Innovation and Transformation: A Recap of the Festival of Philanthropy
The event—sponsored by Hylant Group, Inc—served both as a grand opening of the innovative co-working and meeting space, the Collaboration Hub, and a not-for-profit showcase. Despite the weather conditions, the organizations and guests persevered for the evening. While guests dined on cuisine and beverages from Ritz Charles’ Simply Served Catering, the attendees had the opportunity to learn and engage with the participating organizations making transformative changes in our communi…Read More.
Hamilton County Community Foundation Awards Over $175k in Grants
Hamilton County Community Foundation, an affiliate of CICF, approved grants and investments for Hamilton County not-for-profits, projects and initiatives totaling $175,804. These grants were awarded towards increasing capacity, expansion, projects, and initiatives in Hamilton County that serve within at least one of the three community leadership pillars of the foundation. These pillars are mental health, family […]Read More.
The Indianapolis Foundation Awards Nearly $850k in Grants
The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of CICF, recently awarded grants totaling $846,250. The foundation awarded $544,00 in responsive grants and  $302,250 in proactive grants that align with the foundation’s five community leadership initiatives. The five community leadership initiatives for Marion County are: family stabilization economic mobility criminal justice reform neighborhood empowerment and placemaking dismantling systemic racism “These investments are crucial [&…Read More.
Latinx Staff Spotlight
September is Hispanic heritage month, celebrating the stories and identities of individuals of Latin or Spanish descent from numerous countries. some of our latinx staff SHARED their experiences. NOTE: Individuals who fall under the historically used “Hispanic”  term have varying experiences and may choose to identify with several different labels, including but not limited to; […]Read More.
Q&A with Fabio Yataco
Meet Fabio Yataco. Fabio serves as a community leadership officer. In this role, he focuses on the workforce development and economic mobility portfolio, advising on grantmaking processes and community issues, while providing guidance to organizations applying for grants.  What excites you about your new role? I am excited to not only be part of a […]Read More.
Don’t Underestimate the Unrestricted Gift
Not-for-profits tend to be very willing to allow donors to restrict their planned gifts as a commitment to respect the intentions, preferences, and relationship to the donor—and their occasional idiosyncrasies. Charitable gift planners and development officers want to ensure that donors are confident with their planned gift decision and how it will be spent in the future. Whether it’s designating a gift to a particular program, prohibiting funds from being directed toward operating expens…Read More.
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