The Festival of Philanthropy—presented by the Samerian Foundation—rounded out National Philanthropy Day with an evening of food, friends and fun. The venue, Ritz Charles in Carmel, served as the perfect stage for showcasing Hamilton County not-for-profits building equity together in the community. While guests hopped from booth to booth to learn about these transformative changes, local music and food stations created a true festival feel.Read More.
The District Theatre has been awarded a three-year $350,000 grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will help create a professional training and development hub for Black theater artists and technicians: and support the production of six plays by Black Indiana playwrights, themed around Indianapolis’ historic Indiana Avenue.Read More.
Today, Mayor Joe Hogsett and The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), announced the second round of funding awarded by the Elevation Grant Program. Previously known as the Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program, this initiative has committed to investing $45 million in neighborhoods over the next three years to address root causes of violent crime in Indianapolis.
This second round—the final round for the year—has awarded over $8.6 millio…Read More.
-by Gabrielle Sanchez Steenberger Communications Associate, CICF In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, I sat down with Fabio Yataco, community leadership officer at The Indianapolis Foundation, who has been recognized several times as a leader in our philanthropic community. He recently joined the Líderes (leaders) fellowship,—a program created by Hispanics in Philanthropy—that celebrates and connects […]Read More.
In partnership with PitchFeast, IMPACT Central Indiana hosted its pitch competition on Sept. 26. All the entrepreneurs shared creative concepts and brought a passion to impact. In the end, we were able to invest in three Black and Brown-led businesses with investment capital and other wraparound services. These investments ignite innovation in our community.Read More.
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