Kayla is the new opportunity, equity, and inclusion officer. In this role, Kayla helps to ensure equitable practices are part of CICF's culture and daily practice, as well as assisting in the development of a new digital platform dedicated to supporting individuals' and organizations' journey toward anti-racism.Read More.
The Curb-Cut Effect is a brilliant illustration of how a benefit bestowed on a small group of people has the power to spread opportunity up and outward to the larger population. Initially created to improve accessibility to people using wheelchairs, the curb cut unintentionally improved accessibility to all. Tashi Copeland, communications manager, explores the history of the curb cut and how the lessons learned from its wide adoption can be applied to other acts of equity.Read More.
Dionne is the new grants officer at CICF. In this role she serves as liaison between not-for-profit organizations, the community and CICF leadership with a particular focus on the organization's responsive grantmaking efforts. She manages a diverse portfolio, advises on grantmaking processes and provides guidance to organizations applying for grants.Read More.
As we continue to navigate through this global pandemic, it is important to keep in mind that not all residents of Central Indiana will have an equitable return to normalcy once COVID is behind us. While many will begin that daily commute to the office, others will wake up still searching for employment, a safe place to live, or their next warm meal. As we begin to embrace family and friends once more, some will mourn the loss of a loved one. A return to normalcy will be difficult—if not im…Read More.
The Violent Crime Prevention Grant Program is accepting applications now through Nov. 5 for its 2021-2022 funding round. The program is funded from public resources allocated annually by the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council and administered by The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). Read More.