The Hayner Foundation

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Mission

To support a variety of religious, charitable and educational purposes, primarily in Allen County, Indiana, with an emphasis on the arts, scholarships at institutions of higher learning, and scientific research, including equipment for such research, at institutions of higher learning.

Application deadlines

May 1

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Education
Health
Human services
Religion

Program limitations

There are no program limitations; however, the foundation has a focus on the arts, scholarships at institutions of higher learning, and scientific research, including equipment for such research, at institutions of higher learning.

States served

Indiana

Geographic limitations

There are no geographic restrictions; however, the foundation primarily supports organizations in Allen County, Indiana.

The Hayner Foundation was created to support religious, charitable and educational purposes,with an emphasis on the arts, scholarships at institutions of higher learning, and scientific research, including equipment for such research, at institutions of higher learning.

Requirements

  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Grantmaking priorities

Preference may be given to requests from the following organizations:

  • Arts United
  • Institutions of higher learning for scholarships, scientific research, and equipment for scientific research

Average giving

Average grant size: $10,000 to $25,000
Average number of grants per year: 15
Average total giving per year: $125,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by May 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in June.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated in June for applications received by the spring deadline and in November for applications received by the fall deadline.

Required agreements and reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

The Hayner Foundation was established in 1966 by John L. Hayner and Mary Inez Hayner. The Hayners were longtime residents of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

John L. Hayner was born on November 3, 1904. He graduated from Cornell University in 1929 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and he was President of Fort Wayne Structural Steel Company for many years. He died on September 5, 1974. His wife, Mary Inez Hayner, died in 1982.