For Good: Affordable Housing in Hamilton County
Hamilton County Community Foundation believes in building a community where opportunity meets growth for everyone. That’s why, as part of our Inclusive Economic Growth community leadership initiative, we partner with those working to solve the affordable housing crisis. In this episode of For Good, we convene civic leaders for a conversation about strategies to provide […]Read More.
Personal Stories of Black Philanthropy
Held every August, Black Philanthropy Month is a global celebration that seeks to "inform, involve, inspire and invest in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms."  In this episode of For Good, African American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis (AALFI) founding members and steering committee members share their personal stories about why black philanthropy matters and how the fund seeks to address community needs going forward.Read More.
Engaging Opportunity Youth
CICF’s new strategic plan includes strategies to engage “opportunity youth”—defined as those between the ages of 16-24 and not enrolled or employed—in programs that promote education or career pathways. In this episode of For Good, hear from local leaders about ongoing efforts to provide opportunity to young people in our community.Read More.
Our Community Ambassadors
We believe communities are most successful and thriving when investments are resident-driven and when neighborhoods have access to culturally relevant art, nature and beauty every day. Our community ambassadors help engage CICF in reciprocal relationships with residents and their neighborhoods. In this month’s podcast, meet our ambassadors and listen to a conversation about what they say are their neighborhood's assets and challenges.Read More.
Mental Health in Our Community
May is mental health month, and an important conversation in Central Indiana. In this month’s episode of For Good, CICF vice president of community leadership and effective philanthropy, Tamara Winfrey-Harris, talks to individuals from all over the community about their mental health advocacy and personal experiences around mental health. On this episode, hear from: Steve Orusa, fire chief for the city of Fishers Department of Fire and Emergency Services; Chris Paulsen, CEO at Indiana Youth…Read More.
Dismantling Systemic Racism – the plan for Marion County
In this special episode of For Good, Brian Payne talks about dismantling systemic racism—one of five of CICF's leadership initiatives for Marion County—and how it is impacting our community. This episode is part of a special series introducing CICF's strategic plan for Marion County. Listen to the other four episodes to learn more about how CICF is working to help create a more equitable Central Indiana.Read More.
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