Our Funds and Foundations

Community Funds

These CICF affiliates are managed by CICF to support major community initiatives that meet pressing needs and improve the quality of life for residents of Marion and Hamilton Counties.

The Indianapolis Foundation

Indiana’s oldest and largest community foundation, it supports organizations and projects that contribute to the overall betterment of Indianapolis.


As the community foundation of Hamilton County, it supports projects designed to make the entire community a beautiful place to live, work and play.

Family Funds

Created by area philanthropists and managed by our expert effective philanthropy team at CICF.

Efroymson Family Fund

Established by Dan and Lori Efroymson, The Efroymson Family Fund supports efforts to promote the viability of Indianapolis. It has awarded more than $127 million in grants to date.

Thomas P. and Sondra D. Sheehan Charitable Foundation

The Thomas P. and Sondra D. Sheehan Charitable Foundation focuses on improving the lives of children facing debilitating medical challenges.

Crosser family Foundation

The Crosser Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of youth and their families in our communities by providing them with everyday needs and opportunity.

Glick Fund

Glick Fund was established by Gene and Marilyn Glick in 1998. Today, members of the Glick family and the Gene B. Glick Company continue their tradition of generosity.


Herbert Simon Family Foundation has been promoting social justice and providing support for organizations in Central Indiana and through the United States since 1999.


These funds and partners support a specific cause and are typically jointly managed by CICF and a community or civic group.

The African American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis

The African American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis is a collective philanthropic initiative working to improve life-affirming outcomes for African Americans in the community.

Central Indiana Senior Fund

The Central Indiana Senior Fund supports senior-serving organizations and identifies and addresses the unique needs of seniors.

The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund

The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund supports efforts to increase literacy, information literacy and access for Marion County residents.

The Parks Alliance of Indianapolis

The Parks Alliance of Indianapolis, formerly the Indianapolis Parks Foundation, aims to enhance the recreational, educational and cultural life of Indianapolis through the city’s parks system.

Leadership Indianapolis

Leadership Indianapolis works to develop a community of leaders equipped to address the issues and opportunities facing the Indianapolis metro area.


Nextech works to elevate technical, critical and problem-solving skills of K-12 students, inspiring and enabling young people from all backgrounds to pursue careers in technology.

Indy Summer Youth Programs

Indy Summer Youth Programs are supported through the Summer Youth Program Fund, a collaboration between The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and 10 funders in Marion County. Indy Summer Youth Programs focus on providing safe and positive experiences for children and teens at little or no cost to families.

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana creates opportunities for women and girls by distributing grants to effective female-supporting organizations throughout Central Indiana.