CICF News / 2011 / December / News Post
December 15, 2011
Community Organizations, Libraries, United Way Awarded $2M By The Indianapolis Foundation

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded more than $2 million in grants and awards to not-for-profits serving Marion County on November 15th, 2011. Included were $500,000 to the United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) Annual Campaign in addition to more than $47,000 to UWCI’s Winter Assistance Fund and United Christmas Service and more than $324,000 to public and school libraries by The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund.

The grants were awarded to 27 organizations (listed below). The Indianapolis Foundation has granted more than $6.4 million in 2011; it has awarded more than $190 million since it began making Community Fund grants in 1924. “In keeping with The Indianapolis Foundation’s longtime mission, these grants are meant to support vital, community-wide human services, which are especially important during this challenging economy,” said Alan Levin, board chair, The Indianapolis Foundation. “And they are also meant to support organizations and activities that create a quality of life and personal development from which we all benefit.”

The grants may be used for operating or program-related expenses, and were awarded to the following organizations:

The Indianapolis Foundation November 2011 Grants Organization Awarded
College Mentors for Kids! Inc. $20,435
Concord Neighborhood Center $35,000
Connect2Help $50,000
Crossroads of America Council/Boy Scouts of America $15,000
Damien Center $40,000
East 10th United Methodist Children & Youth Center, Inc. $25,000
Horizon House $60,000
Joy's House $60,000
The Julian Center, Inc. $25,000
Little Red Door Cancer Agency $10,000
Lutheran Child & Family Services of Indiana, Inc. $50,000
Madame Walker Theatre Center, Inc. $40,000
New Life Development Ministries, Inc. $53,000
NPower Indiana $40,000
The Salvation Army $10,000
Second Helpings, Inc. $75,000
United Way - United Christmas Service $5,065
United Way - Winter Assistance Fund $42,702
Arts Council of Indianapolis $40,000
CICOA $60,000
Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention $90,000
Domestic Violence Network of Greater Indianapolis $50,000
Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee $35,000
Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center $50,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation $40,000
Marion County Commission on Youth $50,000
Lacy Leadership Association $50,000
Indianapolis Parks Foundation $50,000
TechPoint Foundation for Youth $50,000
United Way of Central Indiana Annual Campaign $500,000
Total: $1,721,202

The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund
MSD of Wayne Township $13,947
IUPUI University Library $15,620
IMCPL $21,000
IMCPL $6,900
IMCPL $91,400
IMCPL $100,000
IMCPL $76,000
Total: $324,867


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