What Is A Community Foundation?
Since their inception in the early 1900’s, community foundations have served as philanthropic organizations that combine financial gifts, donations and funds from many people and, with the benefit of those gifts, create the financial leverage necessary to address a community’s current and future needs. They do this by making grants to effective not-for-profits, and in the case of CICF, by also recognizing important community opportunities and then helping the community seize them.
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991. To find out more about CICF, and what we can do for you, click here.
CEOs for Cities selects Indianapolis to host Livability Challenge Workshop, highlighting effective strategies for enhancing urban living from six major US cities - Cleveland, Philadelphia, St. Louis, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Indianapolis.
Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate to award $2 million in grants; funds will continue to support programs providing services for juvenile and adult offenders.
Funds will support summer programs, including arts, career exploration and employment, community service, sports and more.
37 Place, the Heartbeat of Martindale Brightwood, a former elementary school, will serve as a neighborhood hub for a "resilient community."
Plus, here's information about several digitization efforts made possible partly through grants from the Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund: http://www.cicf.org/cicf-news/2012/june/online-access-to-local-treasures
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