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
|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|