The Indianapolis Foundation Announces $1.36 Million in Grants

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.

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
TOTAL: $1,366,304


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