Efroymson Family Fund

In 1998, Dan and Lori Efroymson established the Efroymson Family Fund—one of the first donor-advised funds accepted by CICF, and the largest in the nation at the time of its creation. The couple also made a gift in 1997 that was instrumental to the formation of CICF and the partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation and Hamilton County Community Foundation, then known as Legacy Fund.

The fund continues a long legacy of charitable commitment by the Efroymson family to Central Indiana. From 1919 to 1999, three generations of Efroymsons—Gustave, Robert, and Dan—served without interruption on The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors. Lori Efroymson-Aguilera served on the CICF board from 2002-2012.

Since Dan’s passing in 1999, Lori Efroymson-Aguilera and their two children, Jeremy and Elissa, have continued the family’s philanthropic legacy in Indianapolis and across the United States by providing financial support to a diverse range of issues including arts and culture, historic preservation, the environment and helping those in need. To date, the Efroymson Family Fund has awarded more than $132 million in grants.

The Efroymson Family Fund Advisors

  • Lori Efroymson-Aguilera
  • Jeremy Efroymson
  • Elissa Hamid Efroymson

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Grant Inquiries

Funding requests are accepted by invitation only.  For inquiries and questions about the Efroymson Family Fund, please get in touch with Joanna Nixon, Efroymson Family Fund manager, at joanna@joannanixon.com.

If you are an Indiana not-for-profit organization interested in being considered for an Efroymson Family Fund grant for historic preservation, or an Indiana Landmarks Efroymson Family Endangered Places Grant, please contact the Indiana Landmarks regional office nearest you.

Grant Reporting

If you are reporting on a current grant, please use the CICF common grant report form.