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The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $1.5 Million to Address Marion County Needs

  Grants support refugee resettlement, access to healthcare, education and economic development In its first competitive grant round of 2017, The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, allocated $1,517,100 to 29 not-for-profit organizations serving Marion County and its residents. The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors approved the grants March 21. Funding during… Continue reading.

Legacy Fund Awards $117,000 to Address Hamilton County Needs

  Education, mental health, leadership training and art among the programs receiving grants. Legacy Fund, the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) affiliate serving Hamilton County, announced that $117,000 in grants will be awarded to 10 not-for-profits in the county. Legacy Fund’s board of directors voted to approve this first round of competitive grants on March… Continue reading.

Staff Blog: Andrew Black

At CICF, Andrew Black is part of a team that responsibly stewards philanthropic resources to organizations in Central Indiana that are improving the quality of life for all people in the region. Black works primarily with local arts & culture organizations, including a new initiative related to arts and education.

CICF Partners with IBJ’s Forty Under 40 to Give Away $40,000

  Hawthorne Community Center gets grant to continue its work developing self-sufficient families Imagine convening 20 people in a room to decide—and agree on —what to make for dinner. It might be hectic. When 20 of Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2017 Class of Forty Under 40 gathered at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) offices on March… Continue reading.

CICF Hires Two New Philanthropic Advisors

In February, Central Indiana Community Foundation welcomed two new philanthropic advisors: Marissa Nielsen and Heather Woock. In their roles, both Nielsen and Woock will work directly with individuals, families and community organizations to create meaningful charitable giving plans focused on self-identified interests and goals.

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Names New Development Director

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced Kamala Spencer as its new development director. Working closely with the Women’s Fund board, Spencer will coordinate successful and sustainable development, fundraising and donation campaigns that support the transformative work of Women’s Fund.

Legacy Fund Awards $83,500 to Hamilton County Not-For-Profits

In its last grant allocation of 2016, Legacy Fund, a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate serving Hamilton County, awarded $83,500 to 10 not-for-profit organizations. Grantees receiving funding help to meet the increasing needs in Hamilton County, and break down barriers for various demographics of its residents.

Women’s Fund Awards $215,591 to Local Not-For-Profits

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), has awarded $215,591 to 15 not-for-profit organizations that are making our community’s women and girls stronger, healthier and more self-sufficient through programs that address domestic abuse, the gender pay gap, immigration, reproductive healthcare and more.

CICF Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

The four-year, full-tuition scholarship recipients were nominated by interview committees at The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate serving Marion County, and Legacy Fund, a CICF affiliate serving Hamilton County. Seventy-two and thirty-five students were interviewed in each county, respectively, and finalists names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. for final scholarship selections.

A City Inspired by Design

Architectural design and placemaking play an integral role in a city’s ability to develop, attract and retain highly-educated, creative, entrepreneurial and community-minded citizens. That is why creating and supporting inspiring places is a key element of CICF’s three-pronged community leadership initiative.

Angel Investment Updates: Winter 2016

Nearly 80 organizations, individuals and families have chosen to invest in innovative and transformative projects as angel investors with Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). Thank you. Your faith and action inspires our organization to reach higher and strive for better and bigger successes for our community. We believe that, together, we can be the difference Central Indiana needs to become the best community in the world.