Today, fewer people have access to the American Dream and the upward mobility it promises. Our kids may not, in fact, fare better than we do. And their success is not just constrained by their smarts and industriousness, but an “opportunity gap.” In short, socioeconomic status, race, familial situations, ethnicity, community wealth and other factors contribute to and perpetuate lower educational, economic and social aspirations, achievement and attainment.Read More.
Many Hoosiers in urban Indianapolis as well as suburban and rural Hamilton County struggle without access to good food. The contours of the problem, and solutions, shift based on geography, demographics and other factors. On this episode of the “For Good” podcast, you’ll learn how different organizations, many of which are supported by CICF, its affiliates and donor-advised funds, are tackling food insecurity in the neighboring, yet distinctly different, communities of Hamilton and Mari…Read More.
I’m encouraged by the fact that we are a resource here, not just to help others in need, but also as a trusted resource for community and personal development. We’ve been doing this for 76 years starting in a tent on the west side of town, but we’ve moved several times in our history to […]Read More.
I started volunteering when I retired. I’m usually here twice a week for the morning shift. Usually I operate a tilt skillet and in that we make casseroles that will feed anywhere from 600-900 meals at a time. We volunteers might crank out up to 4,000 meals per day. I was looking for a volunteer […]Read More.
On July 26, The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis broke ground on the new OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA in Pike Township. Naming rights for the Y were awarded in recognition of a $3 million pledge, announced last March from OrthoIndy Foundation, a donor-advised fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). This partnership was made possible, in part, by the work CICF does to connect donors with philanthropic opportunities that match their charitable interests. Additional donations of $9.5 milli…Read More.
CICF announced staff changes that take effect this week: Brittany Rayburn is the new development director for Legacy Fund, the CICF affiliate serving Hamilton County; Clayton De Fur is a new community investment officer for CICF; and Laurie Burns was promoted to community collaborations and impact analyst for CICF.Read More.