Grants awarded through The Indianapolis Foundation and Central Indiana Senior Fund support urgent medical care for seniors, help women build life skills and more
CICF recently awarded $1,078,372 to 49 area not-for-profit organizations through The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and Central Indiana Senior Fund, a CICF field of interest fund. Grants were approved by their respective boards and committee members in November.
The Indianapolis Foundation awarded $348,000 to 13 organizations serving Marion County with effective programs in the areas of quality of life, education, vitality of the community, connectivity of neighborhoods and building community assets.
Two recipients of The Indianapolis Foundation’s grants include:
- The Department of Public Words, which seeks to empower people to use positive words through art and education. In addition to its iconic “You Are Beautiful” billboard in Fountain Square, the organization also administers character and esteem-building arts programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.
- Heart Change Ministries, which launched its “Gift of Work” initiative three years ago to provide life skills, mentoring and job readiness skills to low-resourced women. Heart Felt Soaps is a social enterprise of that initiative where women make, market and sell handmade soaps while earning not only a paycheck, but also transferable work experience and skills.
Grants from The Indianapolis Foundation were made possible by the 100-year-old Endowment for Indianapolis and were supplemented by the Christmas Fund and James Proctor Fund for Aged Men and Women, both field of interest funds of The Indianapolis Foundation. A complete list of grants can be found below.
The Central Indiana Senior Fund, another field of interest fund at CICF, awarded its grants exclusively to organizations working to meet the basic needs of aging adults. The Senior Fund announced $730,032 in grants to 36 organizations that align with the fund’s research-based priority areas. Learn more about The Central Indiana Senior Fund here.
A few of the 36 organizations that received funding from the Senior Fund include:
- NeighborLinks, for its home repair program, which provides free professional home services to low-income seniors, including accessibility upgrades.
- Gennesaret Free Clinic and Trinity Free Clinic, both of which offer dental and other health services for those seniors between Healthy Indiana Plans and Medicare.
- Meals on Wheels, which offer nutritious food to house-bound and low-mobility seniors.
Grants were also awarded to not-for-profits that provide transportation services, increase quality of life and providing basic needs, including housing. A complete list of grants can be found below.
The Indianapolis Foundation and Central Indiana Senior Fund provide annual grants from their respective endowments.
grants made through the indianapolis foundation
|Arts Council of Indianapolis||Arts Council Operating Support||$40,000|
|Brooke’s Place for Grieving Young People, Inc.||Brooke’s Place Evaluation Planning||$25,000|
|CICOA||Safe at Home Program||$51,000|
|Concord Neighborhood Center||It’s Not Easy Being Green: A Nutritious Food Program for Children and Senior Adults||$20,000|
|Department of Public Words||Department of Public Words||$35,000|
|Dove Recovery House for Women||Dove Recovery House||$40,000|
|Heart Change Ministries||Heart Felt Soaps||$7,000|
|Hoosier Salon Patrons Association||92nd Annual Hoosier Salon||$15,000|
|Indianapolis Museum of Art||St. Mary’s Child Center at the IMA||$20,000|
|Leadership Indianapolis||Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council||$30,000|
|Lydia Home Association||Develop and Implement Monthly Training for Volunteers||$10,000|
|The Salvation Army||Central Indiana – Greatest Needs Fund||$15,000|
|United Way of Central Indiana||Marion County Re-entry Coalition||$40,000|
GRANTS MADE THROUGH THE CENTRAL INDIANA SENIOR FUND
|Arts for Learning||Collaboration of the Generations||$10,000|
|Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site||My Country ‘Tis of Thee||$10,000|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana||Connecting More Adults 55+ to Mentoring||$10,000|
|Boone County Senior Services||Support for Transportation||$25,000|
|Bosma Industries for the Blind||Community-Based Services Program – Older Adults||$20,000|
|CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions||General Operating Support for CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions||$40,000|
|Catholic Charities Indianapolis||Person-Centered-Care Promoting Healthy Aging Through Therapeutic Activities and the Arts||$15,000|
|Classical Music Indy||Senior Engagement Concert Series||$25,000|
|Community Health Network Foundation||Touchpoint A la Carte Senior Meal Program||$12,500|
|Concord Neighborhood Center||Kid in All of Us: A Daily Senior Program||$18,972|
|Connect2Help 2-1-1||General Operating Support for Connect2Help 2-1-1||$40,000|
|Dental Lifeline Network Indiana||Indiana Donated Dental Services (DDS) Program||$10,000|
|Eskenazi Health Foundation||Eskenazi Health Senior Care and EMBRACE||$24,900|
|Families First Indiana||Vistas Program for Older Adults||$25,000|
|Flanner House of Indianapolis||Senior’s Gardening Health and Wellness||$25,000|
|Gennesaret Free Clinic||Senior Dental and Wellness Services for Seniors||$25,000|
|Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana||Senior Hunger Initiative||$15,000|
|Hancock County Senior Services||Extended Homemaker Services Program||$20,000|
|Hawthorne Community Center||Hawthorne Senior Program||$25,000|
|Horizon House||Senior Neighbor Services||$20,000|
|John H. Boner Community Center||Seniors on the Go Program||$22,000|
|Little Red Door Cancer Agency||Rides of Hope Program||$25,000|
|Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County||Sponsor-A-Senior Program||$20,000|
|Meals on Wheels of Hancock County||Ending Hunger, One Meal at a Time Initiative||$7,500|
|NeighborLink Indianapolis||Home Repair Program||$20,000|
|OASIS Indianapolis||Exploring New Ways to Address Aging Initiative||$25,000|
|Peace Learning Center||Community Peace Building Academy||$25,000|
|Perry Senior Citizens Services||Keeping them Connected||$20,000|
|Second Helpings||Marion County Senior Food Insecurity Initiative||$15,000|
|Servants At Work||SAWs 2016/17 Senior Ramp Project||$25,000|
|Still Waters Adult Day Center||Still Waters Adult Day Center Scholarship Program||$18,000|
|The Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County||Emergency Assistance Program||$10,000|
|Trinity Free Clinic||Healthy Seniors Initiative||$16,500|
|Trusted Mentors||Mentoring Older Adults Initiative||$25,000|
|University of Indianapolis Center for Aging and Community||TALES: Telling About Life, Elder Stories Program||$15,000|
|Volunteers of America of Indiana||Services for Older Adult Homeless Veterans and Persons Reentering from Incarceration||$25,000|