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CICF Issues Matching Grant Challenge to Keep Ann Dancing
Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. today announced another matching challenge for the Keep Ann Dancing campaign. Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) will match all donations, dollar for dollar, for the next $25,000 raised from the community for Ann Dancing. The matching opportunity starts Saturday, June 22 and runs through the last day of the crowdfunding campaign, Saturday, June 29. This opportunity doubles the impact of each gift made to support Ann Dancing and all of the free and ac…Read More.
Our Community Ambassadors
We believe communities are most successful and thriving when investments are resident-driven and when neighborhoods have access to culturally relevant art, nature and beauty every day. Our community ambassadors help engage CICF in reciprocal relationships with residents and their neighborhoods. In this month’s podcast, meet our ambassadors and listen to a conversation about what they say are their neighborhood's assets and challenges.Read More.
Envisioning Equity: Ten Lessons Learned
As CICF began to better to understand the profound achievement and opportunity gap holding people back in our community, we knew it was time to change. We didn’t know exactly what to do or how to do it, but something had to be done. We had to take a hard look at ourselves; listen, learn and be willing to make mistakes along the way.Read More.
Freedom Should be Free
At any given time, the Marion County Jail incarcerates about 2,400 people, 84% of whom are held pretrial, Robin Steinberg, executive director of The Bail Project, told Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) Angel Investors on June 6. The Bail Project is working to combat mass incarceration nationally and locally by paying bail and offering wraparound services for individuals who otherwise could not afford bail.Read More.
Help Your Clients with a Values-Based Approach to Philanthropy
CICF's philanthropic advising services are one key feature that sets our donor-advised funds apart. The CICF Professional Advisor Leadership Council (PALC) got to experience first-hand the kinds of exercises we take individuals and families through in order to become strategic and intentional philanthropists.Read More.