The Indianapolis Foundation Awards Over $2 Million in Grants

At its March board of directors’ meeting, The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced the allocation of $2,007,580 to not-for-profit organizations in Marion County. Grants support 40 initiatives related to access to transportation, healthy youth, education, arts and culture, and workplace opportunities for people with disabilities, among others.

A few recipients of the foundation’s first grant round for 2018 include:

PACE Inc.—$35,000 will enable the organization to grow enrollment in its Center for Working Families services that uniquely target ex-offenders, offering financial literacy, career and income goals, family counseling and more. PACE successfully sustains a low, 4.2 percent recidivism rate among its clients as a result of its programming.

Corporation for Supportive Housing—$50,000 will help deploy the national organization’s expertise in developing high quality housing in Indianapolis. This initiative aligns with Mayor Joe Hogsett’s call to find housing for 400 homeless individuals by the end of 2018.

Indianapolis Parks Foundation—$50,000 will support a feasibility study to develop the B&O Trail in the River West community. The trail would connect Speedway and River West to IUPUI, downtown and The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick.

Indiana Latino Institute—$50,000 will support comprehensive education-to-career programs for more than 600 Latino students, including, a high school summit, college coaching, career exploration services and a summer internship and fellowship program.

Dress for Success Indianapolis Inc.—$40,000 will support the organization’s Employment Obtainment and Retention program, which provides a comprehensive suite of personal and professional employment services for more than 90 low-income women.

View the full list of grant recipients below.

Grants from The Indianapolis Foundation are made possible by the unrestricted Endowment for Indianapolis. Supplemental funding for this round comes from several field of interest funds: The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund; John and Isabelle Romine Fund for Children; Ronald A. Block Field of Interest Endowment Fund; F.R. Hensel Fund for Fine Arts, Music and Education; and Howard Intermill and Marion Intermill Fenstermaker Fund. The March grant round also includes annual support for partner organizations—Indianapolis Parks Foundation, Nextech and Leadership Indianapolis.

The Indianapolis Foundation Grants
ArtMix, Inc. (formerly VSA Indiana) Community arts classes  $40,000
Best Buddies Indiana Jobs Project  $10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana Increasing one-to-one
mentoring relationships
Big Car South Indy cultural community development  $75,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Indiana Executive leadership transition  $50,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated White River access at Oliver’s Woods Nature Preserve  $50,000
CHIP – Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention  2018 CHIP operating support  $50,000
CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions Low-income senior home accessibility modifications  $60,000
Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) Project support to house 400 homeless individuals in 2018  $50,000
Dress for Success Indianapolis, Inc. Employment Obtainment and Retention program  $40,000
Englewood Community Development Corporation Cat Head Press: Printshop and Artist Cooperative  $24,315
Englishton Park United Presbyterian Ministries, Inc. Support for Marion County Youth to Attend Englishton Park Academic Remediation Training Center  $25,000
Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc. Entrepreneur initiative at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street and 25th as a part of Great Places 2020  $50,000
Herron High School Riverside High School/ Heslar Naval Armory preservation  $100,000
Hoosier Salon Patrons Association Pop-up exhibitions at Stutz Center  $15,000
Indiana Humanities A Monstrous Read of Frankenstein  $15,000
Indiana Latino Institute Education-to-career programs  $50,000
Indiana Repertory Theatre  Front and Center campaign  $100,000
Indianapolis Parks Foundation B&O Trail Feasibility Study  $50,000
Indianapolis Parks Foundation Parks Department FUSE Fellow  $31,500
Indianapolis Parks Foundation 2018 partner support  $50,000
Indianapolis Public Library Fund Impact study, author visit and 1,000 Books by Kindergarten projects  $101,765
Information and Referral Network, Inc Serving Marion County residents  $50,000
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. Volunteer management software implementation  $50,000
Leadership Indianapolis 2018 partner support  $50,000
Little Red Door Cancer Agency Rides of Hope—transportation  $30,000
Local Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC) Buy Indy program— an anchor institution local procurement initiative  $60,000
Marion County Commission on Youth 2018 operating support  $50,000
Near Eastside Area Renewal Economic development expansion  $30,000
Nextech 2018 partner support  $50,000
Nine13, Inc. Kids Riding Bikes program  $40,000
Oasis Christian Community Development Corporation Neighborhood engagement for quality of life continuation  $40,000
Pace, Inc. Building capacity to increase client enrollment in programs  $35,000
Riley Area Development Corporation RUCKUS Makerspace  $40,000
Social Health Association of Indiana 75 Years & Beyond—strategic plan  $25,000
Summer Advantage / Entrepreneurial Ventures Inspiring Scholars 2018  $50,000
The International Center The Festival Fund  $30,000
The Sapphire Theatre Company, Inc Community outreach programming  $25,000
United Way of Central Indiana Building a stronger continuum of care to end homelessness  $50,000
United Way of Central Indiana 2018 campaign  $450,000
Wheeler Mission Ministries Shelter and food during Winter Contingency period (November through March)  $50,000
TOTAL: $2,007,580
Learn more about The Indianapolis Foundation here

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