$2.06 MILLION AWARDED TO ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO PREVENT CRIME IN MARION COUNTY On Tuesday, Sept. 12, board members of The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded $2,064,500 to 48 not-for-profit organizations in phase II of the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program. Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $100,000. The grant program […]Read More.
By 2024, 60 percent of jobs will require some sort of degree or certificate, but Indiana ranks 42nd in the nation for attaining those credentials. This month, “For Good” explores a new a new program, Marion County Promise—its goal is to increase that number by preparing students as early as kindergarten. Marion County Promise is the first time the statewide initiative, Promise Indiana, is being piloted in an urban setting.Read More.
A performance I attended with my family when I was ten, was extremely influential. It was a production of “Carousel” that I saw in Chicago. I was sitting in the aisle, and an actor playing the lead came down the aisle singing. All the hair on my body stood up. –Janet, executive artistic director at […]Read More.
I believe that people in Indianapolis want to welcome refugees. The community wants to continue to make Indianapolis a diverse place for everyone. When you are advocating for others to feel welcome, you are also advocating for yourself that you belong here. Indianapolis should be a home for everyone and not just specific people. –Sara, […]Read More.
A retired ballet dancer creates a new source of funding for choice organizations Act One: A Classic Ballet Don Steffy and his wife, Marylou Hume, flawlessly performed a pas de deux across national and international stages for 20 years as the result of a pact made when they wed at just 20 years old. They […]Read More.
The Arts Council has a real focus and emphasis on issues of equity and diversity. We have a lot of diverse voices that present work in our spaces. I like to think of our gallery as a playground for artists. And to see some of the wonderful installations and allowing artists to go crazy, trusting […]Read More.