one hundred years of inspiring


The community we've become started taking shape a century ago.
The community we'll be in 100 years starts with you.
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Making A Difference In Central Indiana

What are we working on in your community? More inviting places, and friendlier faces. Better neighborhoods to live, work, and play.

A dazzling, free, two-day interactive light festival
August 26 & 27
Celebrate 100 years of The Indianapolis Foundation and be part of a $1 million giveaway
Saturday, August 27
Have A Big Idea For Central Indiana?
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Introducing CICF's Ben Franklin Funds
An exciting new way to leave a powerful legacy!
IN Light IN
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Ben Franklin Funds
Stories of Change

CICF funds and foundations work every day to improve lives near you. Here are some of our stories.

The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $1 Million in Surprise Gifts at 100th Anniversary Gala
Efroymson Family Fund awards 100 percent of original gift in grants
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