Total of 61 not-for-profits receive grants to increase community safety and reduce violence The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), has awarded a total of $1.86 million in grants to 61 local not-for-profits through the Marion County-City of Indianapolis’ 2015 Community Crime Prevention Grant Program. The Indianapolis Foundation also allocated an additional $86,300 from […]Read More.
The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors approved and awarded $956,000 in grants to 16 projects and not-for-profit organizations serving Marion County residents at its September 8, 2015 board meeting. Grant requests were approved by The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors and made possible by generations of community donations to the Endowment for Indianapolis (an […]Read More.
College Mentors for Kids hopes that by allowing the children, called “little buddies”, to spend two hours on a college campus with a mentor, it will increase the likelihood of his or her of obtaining a postsecondary education. Central Indiana Community Foundation has made college readiness and success a priority through its Community Leadership Initiatives and partners with organizations such as College Mentors for Kids that are united in their efforts to increase college persistence.Read More.
Nearly eight out of ten people with disabilities are unemployed. Eskenazi Health and Ball State University want to change that. Like most rising college seniors, Preston Radtke hoped to spend his summer working a career-focused internship to develop his public relations skills. He knew an internship would set him apart against other job-seeking graduates. […]Read More.
Promoting College persistence Now more than ever, a college education is crucial to a more successful career and life. Yet, with rising tuition costs, many young people don’t have the resources required to earn one. With more than 100 scholarship funds under management, CICF offers critical help. With awards ranging from $500 to full […]Read More.
Reading and art for all In middle-income neighborhoods, the ratio of books per child is 13-to-1. In low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is one age-appropriate book for 300 children. The Public Collection is a public art and literacy project developed by Rachel M. Simon to improve literacy, foster a deeper appreciation of the arts, […]Read More.
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