Indiana Nonprofits Project

The survey is part of the multi-year Indiana Nonprofits: Scope and Community Dimensions Project, which has documented the many important ways in which Indiana nonprofits contribute to the state and local communities. The project aims to help state and local leaders determine how best to support and strengthen Indiana nonprofits. We know your time is valuable, but your participation will benefit the entire nonprofit sector in Indiana.

Go to the Indiana Nonprofits: Scope and Community Dimensions Project

Who is conducting this survey

The Indiana Nonprofit Survey, led by Kirsten Grønbjerg, is a joint effort by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University Bloomington and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IU Indianapolis. It is designed to collect information about the many different kinds of nonprofits in Indiana (more than 60,000 in all) — how they operate, what services they deliver, and what challenges they face. 

The survey is being administered by the Center for Survey Research (CSR). The CSR is a research organization on the Indiana University – Bloomington campus that specializes in scientific and confidential research projects such as this.

Kirsten Grønbjerg, Project Director

Dr. Kirsten Grønbjerg is the director of the Indiana Nonprofits Project and is a nationally recognized scholar on nonprofit and public sector relationships. She also serves as the:

  • Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, SPEA Bloomington
  • Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, IUPUI

Contact us at or (866) 726-0030.

To contact Dr. Grønbjerg directly, email