The Indianapolis Foundation Announces Timeline for Phase I of Community Crime Prevention Grants

Indianapolis City-County Council approved $400,000 for expedited, phase I grants

The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, will accept applications for a new phase of its Community Crime Prevention Grant Program beginning April 3 until 5 p.m. on April 28. The foundation manages the grant program on behalf of the Indianapolis City-County Council, who voted on Monday to approve a new, expedited grant round that would award up to $400,000 to organizations preventing or reducing crime.

The purpose of this first phase of the Crime Prevention Grant Program is to support community efforts taking place June through December that show potential to prevent retaliation or reduce crime through conflict resolution. This includes, but is not limited to, outreach workers conducting street mediation and crisis intervention.

Applicants must concentrate efforts in Indianapolis high-crime neighborhoods, as designated by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.Priority for phase I will be given to community efforts and initiatives that clearly demonstrate their ability to:

  • serve African American males ages 14-24 in high-crime areas;
  • serve youth and adults who have had a previous interaction with the criminal or juvenile justice system;
  • prevent violent crimes among residents;
  • provide prevention or intervention services to adults or youth facing unique challenges; and/or
  • improve neighborhood safety.

Organizations interested in applying for a $5,000 to $100,000 grant should read the full application requirements and apply online. Contact Alicia Collins at or 317.634.2423 with any questions. Phase II will be awarded in the fall as it has been since 2013 when the foundation began managing the grant distribution process.

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