The mission of the Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation is to fund innovative organizations that work at the intersection of culture, development and environment. Projects should be community driven and inspire active participation during the project and into the future.

An ideal project will protect and restore the natural environment; celebrate and sustain distinctive local culture, and support a sustainable economy.


IAP is now accepting open applications. Please see our granting process page for more information.

IAP funds projects within Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Wisconsin. Internationally IAP accepts applications for projects in Africa, the Carribean and Central and South America.