There is a lack of diverse board leadership in Indianapolis organizations causing boards to remain overwhelmingly White and male. Even organizations who have mastered diversity often fail at true inclusion and power-sharing with BIPOC, women, young people, and the LGBTQ+ communities. As a result, the community continues to witness public organizational failures.Read More.
On June 23, the Professional Advisor Leadership Council (PALC) convened at the Hamilton County Community Foundation to kick off their first of several meetings this calendar year. The meeting was held at the new Collaboration Hub, a new space and resource for Central Indiana not-for-profits located at Hamilton County Community Foundation. After a brief welcome from Tom Kilian Jr, president of Hamilton County Community Foundation and IMPACT Central Indiana, the members in attendance too…Read More.
Almost three years ago, Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and its affiliates, The Indianapolis Foundation and Hamilton County Community Foundation, announced our new shared mission and a focused commitment to dismantling systemic racism. After spending generations committed to making the Central Indiana community stronger through philanthropy, we were faced with the realization and data-driven proof that our collective efforts were still leaving people and communities behind while o…Read More.
The Indianapolis Foundation's board of directors has approved grants and investments for Marion County not-for-profits, projects and initiatives totaling $1,694,682.
The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), awarded $794,642 in responsive grants and directed $186,040 to investment plans and opportunity funds. Additionally, The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund granted $86,000.Read More.
If we’ve learned anything over the past year, it’s the power of sharing data and information. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the rate at which new research and data from all over the world is shared to inform international and national responses to the pandemic and speed up the development of diagnostic tools, drug treatments and vaccines. Now a group of nine community foundations is taking a similar approach to closing the opportunity gap regarding systemic racism. Read More.
It is with conviction that Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF); its affiliates, The Indianapolis Foundation and Hamilton County Community Foundation; and Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a fund of CICF, support the passage of hate crime (anti-bias) legislation for the state of Indiana.Read More.