Central Indiana Senior Fund Awards Over $1 Million in Grants

Investments to support organizations serving seniors in the community 

Central Indiana Senior Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), announced grant funding of $1,085,000 to 44 organizations serving Central Indiana seniors. The fund invests in organizations and programs that serve seniorsages 55 and olderwho have low- to moderate-income or experience isolation from community resources and opportunities. 

“We know seniors would prefer to age in place, and many of these grantees bring home-delivered food, home repairs and lawncare services to their homes,” said Heather Hershberger, advisory board chair of the Central Indiana Senior Fund. “We also know that seniors need interaction and opportunities to be with others. Many of these programs will provide creative expression, interaction and meaningful activities for seniors.”

Some new organizations receiving support from Central Indiana Senior Fund include:

Freetown Village ($10,000) —will provide seniors access to experience live music and theatre that lifts up the experiences and contributions of Black culture.

He Cares ($20,000)—will provide home repairs, lawn care services and food delivery so seniors can age in place.

Indiana Immunization Coalition ($30,000) —will provide free Shingles vaccinations to seniors at La Plaza and the Burmese Community Center.

view a full list of Organizations Funded below.

Central Indiana Senior Fund partnered with The Polis Center to develop The State of Aging in Central Indiana Report. This research was used to develop the 2022 Funding Guidelines. Central Indiana Senior Fund is deliberately interested in racial equity as it pertains to the following areas of need:

  • Helping seniors age in place
  • Decreasing hunger
  • Mitigating isolation and loneliness
  • Supporting caregivers
  • Decreasing senior homelessness

OrganizationProgramAward Amount
ArtMixGreatriarchs' Class Series$30,000
Aspire Higher FoundationSavory & Seasoned Seniors - food and nutrition$30,000
Cancer Support Community IndianaPatient Assistance Fund$25,000
Castleton United Methodist Church/Still Waters Adult Day CenterOperating support$20,000
CICOA Meals & More Nutrition Service$50,000
Community Action of Greater IndianapolisSenior LIVE-Stability Program$30,000
Community Alliance of the Far EastsideSenior programming$40,000
Concord Center AssociationMeet Me at the Dynki$15,000
CrossRoads Church at WestfieldHoosier Home Repairs 2023$10,000
Eastgate Christian Church/Autumn Leaves of Eastgate Adult Day CenterOperating support$20,000
Edna Martin Christian CenterWellness Initiative for Older Adults$40,000
Educational DestinationsFIVE Senior Project$40,000
Eskenazi Health FoundationSenior Care & EMBRACE$15,000
Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked CreekSenior programming$20,000
Flanner House of IndianapolisSenior programming$50,000
Fletcher Place Community CenterGolden Age Program$5,000
Freetown VillageLifting Up through Song &Theater$10,000
Gennesaret Free ClinicFree Senior Dental Care Program$35,000
Gibault CareMcGivney Health Care Center Kitchen Upgrade$25,000
Gleaners Food Bank of IndianaSenior SNAP Outreach/Shopping Days$30,000
Groundwork IndySenior lawncare services$10,000
He CaresHome Stability/Property Services for seniors$20,000
Heritage Place of IndianapolisOperating support$25,000
Horizon HouseCase Management for Homeless Seniors$35,000
Indiana Immunization CoalitionShingles Vaccinations$30,000
Indianapolis Art CenterSenior ArtReach$10,000
Indianapolis Legal Aid SocietySenior Well-Being Program$20,000
Johnson County Senior ServicesOperating support$40,000
Little Red Door Cancer AgencyRides of Hope Transportation Program$15,000
Martindale-Brightwood Community Development CorporationSenior Home Repair$20,000
Meals on Wheels (Indianapolis)Senior Meals$35,000
Meals on Wheels of Hamilton CountySponsor-A-Meal Program$20,000
Meals on Wheels of Hancock CountyGrowth and Expansion$25,000
Morning LightAbbie Hunt Bryce Home - hospice$20,000
National Foundation of Dentistry for the HandicappedDental Services$15,000
NeighborLink Indianapolis FoundationIndianapolis Client Services$20,000
Silver CitizensDimensions of Wellness Experience$15,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Archdiocesan Council of IndianapolisHome Delivered Food/Food Pantry$35,000
The Parks Alliance of IndianapolisIndy Parks Senior Programming$20,000
The Villages of IndianaKinship Care Program$15,000
TMP Enterprises Inc / d/b/a Joy's HouseOperating Support$35,000
Trinity Free ClinicSenior Clinic Days$25,000
Trusted MentorsMentoring Seniors$20,000
Westminster Neighborhood ServicesSenior Shopping Day$20,000


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