From the Hamilton County Community Foundation President
“Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.” We often think about this famous Wayne Gretzky quote at the foundation. Not because we’re planning on taking the ice anytime soon, but because we recognize the importance of proactively supporting the needs of our community, Hamilton County.Read More.
Funding Awarded to Winners of City:One Challenge, a collaboration between Indianapolis and Ford to Improve Mobility in Indianapolis for residents and visitors
One week ago, city leaders, community advocates, and mobility providers celebrated the selection of four proposals that will pilot solutions to local mobility issues outlined in the City:One Indianapolis Challenge. Developed by Ford, the Challenge is a community-centered initiative to explore a city’s transportation needs and then collaborate on new solutions. Following six months of community workshops and input, local research, and the framing of key mobility issues, applicants submitted …Read More.
Advisors – charitable strategies to help your clients
Throughout the year, we have featured ways that your clients likely can save substantial tax dollars simply by donating appreciated property to fund their charitable contributions. And timing those contributions so that they are made in a year when their tax bracket will be higher and/or in a year when they will exceed the new, higher standard deduction and therefore be able to itemize their charitable contributions. As the giving spirit increases this time of year, we reiterate these simple …Read More.
Not-for-profits, Residents Gather at Hamilton County Community Foundation’s Celebration of Philanthropy
At its annual Celebration of Philanthropy event on Nov. 7, Hamilton County Community Foundation honored three community leaders, each of whom allocated a $5,000 grant to the organization of their choice. The foundation also announced a campaign to raise $1 million for the unrestricted Endowment for Hamilton County. If raised, those funds will be matched 2:1 through Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT), an initiative of Lilly Endowment Inc, and would increase the foundation’s grant-makin…Read More.