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SYPF Orientation Meeeting: 10/27/15

The annual Summer Youth Program Fund Orientation will be held:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ivy Tech Corporate and Culinary Center (Click here for a photo of parking options.)

2820 North Meridian Street

8:00:  Continental Breakfast

8:30:  General Session

9:45 to 10:45:  Learning Sessions


  • New Organizations – those that have never received an SYPF grant or those that received a grant for the first time in 2015—are expected to attend the general session and encouraged to attend break-out sessions.
  • Veteran organizations—those that received a grant from the partners through SYPF for at least the past two years—are strongly encouraged—to attend the meeting. 
  • Due to space limitations, attendance will be limited to one person per veteran organization.  New organizations (as defined above) may send two representatives.  Organizations with more than one site/branch may send one person per site. 

This meeting provides an opportunity for professional development and networking as you plan your 2016 summer program.  During the general session, we will discuss the proposal process, and Ramona Baker will join us to speak about creative solutions.  Ramona has more than 25 years of experience as a CEO of arts councils and cultural organizations and works to ensure that organizations can not only meet the challenges of today but plan for the successes of tomorrow.


Breakout sessions will provide valuable information about resource development, program planning and community partnerships.  There will also be a break-out session for grantees and prospective grantees to discuss the proposal format and process in more detail.  


The deadline for submitting proposals for 2016 funding will be noon on Friday, December 4, 2015.  Each funding partner will review applications in their interest/priority areas and make funding decisions separately.  Partners may confer with each other during the review process.  


The application link will be posted at www.summeryouthprogramfund-indy.org following the orientation meeting.  This website also offers helpful program planning resources.


RSVP to Sue Houk at Lilly Endowment Inc. by email at summeryouthprogramfund2016@yahoo.com by October 22.  Responses can only be accepted via e-mail.


Fast Facts about

SYPF in 2015



Number of SYPF partner funders.



Number of programs receiving funding.



Estimated number of youth participating in 2014 SYPF funded programs.



Total partner funding for the 2015 summer.