Your Partner for Personalized Giving

Over the past century we’ve found that people give for a variety of reasons. Some want to support the community. Others are passionate about specific organizations, issues or causes. Many simply want to give back. No matter the philanthropic mission, CICF’s staff of philanthropic professionals is focused on crafting a unique giving strategy that fits individuals, families, businesses and organizations with all sizes of charitable resources.

Bringing the best out of the dynamic connection between donors and our community is what CICF is all about. You should consider CICF as your charitable partner if you:


  • Want the most from your giving – Transform reactive, “checkbook” philanthropy into strategic giving that let’s you experience the impact of your generosity with CICF as your partner.
  • Want to understand giving or charitable issues – CICF provides staff resources, research and guidance to help you make informed and effective decisions with your charitable dollars.
  • Want to keep your charitable investments local – With a CICF fund you can support any qualified 501(c)(3) organization in the United States. But your charitable investment stays (and CICF relationship manager) are both here in your community. With commercial gift funds, you can invest outside of Indiana and our community – but it’s hard telling where your relationship manager will be.
  • Want your giving to be easier and more organized – With CICF, opening a fund often takes less than an hour and your personalized account features secure on-line access and tracks incoming donations and outgoing contributions and investment activity. We keep track of all your charitable activity and report it to you at your convenience.


Your giving should fit your philanthropic passions and commitment – and we can make that happen. No matter the type of fund you have, we offer all donors flexibility, reliability, security, financial stewardship, and professional support and leadership.

Explore these pages and learn about the benefits of working with CICF and the giving options that can make your generosity more personal, more powerful – and more fun! For more information contact your staff liaison or Mary Stanley or Nan Edgerton, in our development and philanthropic services team, at 317.634.2423.



Creating Fund or Personal Foundation

There are many different funds to choose from at CICF to help you achieve your unique philanthropic goals. No matter which funds you choose, we’re dedicated to working directly with you to find the best options for your charitable giving.



Giving as a Family

Philanthropy begins at home. Whether you develop your own charitable traditions to pass on, or learned about them from previous generations, acting on your family’s values through charitable giving and volunteering makes philanthropy more meaningful.



Planned Giving

When you work with CICF, we’ll make sure you have plenty of options for future giving that meet your charitable goals. From simple bequests to complex charitable trusts, planned gifts into your personal family fund to contributions to general field-of-interest funds – the possibilities are endless.