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The Indianapolis Foundation Awards Over $1.5 Million into Community
The Indianapolis Foundation's board of directors has approved grants and investments for Marion County not-for-profits, projects and initiatives totaling $1,694,682. The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), awarded $794,642 in responsive grants and directed $186,040 to investment plans and opportunity funds. Additionally, The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund granted $86,000.Read More.
Q&A with Julian Edwards
Meet Julian Edwards. Julian is the new operations coordinator at CICF. In this position, Julian handles daily contribution processing, grant payments and tracking, new fund setup and accounts payable/receivable.  Read More.
Q&A with Julia Lagenour
Meet Julia Lagenour. Julia is the new not-for-profit sustainability officer at CICF. In this role, she provides exceptional support and high-quality advising for our not-for-profit endowment organizations. Read More.
Mental Health Care: One Size Does Not Fit All
Mental health has been a topic dominating the headlines throughout this pandemic. From stigma to access, this conversation with Tashi Copeland and Beatrice Beverly, board president of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Indianapolis and CICF community ambassador, on her perspective of mental health in our society.Read More.
Existing in the In-Between
Most of my friends have a small Midwest town they’re connected to. There’s usually a Main Street, where buildings don’t go over two stories tall, and yourlast name says a lot about you. I have one of these towns—Lake Mills, Iowa—home of Gordon and Joyce Kilen, my grandparents. But when I walk into my grandpa’s favorite diner, I don’t feel like one of the beloved Kilen’s granddaughters. Foremost, I feel like the first Asian most of the people staring at me have ever seen in rea…Read More.
Bringing opportunity and fresh food back to Northeast Indy
An Indianapolis neighborhood will soon have access to fresh food with a new grocery store, brought to life through a truly unique neighborhood, corporate and not-for-profit collaboration. The Indy Fresh Market promises to be a full-service grocery store in what is currently a food desert in Northeast Indy, a neighborhood with some of the highest levels of unemployment and poverty in the state.Read More.