CICF News / 2011 / October / News Post
October 5, 2011
Arts, Libraries, Community Orgs Awarded $778,000 In Grants From The Indianapolis Foundation

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded more than $778,000 in grants to not-for-profits serving Marion County on September 16th, 2011 as part of its Community Fund and Library Fund grants programs.

The grants were awarded to 24 organizations (listed below) within the following categories: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Civic & Community Involvement, and Health & Human Services. Library Fund grants will be used to help students improve their digital literacy and capabilities in areas including creating presentations and producing websites and related media. The Indianapolis Foundation has granted more than $4.4 million in 2011; it has awarded more than $188 million since it began making Community Fund grants in 1924.

“These grants truly represent our mission as a community foundation,” said Alan Levin, board chair, The Indianapolis Foundation. “Communities are shared assets, and the distribution of these grants reflect our commitment to improving that asset for everyone.”

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



Arts Council of Indianapolis


Englishton Park United Presbyterian Ministries$5,000
Fathers and Families Resource/Research Center$40,000
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.$50,000
HealthNet, Inc.$45,000
Indianapolis Congregation Action Network$30,000
Indy Reads $30,000
Ivy Tech Community College$40,000
Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation$30,000
New Light Christian Church$15,000
Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Inc.$50,000
Reach Out and Read Indiana$40,000
Teachers' Treasures$25,000
Trusted Mentors$30,000
Arts Education Cluster 
Art With a Heart$15,000
Asante Children's Theatre$15,000
Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts$15,000
Indiana Repertory Theatre, Inc.$43,000
Indianapolis Art Center$20,000
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra$4,000
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra$78,000
VSA Indiana, Inc.$24,000
Young Audiences of Indiana, Inc.$54,000
Total Arts Education:$268,000
Grand Total:$710,500
September Library Fund Recommendations  
Arsenal Technical High School Library$25,000
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation, Inc.$15,320
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation, Inc.$27,300

Total Library Fund:



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