The Christel DeHaan Family Foundation (CDFF) is proud to be a member of the Indianapolis philanthropic community. We primarily provide support to performing and supporting arts organizations that enrich the cultural fabric of the Indianapolis community through their diverse artistic contributions and organizational excellence. We also support a select number of organizations that provide high-quality arts education to at-risk youth in Marion County.
CDFF issues grants to entities that offer valuable contributions to the development and enhancement of the arts in central Indiana, with a specific focus on the Indianapolis community. CDFF supports organizations that are classified as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as public charities under section 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) of the Code.
We Do Not Support:
All potential applicants must discuss their proposals with Foundation staff before preparing an application. We do not accept unsolicited proposals.
Please note - The Foundation is only considering grant requests from previously supported organizations. Requests from organizations not previously supported by the Foundation are not being accepted or considered at this time.
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Theatre Photo by: Zach Rosing,
Indianapolis Children's Choir