In this month’s episode of For Good, we learn from IUPUI's Mays Institute for Diverse Philanthropy about the history of black philanthropy and members of the African American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis on the efforts underway to leave a legacy of giving in our community.Read More.
CICF is serious about creating equitable opportunity for everyone in Central Indiana to reach their full potential, and we know race plays a profound role in access to opportunity. Becoming an anti-racist organization and building lasting impact starts with open, honest dialogue, and that’s what CICF has been candidly working on internally for the past two years. In this episode, four staff members open up about their personal and professional journeys to understanding systemic racism and h…Read More.
Scholarships change lives. Jesus, Monica and Gloria say the scholarships they received from CICF have changed their lives, as well as their parents and, in Gloria’s case, her two sons. These three smart and talented students sat down with For Good to talk about what it was like to set foot on a college campus for the first time, their surprise at the cost of books, advice for scholarship applicants and their plans for after college.Read More.
Earlier this month, Legacy Fund changed its name to Hamilton County Community Foundation to better reflects who the foundation serves, partners with and supports. In addition to the new name, the foundation has a new mission, vision and strategic direction. It’s the result of more than a year’s worth of intentional community conversations and research conducted by staff, the board of directors and a special task force. Learn more about the strategy from president, Tom Kilian, in his exten…Read More.
Several schools and organizations in Central Indiana are better understanding the long-term effect of experiencing some form of trauma, a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. This episode of For Good explores how local educators throughout Central Indiana are introducing student-focused approaches to learning that acknowledge and address the social and emotional experiences of students. The goal—to support and empower students to reach their full potential. The approaches are all di…Read More.
Sept. 15 kicked-off Hispanic Heritage month with a celebration and turning the Downtown Canal orange. More than 50 percent of Spanish-speaking people living in Indianapolis are under the age of 24, so this month’s episode of For Good, is all about Latino youth. Maria DeLeon, a CICF community ambassador, talks about what she learned from her peers and shares her own story, while an undocumented college student shares his plans to give back to the community. The episode also features Miriam…Read More.