The Board of Directors has outlined the general areas for which grants of the Foundation would comply with its mission to serve Indiana's active and retired public employees through gifts used as needed to protect their quality of life. Funding priorities include:
Direct assistance grants normally not to exceed $1,000 for emergency needs of the retired member. A grant application is included in the May quarterly newsletter and grants are awarded by the Foundation Board in August.
Joint support programs and projects undertaken by RIPEA or other non-profit or governmental agencies that enhance the lifestyle of retired public employees.