About

The Brave Heart Foundation is a private foundation founded in 2009. We believe in the caring spirit of individuals and organizations who continually stick their necks out for others, driving impact through generous acts that support our greater community.

Located in Indianapolis, Ind., The Brave Heart Foundation seeks to make a difference in the community we call home. Funding is awarded to recognized charities with grant amounts of $1000 – $5000. Recipients are primarily within the state of Indiana and focused in the areas of education, health & wellness, and grassroots community development. In addition, our invitation-only Big Heart grant program awards $25,000 for capacity building projects. 

Our Mission

The Brave Heart Foundation exists to assist and support programs that help underserved populations with special emphasis on children and families through education, health and wellness and grass roots community action programs and services.

Our Vision

Offer support and resources to our community helping those in need.

The Brave Heart Foundation Board

Bill Griffith, Chair

Gerry Griffith, Vice Chair

Jim Mulholland, Secretary

Katie Hagerty

Kevin Hampton

David McDaniel

Kim Walton

Lara Chandler, Executive Director (lara@thebraveheartfoundation.com)

Our History

December 1, 2009

First Board Meeting

December 1, 2009

2009

$179,000 Distributed

2009

2012

$257,750 Distributed

2012

2013

$211,120 Distributed

2013

2014

$150,000 Distributed

2014

2015

$298,286 Distributed

2015

2016

$310,000 Distributed

2016

2017

$286,320 Distributed

2017

2018

Lara Chandler designated Executive Director

2018

2018

$390,320 Distributed

2018

Apply Today

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Recent Projects

Learn more about organizations and projects recently funded by The Brave Heart Foundation.