The Indiana County Endowment, formally known as the Greater Indiana Endowment, was established in 1990 by local citizens who contributed their time and financial resources to support worthwhile improvements in the community. These early patrons included beloved Indiana native James Stewart and his wife Gloria. Since its beginning, ICE has increased its annual grant making power many times over, thanks to the generosity and foresight of its many supporters.
Contributors to ICE may be individuals, families, private foundations, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. The fund is managed by the Pittsburgh Legacy Fund to produce annual revenues and growth. Discretionary grants are then distributed to many different charities.
Grant recipients come in all sizes and types: Education, Arts, Environment, Health /Human Services, Recreation, Civic and Heritage. More detailed information about the Endowment's grantmaking abilities is available upon request.