The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, approved 21 grants totaling $1.36 million. These competitive grants were approved by the board of directors on May 15 and included $835,500 in support from The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund to three library initiatives.
Competitive grants address a range of services and opportunities. A few grantees include:
- Indianapolis Interfaith Hospitality Network ($20,000)—the grant will fund technology upgrades and volunteer training for a day center that offers homeless clients access to computers for employment and permanent housing searches.
- Fairbanks Hospital Inc. (15,000)— funding will help the hospital increase access to the Supported Living Program to help people move from addiction treatment to recovery and eventually, independent living.
- Eskenazi Health Foundation ($35,000)—this grant supports paid internships for students with physical or sensory disabilities to help them build skills, resumes and confidence. At least 70 percent of interns will achieve full-time employment or enroll in graduate school upon completing the program.
- Butler University ($20,000)—Support will fund the Butler Community Arts School outreach programs for youth, ages 5-17. Participants are paired with Jordan College of Fine Arts Education students that serve as teaching fellows.
VIEW THE FULL LIST OF GRANT RECIPIENTS BELOW.
The Indianapolis Foundation grants are made possible by its 102-year-old unrestricted endowment, funded by generations of donors. Supplemental funding comes from several field of interest funds created as interest-specific legacy gifts to the foundation. Those funds include: Clara Noyes Fund for Ballet; Development of Productive Citizens Fund; Evans Woollen Fund for Fine Arts; F. R. Hensel Fund for Fine Arts, Music, and Education; Howard Intermill and Marion Intermill Fenstermaker Fund; Pauline K. Stein Fund; Ronald A. Block Field of Interest Endowment Fund; and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund. Learn more about The Indianapolis Foundation here.
The Indianapolis Foundation Grants
|Arts Council of Indianapolis||General operating support||$40,000|
|Butler University, Jordan College of Fine Arts||Butler Community Arts School – Arts Education Outreach||$20,000|
|Coburn Place Safe Haven||Community housing & support services||$40,000|
|Eskenazi Health Foundation||Empowerment and Economic Independence intern program expansion||$35,000|
|Fairbanks Hospital Inc.||Increasing access to the Supported Living Program||$15,000|
|Indiana Ballet Conservatory||General operating expenses||$13,000|
|Indianapolis Ballet Inc.||Moving Forward capital campaign||$50,000|
|Indianapolis Congregation Action Network (Faith in Indiana)||Region of Opportunity and Inclusion project||$34,992|
|Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis in Indiana||Shelter training and technology upgrade||$20,000|
|Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art||General operating support||$22,812|
|Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership||Southside services||$20,000|
|Indianapolis Opera||Stabilization and growth||$30,000|
|IU Foundation||IU Opera Theater: “Hansel and Gretel”||$15,000|
|Kennedy King Memorial Initiative||Kennedy King Gateway||$20,000|
|Little Red Door Cancer Agency||New Hope Campaign||$50,000|
|Mozel Sanders Foundation, Inc.||Annual Thanksgiving Dinner||$15,000|
|Northwestern University||Medill local news initiative||$40,000|
|Joy’s House||Foundational Element Support||$50,000|
|Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation||Marion County Internet Library||$555,000|
|Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center||Rosie Con Author Visit||$30,000|
|Collection Enhancement||High School Collection Enhancement||$250,500|