Festival Fund

The Festival Fund was established in 2011 to support and promote the activities of organizations in the greater Indianapolis area that enrich life by celebrating cultural diversity and expression and showcase the growing number of nationalities represented in Central Indiana. Qualifying community organizations may apply to receive funding to support their international or cultural event in grant awards ranging from $250-$2,000.

2020 Update: The International Center’s Festival Fund is inactive as sources of funding usually reserved for the Festival Fund are directed toward community relief.

We are not turning away any event funding requests at this time. Any applications received will be considered if the situation changes, allowing the committee to continue actively reviewing submissions. 

Thank you for your understanding!

To Qualify

Before applying, interested applicants must review the Festival Fund Guidelines for qualifications, application instructions, and organizational requirements. Following the review of the guidelines, applications must be submitted at least 60 days in advance of the sponsored event.

To Apply

In order for an application to be considered, it must include the following materials:

    1. Completed Application Form
      (Or, complete online)
    2. Completed Budget Form
    3. Sponsorship Document
    4. Proof of 501(c)(3) Status

Completed applications can be submitted at the online form, via email to Rebecca VanVliet, or by mail to The International Center’s office. Following their submission, applications will be reviewed by a committee, who will reach a decision regarding the grant amount.


Want to learn more?

Talk to Us About the Festival Fund

Contact Rebecca VanVliet, Marketing and Communications Manager