Marion County Organizations Receive $1.4 Million From The Indianapolis Foundation

Grants support 23 organizations serving marion county.

Marion County not-for-profit organizations (23) will receive grants totaling $1,429,000 from The Indianapolis Foundation, a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate. Grants were approved on May 9 by the foundation’s board of directors.

Among the 23 grantees are:

  • Assistance League of Indianapolis—a $20,000 grant will help Operation School Bell provide new clothing and shoes to Marion County students from low-income families.
  • Tab Community Services Inc.—a $125,000 grant will help upgrade Tab’s community wellness facility that serves 5,000 youth and Fall Creek community members.
  • Shepherd Community Inc.—a grant will support a project manager for the 46201 project, which seeks to conduct 350 home repairs and 10 homes built for low-income families and individuals living in the 46201 zip code—an area where 35 percent of housing is abandoned and 40 percent of the population lives below the poverty level.
  • IUPUI School of Medicine—a $30,000 grant supports Making Healthy Choices Outreach Program, aimed at increasing education, access to healthcare services and connections to community resources for low-income and vulnerable women.

A full list of grantees is below.

Funding for The Indianapolis Foundation’s grants is made possible by the unrestricted Endowment for Indianapolis, created and contributed to by philanthropically minded donors for more than a century. Supplemental funding is made possible by the Clara Noyes Fund for Ballet and the F.R. Hensel Fund for Fine Arts, Music and Education, two field of interest funds of The Indianapolis Foundation.

The Indianapolis Foundation grants are leveraged with $1.6 million in additional funding from donor advised funds and community partners to support several of these programs. Additionally, Legacy Fund, the community foundation serving Hamilton County and an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded $124,500 to 16 local not-for-profit organizations in its community.

grants made through the Indianapolis Foundation

project or program
 Amount Awarded
American Cabaret Theatre 2017 Building Transition $40,000
Assistance League Operation School Bell $20,000
Central Indiana Youth for Christ City Life Wheels: New Facility $50,000
Earth Charter Indiana Climate Camp: Uniting Stewardship and Civics $15,000
Girls Inc. of Greater Indy Strong Healthy Relationships $20,000
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Produce Program $75,000
Harrison Center for the Arts Pre-Enactment on East 16th Street $25,000
Indiana Ballet Conservatory Central Indiana Ballet and Dance Programming $10,000
Indianapolis Art Center ArtReach $25,000
Indianapolis Ballet Inc. Indy Ballet Classrooms & Young Men’s Scholarship Program $12,000
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation Marion County Internet Library $550,000
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation On The Road to Reading $35,000
IUPUI School of Medicine Making Healthy Choices Indianapolis Outreach $30,000
Kennedy King Memorial Initiative Building Upon History to Address Issues of Today Programming and Development $35,000
Kids Dance Outreach, Inc. Free Dance Programming for Underserved Youth $17,000
La Plaza General Operating support $30,000
Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation Stutz Mansion Revitalization for New Headquarters $60,000
Servants At Work Capacity Building Support $30,000
Shepherd Community Inc. Operating support for Project 46201 $40,000
Tab Community Services Inc. Fertile Ground Phase II Capital Campaign – Community Recreation Facilities $125,000
TeenWorks Operating Support $40,000
YMCA Pike YMCA $100,000
Young Audiences of Indiana Arts for Learning’s School Partnerships $45,000
  TOTAL $1,429,000


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