The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $671,493 in Grants

The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $671,493 in Grants to Marion County Not-For-Profit Organizations

The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced that grants totaling $671,493 will be awarded to 16 organizations or projects in Marion County. The foundation’s board of directors approved the grants in a Nov. 14 board meeting.

This is the third competitive grant round for The Indianapolis Foundation in 2017. Allocation includes funding for projects such as:

Christamore House, Inc. ($30,000)—Funding will support its Family Strengthening Program, which serves the Haughville neighborhood and provides families with the tools and skills to become self-sustaining by establishing employment and setting financial goals.

Stopover, Inc. ($30,000)—Funding will support the Transitional Living Program, which serves youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness by providing free and voluntary crisis intervention and emergency shelter for youth 13-17 and transitional services for youth 16-24.

Freewheelin’ Community Bikes ($16,000)—Funding will support the continuation of the Youth Educational Apprenticeship Program, which launched in 2016 as a pilot with support from The Indianapolis Foundation. The program provides under-resourced youth, ages 16-22, the opportunity to increase personal development, attain leadership abilities and acquire technical skills that lead to job placement.

ProAct Indy ($10,000)—Funding will support the organizations programmatic growth to increase its impact throughout Marion County. ProAct’s Project Greater Than Me and Kids in Action programs provide youth, ages 10-18, from six Marion County schools, with service learning projects, in partnership with local not-for-profit organizations in their communities.

Full list of grant recipients below

Funding for grants awarded by The Indianapolis Foundation 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 two field of interest funds, the James Proctor Fund for Aged Men and Women and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund.

Communities In Schools Indiana Marion County expansion $50,000
Fletcher Place Community Center General operating support $35,000
Freewheelin’ Community Bikes Youth Educational Apprenticeship Program, Outplacement Partnership and Master Apprenticeship $16,000
Indiana University Foundation Cultural Ecologies Project (CEP) $50,000
Joy’s House General operating support $50,000
Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Year of Vonnegut: Celebrating Kurt Vonnegut’s Legacy and Common Decency $35,000
Midtown Indianapolis, Inc. Concord at Maple Crossing and Tarkington Park programming $50,000
Nine 13 Sports Renovation of new space $18,000
Partners In Housing Improving hiring and turnover reduction to better serve residents $40,000
ProAct Community Partnerships Service learning program expansion to create effective servant leaders for now and in the future $10,000
Southside Youth Council (Reach for Youth) Evaluation planning to enhance ATE and Teen Court Program Outcomes $25,000
Stopover, Inc. Transitional Living Program $30,000
The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund Responsive grant-making $127,493
The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund Evaluations and professional development program support $75,000
Young Actors Theatre General operating support $30,000
Communities In Schools Indiana Marion County expansion $50,000
  TOTAL AWARDED $671,493


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