Sharing Faith In A Healthier Future

Organization Eligibility

All applicant organizations must be not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) and further defined as public charities 509(a)(1), also known as 170(b)(1)(A) groups. Secular organizations, as well as church and other faith-based organizations, are eligible for funding. A governmental unit reporting to an autonomous citizens governing board will be considered eligible, but not units reporting to elected or appointed officials except school corporations governed by a citizens board.


For the purpose of funding by the Welborn Baptist Foundation, churches are defined as legally recognized organizations composed of a body of members sharing common religious beliefs.

Faith-based organizations are legal entities which have either their origin in a religious organization or have been founded by individuals who share a purpose, all of which have a primary mission to further religious principles and practices through programs of philanthropic good works.

Geographic Eligibility

All applicant organizations must be located and operate within the geographic area previously served by Welborn Baptist Hospital. Organizations from the following tri-state counties are eligible to apply:

Indiana Illinois Kentucky
Dubois, Gibson, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, Warrick Gallatin, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, White Henderson

Funding Exclusions

The following program and project areas will not be considered for funding:

  • Scholarships, loans, grants or fellowship support directly to or for the benefit of specific and known individuals;
  • Establishment of, or contributions to, a permanent endowment, foundation, trust or permanent interest-bearing account;
  • Carrying on of propaganda or attempt to influence legislation or public elections;
  • Restricting the services, facilities or employment provided by the grant to individuals based on race, creed, color, sex, or national origin;
  • Any governmental agencies reporting to an elected or appointed official (except for schools governed by citizens boards);
  • Any requests for funding for deficits or retirement of debt;
  • Fundraising events;
  • Annual fund drives;
  • Venture capital for competitive profit making ventures;
  • Basic scientific research.

Additionally, it should be noted that the Foundation does not fund applications seeking “replacement dollars” i.e., funding to substitute for dollars lost from another grantor.