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Apply for funding

Thank you for your interest in partnering with the Vectren Foundation. Each year, we fund hundreds of organizations that impact our customers and the communities in which we all live and work. We receive (and evaluate) thousands of proposals, so while many opportunities are aligned to our areas of focus, we are only able to fund a small percentage of the total number received.

For your convenience, we have developed an online proposal tool to reduce submission and response times and reduce the amount of paper consumed using hard-copy methods. The Foundation does not accept requests or proposals by mail, fax, email or phone.

Before getting started, be sure to read the full list of Foundation guidelines, requirements and procedures. Please submit your final application only once.

Visit the online proposal submission system



new funding opportunity:
consider a PRI for large, long-term projects


The Vectren Foundation now offers Program-Related Investments (PRIs) for qualified initiatives requiring significant capital investment. With a PRI, select organizations can access inexpensive capital, build credit, and achieve outcomes that would be difficult to attain through grants alone. Learn more about PRIs




request additional information

Use the contact information below to request additional information or send materials:

Mark Miller
Manager, Community Affairs

Vectren Corporation
P.O. Box 209
Evansville, IN 47702
Phone: (812) 491-4176
Rachel Goodspeed
Manager, Community Affairs

Vectren Corporation
120 West Second Street
Suite 820
Dayton, OH 45402-1602
Phone: (937) 267-3176

basic funding requirements & documents

The documents and information you will need to complete your submission are:

  • Federal Employee Identification Number (EIN) for your organization

  • A copy of your organization's IRS Letter of Determination

  • A copy of your current budget for the project, program, activity or event

  • A listing of the members of your Board of Directors

  • Any other supplementary materials that describe your organization or support your proposal

Read full list of contribution requirements


frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Tax-exemption
How do I know if our group is tax-exempt?
Is our Sales Tax Exemption Certificate enough?
We can’t find an IRS Letter – what can we do?
We are a 501 c 6 exempt organization – may we request funding?

Service Area

Where is your service area?
How can I be certain if we fall within your service area?
What if we are not in your service area but our clients are?

Timing
Do you have application deadlines or cycles?
How long will it take to hear if my application is accepted?
How long must I wait to submit another application?