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A Message from CICF’s Director of Effective Philanthropy
As a fund holder and valued philanthropic partner with CICF, you were invited to the public announcement of our new strategic plan for Marion County, which took place April 11. In this staff blog, Nora Woodman invites fund holders to learn about CICF’s new strategic direction and how it will affect the services we provide to fund holders. We remain dedicated to making philanthropy meaningful and helping you achieve your philanthropic goals.Read More.
Collaborative Awards $2.9 Million for Marion County Summer Youth Programs
The Summer Youth Program Fund, a funding collaborative of 10 local and national partners, announced grants totaling $2,928,182 will be awarded to 169 not-for-profit organizations serving youth in Marion County. The grants will fund 210 summertime programs, activities and experiences for individuals ages 4-24. The collaborative will also support organizations through capital grants totaling just over $800,000.Read More.
Are Your Clients Ready to Talk About Bunching Now?
The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) went into effect on January 1, 2018, but as you well know, 2018 taxes were not due until a few days ago, meaning your clients may not have fully understood what the TCJA meant for their bottom line until recently. Or perhaps your clients knew how the TCJA would impact their 2018 taxes and intended to bunch their charitable contributions into a donor-advised fund at the end of the year using appreciated stock. But the stock market tanked in December, and understa…Read More.
CICF Announces 5-Year Strategic Plan for Marion County
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) announced its 5-year strategic plan on Thursday, Apr. 11. The plan will execute its mission to mobilize people, ideas and investments to make this a community where all individuals have equitable opportunity to reach their full potential—no matter place, race or identity. The foundation called for a more Inclusive City by helping to create environments and neighborhoods that empower people, changing systems that unfairly hold people back, and di…Read More.
Dismantling Systemic Racism – the plan for Marion County
In this special episode of For Good, Brian Payne talks about dismantling systemic racism—one of five of CICF's leadership initiatives for Marion County—and how it is impacting our community. This episode is part of a special series introducing CICF's strategic plan for Marion County. Listen to the other four episodes to learn more about how CICF is working to help create a more equitable Central Indiana.Read More.
Criminal Justice Reform – the plan for Marion County
In this special episode of For Good, Alicia Collins talks about criminal justice reform—one of five of CICF's leadership initiatives for Marion County—and how it is impacting our community. This episode is part of a special series introducing CICF's strategic plan for Marion County. Listen to the other four episodes to learn more about how CICF is working to help create a more equitable Central Indiana.Read More.
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