CICF News / 2010 / July / News Post
July 12, 2010
CICF Announces Liz Tate, New VP For Grants

Liz Tate has been named Vice President for Grants at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). Tate will oversee CICF’s annual grantmaking, which awarded grants totaling $35.7 million to 753 not-for-profits serving the central Indiana community and beyond in 2009. Tate will also focus on aligning the foundation’s grantmaking with its three Community Leadership initiatives: College Readiness, Family Success and Inspiring Places, and the more than 300 families that use CICF as their charitable advisor.

Central Indiana Community Foundation is a $550 million public foundation transforming the lives of central Indiana residents by: 

  • Consulting with individuals, families and their professional advisors on charitable giving
  • Awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations
  • Providing leadership to address community needs and to seize opportunities

CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, which has served Hamilton County since 1991.
“Liz is well-established in our community and has been invaluable to CICF, our donors and central Indiana for many years. She is highly respected by our board of directors, our staff and our grantees. We’re fortunate to have her in this position and look forward to her enhanced leadership,” said Brian Payne, president and CEO, Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Tate joined Legacy Fund, an affiliate of CICF, in 2000 and became associate vice president in 2007. Tate’s work in Hamilton County included providing technical support to not-for-profit organizations to help them meet community needs while also serving as a resource for donors and advisors. She is a veteran of numerous grant review panels and has served on a variety of county- and state-wide coalitions. Tate is involved in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative Indiana (YPII); A Chance to Serve (ACTS) youth leadership program; serves on the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service of Hamilton County, and Promising Futures of Central Indiana boards. She is a graduate of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy Class of 2002; Tate earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanislaus State College in California.