed here.

Fundraising Terms Glossary

This document defines common fundraising terms used in the Heritage Support Grants program.

Collections Care Glossary

This glossary of collections care, conservation and preservation terms was created for the Hoosier Heritage Alliance.

Professional Standards

It is expected that that the applicant organization will have or will obtain the requisite professional expertise to carry out the proposed project. Projects will adhere to or help the organization to meet accepted professional standards. We’ve gathered links to the standards for collections, historical society and museum management, preservation, volunteer programs and more.


General and online grant portal inquiries:
Tamara Hemmerlein
(317) 234-0170

Fundraising training inquiries:
Bryce Gorman
(317) 234-9514


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