Receiving funding from CICF is critical to us in fulfilling our mission. We are about 80% property tax funded and with tax caps in Indianapolis, we lose funding. When we want to build programs that really build on our potential, we turn to folks like CICF. For example, continuing education for our staff. As Indy becomes a more diverse place we need our staff to understand more about the wide array of folks that live here. We have been able to work with our sister cities to experience library experiences in other countries. The staff has come home with a much richer appreciation that the world is a lot bigger than us, that international folks are coming here and are we prepared to understand them and are we open to different values and ways of life.
—Jackie, CEO of The Indianapolis Public Library

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