The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of CICF, recently awarded grants totaling $846,250. The foundation awarded $544,00 in responsive grants and $302,250 in proactive grants that align with the foundation’s five community leadership initiatives. The five community leadership initiatives for Marion County are: family stabilization economic mobility criminal justice reform neighborhood empowerment and placemaking dismantling systemic racism “These investments are crucial [&…Read More.
In partnership with our strategic partner, Cause Impact LLC, The Indianapolis Foundation and Hamilton County Community Foundation, affiliates of Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced the six members of the 2021 Innovation Catalyst cohort.Read More.
The Housing to Recovery fund was established in 2019 as a partnership between the City of Indianapolis and CICF. Acknowledging the time has come for a more permanent solution to our homelessness crisis, the City, CICF, Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP), and Corporation for Supportive Housing joined together to loudly call for a “housing-first” model in our community. Housing-first is a proven approach in many cities across the country that verifies providin…Read More.
Central Indiana Racial Equity Fund (CIREF) has awarded $860,000 in grants to eight Black-led not-for-profit organizations working to advance racial equity in Indianapolis and its surrounding counties, in its second and final round of grant-making. Grants will support capacity-building and scaling up strategies for career training, mentorship, and justice-focused programs.Read More.
At its annual Celebration of Philanthropy event on Nov. 7, Hamilton County Community Foundation honored three community leaders, each of whom allocated a $5,000 grant to the organization of their choice. The foundation also announced a campaign to raise $1 million for the unrestricted Endowment for Hamilton County. If raised, those funds will be matched 2:1 through Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT), an initiative of Lilly Endowment Inc, and would increase the foundation’s grant-makin…Read More.