Central Indiana Senior Fund Awards Nearly $550k to Local Organizations  

Grants support  safety, health and well-being of seniors in Central Indiana 

The Central Indiana Senior Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded grants to 24  senior-serving not-for-profits totaling $549,190. The Senior Fund advisory board selected organizations that are continuing to provide essential services to the senior community in Central Indiana during the COVID-19 pandemic.     

“We know supporting these organizations will allow crucial services to be provided during this global crisis.”

Central Indiana Senior Fund reassessed its 2020 grantmaking guidelines to effectively respond to emerging senior and organizational needs in response to the pandemicCOVID-19 has forced many seniors to isolate in their homes and created additional barriers for seniors to access basic needsGrants focused on operating support to senior organizations in multiple Central Indiana counties, including the delivery of food for seniors.  

We’re committed to protecting the wellbeing of our senior population in Central Indiana and ensuring that all Hoosiers can live with dignity and self-worth during their later years.” said James Leich, chair of the Central Indiana Senior Fund. “We know supporting these organizations will allow crucial services to be provided during this global crisis.”  

GRANTS awarded from Central Indiana senior fund


Grant Purpose
Amount Awarded
Boone County Senior Services   Operating support to promote independence and provide enriching opportunities for older adults in Boone County   $20,000  
Cancer Support Community-Central Indiana  Cancer support services for seniors  $15,000  
CICOA   Transportation services  $25,000  
Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFÉ)  Senior program transportation, staff and supplies  $25,000  
Concord Center Association   Senior program staff and activity boxes  $15,000 
Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center  Senior Program transportation, care items and special diet food   $7,000  
Flanner House of Indianapolis  Senior Program staff and transportation   $25,000  
Hancock County Senior Services  Operating support    $25,000  
Hawthorne Community Center  Senior case management and direct assistance   $24,250  
Hendricks County Senior Services  Operating support   $25,000  
Horizon House  Senior Program case management, PPE, occupancy   $25,000  
John Boner Neighborhood Centers  Food delivery to seniors   $11,440  
Johnson County Senior Services  Operating support    $25,000  
Joy’s House  Operating support    $25,000  
Little Red Door Cancer Agency  Rides of Hope and Nutritional Supplements for Marion County seniors   $25,000  
Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana  Purchase of food for supplemental boxes   $25,000  
Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County  Operating support    $25,000  
Meals on Wheels of Hancock County  Operating support    $25,000  
Morgan County Connect  Operating support    $25,000  
Shelby Senior Services  Operating support   $25,000  
Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County  Food/care packages and direct financial assistance   $25,000  
Silver Citizens  Care packages, meals and visits to seniors   $15,000  
St. Vincent de Paul, Indianapolis  Purchase of healthy food, safety & packaging supplies   $25,000  
Still Waters Adult Day Center/Castleton United Methodist Church  Scholarships for adult day care   $20,000  
Westminster Neighborhood Services  Senior Program staff, food, and transportation   $21,500  
TOTAL   $549,190


Central Indiana Senior Fund was created in 2003 upon the decision to close The Indianapolis Retirement Home, a retirement home for low-income senior citizens. The funds from the sale of the home and its land, in addition to the retirement home’s endowment, all contributed to the creation of the Indianapolis Retirement Home Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation, now known as Central Indiana Senior Fund. Since its inception, the Central Indiana Senior Fund has awarded more than $10 million to organizations and projects serving the senior population. Learn more about the Central Indiana Senior Fund.

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