Legacy Fund, the community foundation serving Hamilton County, has selected three Hamilton County residents to receive the Legacy Fund Community Pillar Awards. This year’s award recipients are Freedom Kolb, special projects officer for Hamilton Southeastern Schools, Judge Steven R. Nation, Hamilton County Superior Court No. 1, and Brenda Myers, president and CEO of Hamilton County Tourism. Honorees will be recognized at the 10th annual Celebration of Philanthropy at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.…Read More.
Sept. 15 kicked-off Hispanic Heritage month with a celebration and turning the Downtown Canal orange. More than 50 percent of Spanish-speaking people living in Indianapolis are under the age of 24, so this month’s episode of For Good, is all about Latino youth. Maria DeLeon, a CICF community ambassador, talks about what she learned from her peers and shares her own story, while an undocumented college student shares his plans to give back to the community. The episode also features Miriam…Read More.
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to transform the lives of people and have an impact on the world. As the community investment officer for Legacy Fund, the community foundation serving Hamilton County. I get to do just that, every day. It is rewarding to work directly with not-for-profit organizations, civic leaders, residents and other members of Hamilton County doing incredible work in our community.Read More.
It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that a key factor of completing any postsecondary credential is finding a solution for the financial burden that comes with pursuing a degree or certification. Scholarships, like the $1.2 million awarded through CICF, play a major role in supporting students’ financial success. One of the main tenets of CICF’s awarding philosophy is to provide or leverage financial resources to help cover at least 80 percent of the cost of attendance for students…Read More.
For students like Porshea Johnson, a single-mother working to support her family while going to college, scholarships help open the door to higher-education. When Porshea received the Two Oaks Scholarship through Central Indiana Community Foundation, it changed her life. This scholarship, along with others, allowed her to stay in school when her class schedule came in conflict with her work schedule. She was able to make the choice to stay in school.Read More.
The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded $322,000 grants to 11 not-for-profit organizations serving Marion County. Grants, approved by The Indianapolis Foundation’s board of directors, support organizations and programs that address substance abuse, homelessness, mental health, leadership development, food insecurity and local theater, among other issues.Read More.