Efroymson Family Fund

The Impact of Supporting Artists

In 2009, Anila was the recipient of the prestigious Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship. This fellowship program provides $25,000 unrestricted awards to five Midwest contemporary visual artists annually. Since then Anila’s story and award-winning work has been featured around the world.

Be IN: Gustave Efroymson

Because he was a modest man, it is not widely known that one of Central Indiana’s most brilliant businessmen and philanthropists was also a seasoned campaigner against injustice. Gustave Efroymson was a pillar of the Jewish community, the owner of two downtown department stores, and president of the Real Silk Company. He also took on loan sharking, and the Klan, and got the better of both of them.

The Efroymson Family Fund Supports New IMA ARTx Series

$1 million grant from The Efroymson Family Fund will support innovative museum programs and initiatives through 2018 Indianapolis Museum of Art is excited to announce the inventive new ARTx series, made possible with a $1 million gift from The Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). The ARTx series was developed… Continue reading.

Efroymson Family Fund Announces 2014 Contemporary Arts Fellowships

The Efroymson Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced the recipients of the 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship at a private reception on September 10, 2014  in Chicago. In the past nine years, the Efroymson Family Fund has awarded 45 Fellowships worth $950,000 to contemporary artists in Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio… Continue reading.