The mission of the Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation is to fund innovative projects that foster connections between individuals, communities, the environment and the world at large. The foundation funds in a broad range of focus areas and is most interested in projects that require and/or inspire those directly benefiting from the project to give back to their communities both during the project and into the future.

IAP accepts applications by invitation only..... and no, we are sorry, but, you can't ask to be nominated. Please see our granting process page fo more information.

IAP funds projects within Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Wisconsin. Internationally IAP restricts projects to Africa, the Carribean and Central and South America.