32 local agencies awarded grants in Foundation’s first 2016 grant round.
The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) serving Marion County, approved the allocation of $1,784,473 in grant awards to 32 not-for-profit organizations in Marion County at the March 7, 2016 board of directors meeting.
The $1.7+ million awarded will serve a diverse population and needs. Youth employment, arts and cultural opportunities, improved quality of life for seniors, quality housing and healthy Hoosiers are among the many areas addressed by these grants. Founded in 1916, the Foundation’s priorities have remained much the same over the past century: improving quality of life, supporting the city’s greatest needs, and to give donors a charitable vehicle to benefit the community now and in the future.
“Visionaries in 1916 had the foresight to create The Indianapolis Foundation so that it would continue to thrive and impact the community in perpetuity While the community and its needs have changed over time, the Foundation continues to play a leadership role in addressing those needs and will continue to do so into the next century.”
-Greg Hahn, Board CHAIR, The Indianapolis foundation
Grant requests were approved by The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors and made possible by generations of donations to the Endowment for Indianapolis, an unrestricted endowment. Supplemental funding for these grants came from five “Field of Interest” funds of The Indianapolis Foundation: Howard Intermill and Marion Intermill Fenstermaker Fund, Clara Noyes Fund for Ballet, James Proctor Fund for Aged Men and Women, F.R. Hensel Fund for Fine Arts, Music, and Education and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund.
indianapolis foundation grant allocations
|ArtMix||Community art classes||$41,733|
|Classical Music Indy||Music Unites, a community outreach program.||$20,000|
|Englishton Park United Presbyterian Ministries||Englishton Park Academic Remediation Training Center support||$18,000|
|Eskenazi Health Foundation||Summer 2016 internship for students with disabilities||$35,000|
|Freewheelin’ Community Bikes||Youth Employment Apprentice Program||$35,000|
|Gennesaret Free Clinic||Providing dental care to highly at-risk populations||$35,000|
|Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indy||ReStore’s social enterprise marketing campaign||$50,000|
|Indiana University Foundation –SPEA||IMPD Analysts Training Standards program||$25,000|
|Indianapolis City Ballet||Evening with the Stars||$20,000|
|Joy’s House||Caregiver Support and Education programs||$50,000|
|Kennedy King Memorial Initiative||Kennedy King Memorial site development||$15,000|
|Little Red Door Cancer Agency||Rides of Hope’s transportation assistance||$25,000|
|Lutheran Child and Family Services of Indiana, Inc.||Emergency shelter care support||$30,000|
|Near West Early Intervention Collaborative, Inc.||Neighborhood Engagement Action Team (NEAT)||$35,808|
|Progress House, Inc.||Project Hope, programming to end cycle of heroin users||$50,000|
|Reach for Youth, Inc.||Youth Assistance Program Marion County launch||$25,000|
|School on Wheels||Support for tutoring program for homeless youth||$20,000|
|Teachers’ Treasures||General operating support||$17,000|
|United North East Community Development Corp.||Operation Crosstown 2.0||$40,000|
|United Way of Central Indiana||Marion County Re-entry Coalition||$40,000|
|Young Actors Theatre||General operating support||$40,000|
|Herron High School||Restoration, Renewal, & Placemaking Herron High School||$50,000|
|Pathway To Recovery, Inc.||Pathway-IV Permanent Supportive Housing||$50,000|
|The Athenaeum Foundation, Inc.||Athenaeum growth preparation||$50,000|
|Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention||Annual Intermediary Support||$50,000|
|Connect2Help||Annual Intermediary Support||$50,000|
|Marion County Commission
|Annual Intermediary Support||$50,000|
|Indianapolis Parks Foundation||Partner Support||$50,000|
|Leadership Indianapolis||Partner Support||$50,000|
|United Way of Central Indiana||Annual Campaign||$450,000|
|Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund||The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund grants||$216,932|
ABOUT Indianapolis Foundation
Established in 1916, The Indianapolis Foundation was one of the first community trusts in America. The Foundation is a public charity and an affiliate of CICF, a collaborative effort between the community foundations serving Marion and Hamilton Counties. As Indiana’s oldest and largest community foundation, The Indianapolis Foundation was created to ensure that the quality of life in Marion County continuously improves; to help where the needs are greatest and the benefits to the community are most extensive; and to provide donors a vehicle for using their gifts in the best possible way now, and in the future as conditions in the community change. Learn more about The Indianapolis Foundation’s anniversary at BeIN2016.org.
ABOUT CENTRAL INDIANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $720 million public foundation transforming the lives of central Indiana residents in three ways: consulting donors, family foundations and their professional advisors on charitable giving; awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and providing leadership to address community needs and seize opportunities. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991. For more information about CICF, visit cicf.org, or contact Tamara Winfrey-Harris at email@example.com.