Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Clowes Fund, Inc.

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • www.clowesfund.org

Mission Statement

The Clowes Fund, a family foundation, seeks to enhance the common good by encouraging organizations and projects that help to build a just and equitable society, create opportunities for initiative, foster creativity and the growth of knowledge, and promote appreciation of the natural environment.

We pursue these goals by awarding grants in three areas: arts, education, and social services. We also recognize the special value of efforts that create links among these areas. The Fund has a special interest in supporting projects that strengthen the communities in which Clowes family members and the foundation's directors live and work.

Main Programs

  1. Grant-Making
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Funding is concentrated in the geographic regions of New England, Indiana and Washington.  Priorities vary within the different geographic areas.

New England: The Clowes Fund gives priority to certain areas of interest in social services, including Immigrants, Refugees and Asylees and Workforce Development, Education, and Arts Education for the greater Boston area, and for parts of southern Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Indianapolis, IN: The Clowes Fund gives priority to social services interests, including Immigrants, Refugees and Asylees and Workforce Development, in Marion County and the seven contiguous counties.

Seattle, WA: The Clowes Fund gives priority to instrumental music education programs that foster critical thinking skills and creativity.

ruling year

1954

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Elizabeth Casselman

Keywords

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clowes, funding, clowes fund, foundation

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EIN

35-1079679

 Number

5768113551

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Grant-Making

Social services, education and arts and art education.

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Funding is concentrated in the geographic regions of New England, Indiana and Washington.  Priorities vary within the different geographic areas.

New England: The Clowes Fund gives priority to certain areas of interest in social services, including Immigrants, Refugees and Asylees and Workforce Development, Education, and Arts Education for the greater Boston area, and for parts of southern Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Indianapolis, IN: The Clowes Fund gives priority to social services interests, including Immigrants, Refugees and Asylees and Workforce Development, in Marion County and the seven contiguous counties.

Seattle, WA: The Clowes Fund gives priority to instrumental music education programs that foster critical thinking skills and creativity.

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The Clowes Fund Incorporated
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Clowes Fund, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Elizabeth Casselman

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jonathan Clowes

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