Before submitting a grant proposal, please review our eligibility requirements and focus areas in our Charitable Contributions Guidelines found under “Quick Links” to the right.
Grant requests for Indiana and Ohio are handled by Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company. Please visit
www.vectren.com/foundation for more information about eligibility requirements and the application process.
If you are located in another one of our Service Areas, please see below for more details on our application requirements. Proposals are accepted from
May 1 to May 31 for possible inclusion in the next calendar year budget.
Please submit the following:
Please provide the following information in narrative form in this order
(five pages or less, excluding attachments).
Summary of organization history, mission and goals.
Description of current programs, activities, service statistics, and strengths/accomplishments.
Organization's relationship with other organizations that are working to meet the same needs or providing similar services. Please explain how you differ from these agencies.
Number of board members, full-time paid staff, part-time paid staff, and volunteers.
Is there a broad base of support for the program you are proposing?
Have you formed partnerships to help meet your goals?
Purpose of Grant
Situation—the opportunity, problem, issue, need in the community--that your proposal addresses.
Specific activities for which you seek funding, overall goal(s), and timeframe.
How do you measure the effectiveness of your activities?
IRS determination letter indicating tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status
Board of directors (list names and affiliations)
Annual report, if available, or other material summarizing organization’s activities
Current year’s itemized operating revenue and expense budget for the organization
Most recently audited financial statements
List of major corporate and foundation donors that you are soliciting for funding with dollar amounts, indicating which sources are committed, pending, or anticipated
List of staff, including names and phone numbers and affiliations
Send proposals to:
P.O. Box 1700
Houston, TX 77251
In addition to making charitable contributions to non-profit organizations, the company also participates in select brand sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorships that include advertising elements are evaluated by Corporate Communications primarily for media efficiency and brand compliance. Circulation for print and outdoor/signage and ratings points for broadcast media are the major considerations when determining values of an event/opportunity. Special consideration is given to those organizations or media sponsorships that promote the focus areas outlined above.