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Supporting the economic development profession, the Indiana Economic Development Association Foundation provides scholarships and other support to tomorrow’s economic development leaders.


The Indiana Economic Development Association Foundation (Foundation) has received a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for the purpose of assisting Indiana communities in their efforts to increase childcare capacity. The Foundation will be making grants to Indiana communities to enable them to begin the process of assessing and addressing childcare gaps.

These grants are not to be applied for administration, construction, operations, or maintenance of a childcare facility but are intended to help communities better document, understand, and plan to address existing needs and gaps.

‘Innovation’ will be different for each community – don’t let it be intimidating. These grants are meant to jump-start efforts in your community to create a plan for meeting your unique needs for quality childcare. Innovation is meant to imply that you can try something that you haven’t had funds or motivation to try before. This can be hiring a consultant, conducting parent and employer focus groups, convening potential service providers, conducting an assessment of potential facilities: in short, the goal of these grants is to give communities funds and permission to try a new approach for solving an old problem.


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You, too, can support the economic development profession by making a generous donation to the Indiana Economic Development Association Foundation. Your donation will provide numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth and will fund such benefits as seminars, webinars, scholarships and other career development programs.

Goal: $3,000.00
Collected: $900.00
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The Indiana Economic Development Association Foundation Board of Directors is made of a cross-section of active members from various industries. The Foundation supports educational opportunities for economic developers to attend training and professional development. Additionally, the Foundation sponsors professional speakers and site selectors to present at various conferences throughout the year.


  • Jim Tidd- Chair
  • Cheryl Morphew - Vice Chair
  • Sarah Browning - Secretary/Treasurer


  • Bob Grewe
  • Christy Householder
  • Chris King
  • Jim Plump
  • Erin Schneider

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