Mini Grants

Please note that the 80/20 Foundation Trust is not currently accepting LOIs or grant applications until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our Board of Trustees will be taking this time to plan strategically and better understand the landscape of communities that we serve following this crisis. 

The foundation staff still welcomes conversations via video or teleconference with potential granting partners but ask for your patience during this time. If you need to speak with someone from the foundation, please call 260.212.1235 during standard business hours or send an email to for questions or concerns.  Thank you, be well and stay healthy.

Welcome to the 80/20 Foundation Trust's Mini Grants portal.

PLEASE NOTE: Your mini grant request must be equal to or less than $5,000. All submissions above this amount will not be considered for our Mini Grants program. Please refer back to our Program and Capital grant portals for larger requests.

The 80/20 Foundation Trust's strategic granting areas include: Industrial Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Engineering Technology, Sales, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship. Any submission that does not align with these key areas will not be accepted.

Our Mini Grant program is intended to provide funding to 501(c)3 organizations who need support for a smaller program or project. These grants are available to organizations serving northeast Indiana.

  • Grant Cycles:
    • Applications accepted any time throughout the year.
    • Limit of one grant award per year.
  • Mini Grant features:
    • Grants of $5,000 or less
    • Sample application, click here to preview the questions
    • Approval within 45 days (Due to COVID-19, our application portal is temporarily closed. Please check back for updates.)

If you have any questions, please reach out to the 80/20 Foundation Trust staff at: or 260.212.1235 during standard business hours.