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About the Foundation


The Indiana State Fair Foundation raises funds to philanthropically support the year-round agriculture education, youth development, and campus stewardship of the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the benefit of all citizens of Indiana.

Giving Opportunities

The BARNS Global Learning Initiative

The BARNS Global Learning Initiative tells the story of modern day agriculture by educating both children and adults about the importance of agriculture to our city, our state, our nation and the world. Students, teachers, and families receive an up-close, hands-on look at the agriculture industry, and the innovative practices and technology that are shaping the future of how we live and eat.

The Preservation Fund

The Preservation Fund ensures that the 250 acre Indiana State Fairgrounds campus is able to cater to the more than two million visitors annually by maintaining the history while providing a sustainable infrastructure that can efficiently operate.

The Youth Development Fund

The Youth Development Fund acknowledges the achievement, scholarship, and hard work of 4-H youth competing in the Great Indiana State Fair through the Celebration of Champions.

The Celebration of Champions is the final event of the Indiana State Fair livestock competitions. The event raises awareness of the hard work and continued effort that each of these 4-H champions must do to be at the top of their respective projects. It is also important to allow these champions to celebrate their performance and for the supports from across the state to recognize the commitment.

Financial Information

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Privacy Policy & Terms

The Indiana State Fair Foundation has and will always keep all donor information confidential. No donor information will be sold or traded to any other entity.