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July 16, 2014

CATEGORIES: Donor Story, Community Impact, Research & News

Bill Scott’s frugality and creativity fuel a program that has college students searching for cures to developing-world ills.

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June 9, 2014

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants, The Indianapolis Foundation

Grants will support not-for-profits addressing community-wide issues and needs in Marion County.

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June 2, 2014

CATEGORIES: The Indianapolis Foundation, Community Impact, Research & News

Sixteen not-for-profits receive special “early” grant allocation to support 2014 programs focused on summertime jobs and other crime deterrents for youth.

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April 24, 2014

CATEGORIES: Donor Story, Community Impact, Research & News

For the Meyer family, a passion for the environment, for people and for giving has both deep roots and a flourishing impact.

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April 21, 2014

by Kirsten Eamon-Shine

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, The Indianapolis Foundation, College Readiness & Success

Funds will support summer programs, including arts, career exploration and employment, community service, sports and more.

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February 24, 2014

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Community Impact, Research & News

FAFSA Challenge designed to increase on-time completion of financial-aid request forms

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February 20, 2014

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants, The Glick Fund

The Glick family is committed to improving educational outcomes and opportunities for kids in the far eastside, an area of Indianapolis where they have deep roots.

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December 10, 2013

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Inspiring Places, Research & News

New funds to support "creative place-making" projects that will spark collaboration of art, community and economy in Indianapolis.

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December 10, 2013

CATEGORIES: About CICF, Community Impact, Inspiring Places

Mainscape and CICF partner to give 37 Place a mini-makeover on Indy Do-Day.

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November 20, 2013

CATEGORIES: Donor Story, Legacy Fund, Community Impact

Hamilton County family honors their son’s courage by supporting children and families facing adversity.

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September 18, 2013

CATEGORIES: Central Indiana Senior Fund, Community Impact, Research & News

Two out of every five adults in the U.S. are caring for an ill or elderly family member. In Indianapolis, Joy’s House is offering those caregivers a chance for renewal.

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September 17, 2013

by Brian Payne

CATEGORIES: Inspiring Places, Community Impact, About CICF, Inspiring Insights

ROW is transforming our waterways through support from CICF, corporations, the city, non-profits and other partners - with a vision that closely matches one of our city's most important community designers.

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September 12, 2013

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants, The Indianapolis Foundation

Over $1.8 million will be shared by 43 Indianapolis-area not-for-profits to stem violent crime.

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August 28, 2013

CATEGORIES: Donor Story, Community Impact, College Readiness & Success

Associate Accelerated Programs help Ivy Tech students double up on college credits – and exceed expectations.

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August 12, 2013

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, About CICF

Angel Investors gather to explore College Readiness & Success efforts.

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July 16, 2013

CATEGORIES: The Indianapolis Foundation, Community Impact, Grants, Research & News

Special funding will support City’s efforts to engage the community in finding short-term, low-cost solutions to stem this summer’s violent crimes.

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July 9, 2013

CATEGORIES: Central Indiana Senior Fund, Community Impact, Grants

Grants will support programs designed to secure and maintain basic needs including adequate access to nutrition, independence, education, engagement and healthier aging.

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May 30, 2013

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants, The Indianapolis Foundation

Rock historian and IU Professor to discuss The Beatles’ White Album through Indiana Humanities event at iMOCA.

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May 2, 2013

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Inspiring Places, Research & News

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.

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April 30, 2013

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, The Indianapolis Foundation, Grants

Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art gave little artists the chance to explore their creative abilities during spring break.

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April 22, 2013

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants

Funds will support summer programs, including arts, career exploration and employment, community service, sports and more.

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April 16, 2013

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Library Fund, The Glick Fund

More than 6,000 job seekers have visited Mobile Job Labs at Indianapolis Public Library Branches. Edgar, one of those visitors, wanted to say “thank you” for the help he found.

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April 3, 2013

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Library Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation

Teens across the city are discovering skills and interests they never knew they had thanks to the Media Workshop at the Central Library.

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March 12, 2013

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants, The Indianapolis Foundation, The Glick Fund, Efroymson Family Fund

Ex-offenders turn trash to treasure – and turn over a new leaf – at Indianapolis’ nonprofit, RecycleForce.

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February 18, 2013

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, The Indianapolis Foundation, Efroymson Family Fund, Inspiring Places

37 Place, the Heartbeat of Martindale Brightwood, a former elementary school, will serve as a neighborhood hub for a "resilient community."

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February 6, 2013

CATEGORIES: The Glick Fund, Grants, Community Impact

Development experts suggest the Super Bowl was a healthy investment for Indianapolis. The Legacy Center shows how a super-sized investment in health can transform a community.

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January 31, 2013

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, The Indianapolis Foundation, Grants

Hoosier inmates train service dogs -- and learn useful life skills -- through the Indiana Canine Assistant Network.

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November 27, 2012

CATEGORIES: Central Indiana Senior Fund, Community Impact, Grants

Seniors need healthy meals, and many need them at reduced costs. Concord Neighborhood Center’s Dynki Deli serves affordable dishes that hit the spot on Indianapolis’ near southside.

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November 13, 2012

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Donor Story, The Glick Fund

Curious about who’s behind the code? Or how to create your own Personal Foundation?

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October 30, 2012

CATEGORIES: Grants, Community Impact

Resources to help the millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

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September 27, 2012

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Inspiring Places

Data, design and the cycling community combine to create a new, comprehensive bike map for navigating the Circle City.

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August 30, 2012

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Inspiring Places

Local volunteers carve out a space, online and in the real world, for city-builders to unite around ideas and action.

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August 7, 2012

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Family Success, The Indianapolis Foundation

Central Indiana programs work to provide ex-offenders with opportunities to find and keep the stable jobs they need to stay out of prison.

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July 31, 2012

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Family Success, Grants, The Indianapolis Foundation

Southeast Community Services shifts its focus from emergency services to the wrap-around support that helps residents change their lives.

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July 19, 2012

CATEGORIES: The Glick Fund, Grants, Community Impact

Big Brothers Big Sisters turns to a management strategy popular with today’s manufacturers to build better mentoring matches with longer retention.

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July 17, 2012

CATEGORIES: Donor Story, Community Impact

A tragic bicycle accident ended Charley Kirk’s life. But through his wife and children, Charley Kirk’s passion for giving to others and love of his community lives on.

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July 11, 2012

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Efroymson Family Fund, The Glick Fund, Grants

New downtown bookstore set to open July 13 in Indianapolis with the goal of supporting Indy Reads' adult literacy work.

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July 2, 2012

CATEGORIES: Central Indiana Senior Fund, Community Impact

Fund has awarded $5 million+ to support community’s seniors since 2004.

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June 28, 2012

CATEGORIES: Central Indiana Senior Fund, Community Impact, Grants

After lifetimes of contribution to community, more than half the seniors living in Indiana face food insecurity. “Cost-Saving Meal Options for Seniors” offers a list of area resources that address this challenge.

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June 26, 2012

CATEGORY: Community Impact

New program in New York City connects underserved girls with technology and aims to spark a “sisterhood” of techies.

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June 21, 2012

CATEGORIES: Library Fund, Community Impact

Boys and girls in Indianapolis can earn prizes, read away late-book fees and donate school supplies through the Indianapolis Public Library’s 2012 Summer Reading Program.

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June 14, 2012

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Family Success

Centers for Working Families give impoverished clients the chance to dream -- and the help they need to make those dreams come true.

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May 29, 2012

CATEGORIES: Legacy Fund, Community Impact

As suburban food insecurity grows and volunteer food banks reach their capacity, Gleaners launches a mobile food pantry to fight hunger in Hamilton County.

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May 24, 2012

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, The Indianapolis Foundation

The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention helps neighbors in need connect to a range of services from haircuts and prayer to legal support and birth certificates.

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May 18, 2012

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Community Impact, The Indianapolis Foundation

Students’ math skills, reading proficiency and health can take a serious hit during summer months. Summer programs and parent engagement can transform summer into a time to learn.

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May 15, 2012

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Community Impact, Grants

Local girls use cardboard, hangers and masking tape to build a robotic arm – and possible career options – with help from Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis.

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May 10, 2012

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Scholarships, Community Impact, Legacy Fund

The Challenge is designed to bolster enrollment efforts made by school representatives and will now include both Marion and Hamilton counties.

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May 8, 2012

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, The Indianapolis Foundation, Efroymson Family Fund

At Big Car’s Service Center, a formerly unused tire store is being transformed into a space where creativity sparks community connections.

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May 1, 2012

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants, The Indianapolis Foundation

Funds will support summer programs, including arts, career exploration and employment, community service, sports and more.

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April 26, 2012

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, About CICF

Event Showcased CICF’s Community Leadership Initiatives, Outcomes and More

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March 26, 2012

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants, The Indianapolis Foundation, Inspiring Places

Like cities around the country, urban and community gardens are becoming increasingly popular in Indianapolis. Yet some soil in city neighborhoods contains toxic amounts of lead. An IUPUI scientist is working to make urban gardens safe.

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March 21, 2012

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants, Family Success

24 million children and young adults in the United States are growing up without a caring father in their lives, and they're paying a high price. But with the help of Fathers and Families Center, some young men in Indianapolis are learning to become the fathers they never had.

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March 14, 2012

CATEGORIES: , Community Impact,

Learn about how you might be able to help following the recent natural disasters that have impacted residents in Marysville, Henryville and across Southern Indiana.

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December 28, 2011

CATEGORIES: Family Success, Community Impact, The Indianapolis Foundation, Grants

Project Home will be the only facility in all of Marion County that serves pregnant and homeless teenagers.

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December 15, 2011

CATEGORIES: Inspiring Places, Community Impact

Read the complete transcript of Brian Payne's remarks from Tuesday's announcement regarding discontinuing the Fred Wilson public art project here.

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December 13, 2011

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Inspiring Places

CICF will support new public art/memorial project to be led by community advocates

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November 30, 2011

CATEGORIES: Inspiring Places, Community Impact

Located inside the Virginia Avenue parking garage south of Maryland St., “Swarm Street” by Acconci Studio of New York, is an interactive light environment that the creators compare to swarms of fireflies.

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October 26, 2011

CATEGORIES: Legacy Fund, Community Impact, Professional Advisors

CPAs from five firms put down their pencils and laptops on September 23, 2011 to partner with Legacy Fund to build homes and deliver meals to community members in need.

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October 20, 2011

CATEGORIES: Central Indiana Senior Fund, Community Impact

Indiana ranks 12th in the nation with the most ‘food insecure’ seniors

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October 4, 2011

CATEGORIES: Legacy Fund, Community Impact

Five young women from Carmel, Indiana donated $1,038 to Legacy Fund to help victims of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse.

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August 31, 2011

CATEGORY: Community Impact

News on behalf of the Indiana State Fair Commission. The Indiana State Fair Commission will use the services of nationally recognized victims compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg to quickly and fairly distribute the private donations made to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund.

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August 17, 2011

CATEGORY: Community Impact

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July 25, 2011

CATEGORIES: About CICF, Community Impact

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July 12, 2011

CATEGORIES: Donor Story, Community Impact

Marion Fenstermaker’s gift to The Indianapolis Foundation provides a fitting encore for her well-lived life. A star in many more ways than on stage and in the movies, Marion was a gold star philanthropist whose bequest will positively impact the Indianapolis community forever.

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July 12, 2011

CATEGORIES: Donor Story, The Indianapolis Foundation, Community Impact

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July 7, 2011

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Inspiring Places, Family Success

A community center designed by the community... for the community

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June 21, 2011

by Roderick Wheeler, CICF Grants Officer

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Community Impact

Education is an investment in which our city is expected to see a positive rate of return for every dollar invested and every degree earned. Read more in Wheeler's article published in the June 11 issue of Indianapolis Business Journal.

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May 3, 2011

CATEGORY: Community Impact

Community foundations are very knowledgeable about the not-for-profit partners in their communities that are best able to provide disaster relief and needed services. CICF can supply you with information about this Foundation or other organizations providing immediate and long-term disaster relief services anywhere in the world.

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April 28, 2011

CATEGORIES: College Readiness & Success, Community Impact

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April 6, 2011

CATEGORIES: About CICF, Community Impact

CICF announces Terry W. Anker has been named the next president of the Legacy Fund, the Hamilton County affiliate.

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March 15, 2011

CATEGORY: Community Impact

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March 9, 2011

CATEGORY: Community Impact

Advisory Council and partners seek local and international inspiration. Submissions due by April 15, 2011

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February 22, 2011

CATEGORY: Community Impact

A grant from The Indianapolis Foundation helped Families First expand their Family Enrichment Program and provide value-added workshops addressing financial management, career success, relationships, STDs, and fitness/nutrition to more than 550 individuals.

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February 16, 2011

CATEGORY: Community Impact

Indiana — By Degrees, a 12-part news series from WFYI Public Radio, takes an in-depth look at the challenges, barriers, and solutions facing Indiana’s 21st century students as they pursue a degree that leads to a career. The series debuts February 16 — airing each Wednesday during Morning Edition (5-10 am) and All Things Considered on 90.1 FM HD1.

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January 25, 2011

CATEGORIES: About CICF, Community Impact

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December 13, 2010

CATEGORY: Community Impact

Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) officially announced a new public-private partnership program, College is Power, created to help more Marion County students prepare to enter post-secondary education opportunities and succeed once they get there.

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December 1, 2010

CATEGORIES: Grants, Community Impact, Efroymson Family Fund,

The Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship awarded five artists from Indiana and Illinois $20,000 grants to help them continue their artistic development. The Fellowship, made possible by the Indianapolis-based Efroymson Family Fund, has distributed $600,000 to artists in six years.

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November 30, 2010

CATEGORY: Community Impact

On January 1, 2011, an estimated one out of every five Hoosiers will begin turning age 65 - along with 77 million other "Baby Boomers" across the country.

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November 9, 2010

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants, Efroymson Family Fund

The Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, and Jeremy Efroymson will donate $1 million to Butler University.

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September 21, 2010

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants

Over 1,300 additional Marion County eighth-grade students joined the Twenty-first Century Scholars Program as the result of the CICF Twenty-first Century Scholars Enrollment Challenge.

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August 4, 2010

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants

Research shows that all students lose some of what they’ve learned during the school year while they’re on summer vacation.

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July 21, 2010

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Scholarships,

Indiana Latino Scholarship Fund (ILSF) will hold its 3rd Annual Latino Scholarship Fund Dinner sponsored by USA Funds.

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June 14, 2010

CATEGORIES: , Scholarships, Community Impact

The Indianapolis Foundation is pleased to announce 12 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars and 12 Indianapolis Foundation Community Scholars.

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June 14, 2010

CATEGORIES: , Scholarships, Community Impact

Legacy Fund Announces Four Lilly Endowment Community Scholars and Four Legacy Fund Community Scholars

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May 12, 2010

CATEGORIES: , Community Impact, Grants

The Twenty-first Century Scholars program, established in 1990 by the State of Indiana, encourages low-income middle school students to prepare for post-secondary opportunities.

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April 26, 2010

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants

The Summer Youth Program Fund, a collaboration of 11 local and national funding partners and affiliate funds, announces grant awards of nearly $2.5 million, up from 2.2 million in 2009. These grant dollars will go to 161 organizations offering 189 programs proposing to serve more than 40,000 youth in Marion County this summer.

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December 17, 2009

CATEGORY: Community Impact

Because of CICF's extensive knowledge of this community and its financial and planned giving expertise, it is able to assist funders of all makes and sizes in identifying philanthropic goals and giving plans.

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May 20, 2009

CATEGORY: Community Impact

Television cameras may have left, but, CICF, Making Connections Indianapolis, Estridge Companies, and neighborhood leaders are committed to neighborhood renewal. Within the last six weeks, an extreme makeover has occurred in the Indianapolis Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood.

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April 20, 2009

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants

The Summer Youth Program Fund, a collaboration of 10 local partners and affiliate funds, announces grant awards of more than $2.2 million. These grant dollars will go to 150 organizations offering 176 programs proposing to serve more than 40,000 youth in Marion County this summer.

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March 30, 2009

CATEGORY: Community Impact

The Bernard McFarland family of the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood has been selected for the ABC television network show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition! Hundreds of workers, contractors, and a design team are rebuilding the recipient’s entire home in just 7 days, from March 29-April 4.

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December 9, 2008

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants

Partners launch awareness campaign to help neighbors in need deal with worsening economy.

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October 27, 2008

CATEGORIES: Grants, Community Impact

The Town of Arcadia Incorporation, in partnership with Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau, recently received $20,000 from Legacy Fund, the community foundation serving Hamilton County, to support a revitalization of downtown Arcadia into an artisan area. It was one of ten local organizations selected by Legacy Fund in the third quarter grant round.

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September 9, 2008

CATEGORIES: Community Impact, Grants

Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) has made another financial commitment to education in central Indiana, this time to impact the lives of the 400 Indianapolis Public Schools’ (IPS) students attending New Tech High @ Arsenal Tech.

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