Learn about the

Central Indiana Senior Fund

Formerly the Indianapolis Retirement Home Fund, the Fund originally existed as part of a small not-for-profit nursing home located at 1731 North Capitol Avenue.

But an aging building, declining census, and reductions in Medicaid reimbursements led to its closure in 2003. Its $10 million endowment was placed at CICF, where it became a fund whose mission is to “Financially support programs and services that promote quality living for older adults in Central Indiana.”

Besides its responsive grantmaking support to senior-serving organizations, the Central Indiana Senior Fund is also strategic and proactive in its funding to identify and address the unique needs of, and opportunities for, seniors. In 2009, the advisors for the Central Indiana Senior Fund committed $500,000 over three years for the Elders at the Table (EAT) Initiative to improve the food provision system for seniors in Central Indiana and impact senior access to nutritious food.

Your contribution to the fund will make a big difference to elderly people, today and in the future. For more information about the Central Indiana Senior Fund and the needs of seniors, contact Ruthie Purcell-Jones, Director of Philanthropic Services.

 

Grant Applications

To find out if your organization may qualify for a grant, please review the 2014 Central Indiana Senior Fund Grant Guidelines.

To apply, you must complete the Central Indiana Senior Fund Proposal Concept Form prior to May 31. You will be notified within two weeks of your proposal’s submittal whether your organization has been invited to continue to the application stage. Central Indiana Senior Fund Advisors convene in October to make funding decisions on grant proposals. After completing your form, send it to Andrew Black at andrewb@cicf.org by no later than midnight on May 31. 

 

Central Indiana Senior Fund Advisors 

Chair
Patricia B. Prosser

Advisors
H. Ken Bennett
Susan J. Guyett
Kim Jacobs
Karen King
James Leich
Jane Malkoff
Ellen Miller, PhD
Pam Velo
Anne Emison Wishard