Central Indiana Senior Fund

The mission of Central Indiana Senior Fund is to support programs and opportunities for low-to-moderate-income older adults in Central Indiana, with a focus on under-served or isolated populations

Since its inception in 2005, Central Indiana Senior Fund has awarded more than $8.1 million to senior-focused not-for-profits and programs in Central Indiana. The fund not only provides responsive grant-making support, but also endeavors to be strategic and proactive in their funding by identifying and addressing the unique needs of, and opportunities for, the aging population.

Central Indiana Senior Fund continues a passion to assure that the elderly in our community have the basics of life and live the last chapters of their lives with a sense of dignity and worth.

Giving Areas

The fund has identified four main impact areas for their giving:

  1. Basic needs
  2. Health & wellness
  3. Living environment of choice
  4. Life-affirming opportunities

GRANTS

View the 2021 grant guidelines and application here. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on June 30, 2021.

Grant application and guidelines are also available in Spanish here.

If you have questions, contact Julie Koegel at JulieK@cicf.org. Thank you for your work on behalf of our community’s seniors.

View the list of most recent grant recipients

STATE OF AGING REPORT

Research shows that older adults are the fastest-growing demographic in Central Indiana, as approximately 24,000 adults turn 55 and 22,000 turn 60 each year. By the year 2030, one in every five Hoosiers will be over the age of 65. To enhance the ability of older adults to live and thrive in Central Indiana, it is important to understand the population trends, notable changes, and basic needs of this growing demographic.

“The data within this report is monumental in how it will influence not just Central Indiana Senior Fund but all organizations that serve our seniors,” said Jim Leach, chair of the advisory board for Central Indiana Senior Fund at CICF. “Having the knowledge of how place, race and identity impact the ability to connect our older adults to resources will empower us to find and support solutions that are centered in equity.”

View and access the report

Central Indiana Senior Fund Advisors

  • H. Ken Bennett
  • C. Andrew Class, MD
  • Keesha Dixon
  • Susan J. Guyett
  • Heather Hershberger
  • Kim Jacobs
  • Jim Leich – chair
  • Jane Malkoff
  • Ellen Miller, PhD
  • Bud Myers
  • Candace Preston
  • Jennifer Norton