The Indianapolis Foundation Awards Grants to Twenty-Six Marion County Not-For-Profits


Foundation allocates $1.2 million to improve the quality of life in Marion County

Twenty-five Marion County not-for-profits will benefit from grants totaling $1,266,717 from The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation. Awards were approved by the Foundation’s six appointed board directors.

Grant allocation from The Indianapolis Foundation includes funding for projects that increase neighborhood development, create cultural opportunities, provide food for hungry youth, training for jobs and more. Organizations awarded funding have proven effective and dedicated to addressing needs in the Foundation’s priority areas of improving quality of life, education, vitality of the community and/or connectivity of neighborhoods.

“The Indianapolis Foundation’s centennial celebration this year is a good time to reflect on how these grants are only made possible by generations of donors who contributed to The Endowment of Indianapolis. The needs of our community have changed over the last 100 years, but our unrestricted endowment allows us to stay flexible and relevant in our support for the community we love, and to propel it towards becoming the best city in the world.”


Supplemental funding for these grants came from The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund, F. R. Hensel Fund for Fine Arts, Music, and Education and the Pauline K. Stein Fund, all field of interest funds of The Indianapolis Foundation.


Recipients of the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program

 Amount Awarded
Art With a Heart Creative Classroom Connections $35,000
Big Car Garfield Park Creative Community $50,000
Broad Ripple Village Association Broad Ripple Village Strategic Planning Support $19,850
Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention (CHIP) Analysis and Support for Coalition of Homeless Service Providers $26,500
Englewood Community Development Corp Cat Head Press: Printshop and Artist Cooperative $18,652
Gleaners Food Bank BackSacks—Weekend Food for Kids $50,000
Hoosier Environmental Council Indianapolis Environmental Health Coalition $25,000
Indiana Repertory Theatre, Inc. Student Matinee Program $35,000
Indiana University Foundation Community Engagement Initiative of Spirit & Place $15,000
Indianapolis Congregation Action Network Ticket to Opportunity Project $25,000
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art General Operating Support $20,000
Indianapolis Opera Renewed Indianapolis Opera & Board Development $20,000
Indianapolis Public Library Foundation Global Village Building Project $192,200
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir 80th Anniversary Season | Return to Carnegie Hall $20,000
Indy-East Asset Development General Operating Support $40,000
IndyHub Foundation Cultivating & Engaging Young Professional Leadership $30,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Buy Indy: LISC’s Anchor Institution Initiative $60,000
Midtown Indianapolis Midtown Anchor Coalition $30,000
Near North Development Corporation 38th & Illinois Great Place: (Re)development for Home Ownership $57,950
Nine13 Sports Kids Riding Bikes in Indianapolis Public Schools $25,000
Oasis Christian CDC Martindale Brightwood Community Engagement $15,000
Outreach, Inc. Leadership Change and Service Model Support $50,000
Partnerships for Lawrence Theater at the Fort $15,000
Second Helpings, Inc. Culinary Job Training Program Enhancement $60,000
Stopover, Inc. Transitional Living Program $25,000
The Conservation Law Center Indianapolis Office/Development Director $50,000
The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund Grantees Funding for September Grant-making $256,565
  TOTAL: $1,266,717

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