The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $322,000 to Local Not-for-Profit Organizations

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.

Examples of programs supported in this grant round include:

Stopover, Inc—$30,000 will support the Transitional Living Program, which provides a safe living environment and wraparound services for youth, ages 16-21, at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Fight for Life Foundation—$20,000 will support the evidence-based Building Dreams program that helps children develop the social and emotional learning skills necessary to remain in the classroom, avoid conflict and increase focus on learning at several Center Township schools.

Gennesaret Free Clinic, Inc—$15,000 will support the clinic’s efforts to reduce breast cancer diagnoses among women of color by increasing well woman exams, clinical breast exams, diagnostic services and patient navigation and advocacy.

A full list of grant recipients is below.

Awards are made possible by the unrestricted Endowment for Indianapolis, created in 1916 with contributions from generous donors spanning over 100 years. Supplemental funding for this grant comes from the F.R. Hensel Fund for Fine Arts, Music and Education, a field of interest fund created as a legacy gift to the foundation. Learn more about The Indianapolis Foundation here.

The Indianapolis Foundation Grants
Community Alliance of the Far Eastside Increasing capacity for enhanced community engagement and development $20,000
Domestic Violence Network Implementing Intersections: a community-wide plan to prevent domestic violence $30,000
Dove Recovery House Capacity and strategy building to support an increasing number of women in need. $25,000
Fight For Life Foundation, Inc Building Dreams $20,000
Gennesaret Free Clinic, Inc Reducing breast cancer diagnoses among women of color $15,000
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc Produce Hope Initiative $48,500
The Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival The Next Decade $25,000
IndyHub Foundation, Inc Cultivating, Engaging & Expanding Network Systems for Indianapolis Young Leaders $30,000
Second Helpings A Stronger Community Through Youth Meal Programs $48,500
Stopover, Inc Transitional Living Program for youth $30,000
Workforce, Indiana (RecycleForce) From Prisoner to Citizen $30,000
TOTAL: $322,000



Thank you CICF. The work you to do make change is so very important for Central Indiana.


Thank you for recognizing the work Indyfringe does in the community and for your contribution to arts and culture in Indianapolis.


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