-John Mainella & Michael Pettry Principals, Cape Fletcher Associates and consulting partners of CICF The season of special events is squarely upon us in Central Indiana. Whether springtime galas, summer golfing events (fore!), or the increasingly popular breakfast fundraiser, most organizations are in the midst of special event season. But special events are a lot of work. […]Read More.
2020 was a year filled with unique challenges, some that were incredibly unexpected and others that were previously ignored by too many for too long. Within these challenges is profound tragedy and loss. There also lies an incredible opportunity to collectively learn how we as a community—and as a foundation—can do better. This year has proven that our commitment to equity and reconciliation is in direct alignment with what is needed to make our community in Central Indiana a place where …Read More.
23 years, 10 months and 25 days in prison for crimes he did not commit. In the state of Indiana, inmates who are found guilty are offered reintegration services after their release from prison, however, those who are discovered to be innocent and therefore exonerated, often after years of imprisonment, are not offered any such […]Read More.
$25 million Lilly Endowment grant supports partnership with the City of Indianapolis for design, construction, and community engagement and support Today, Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) announced it has received a $25 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support the Connected Communities Initiative, a collaboration with the City of Indianapolis. The funding will significantly […]Read More.
Today, Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Indianapolis Foundation announced applications for the Elevation Grant Program will open April 1 at ElevationGrant.org. Previously known as the Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program, this initiative will invest $45 million in neighborhoods over the next three years to address root causes of violent crime in Indianapolis.
Funding for the 2022 grant program was passed unanimously by the City-County Council last year. Powered by American Rescue Plan funding fo…Read More.
Meet Rishard. Rishard is the new Equitable Initiatives Officer for The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF Affiliate. What excites you about your new role? I’m really excited to connect with and learn from other community foundation leaders across the nation on strategies to tackle what is perhaps the wickedest of problems: systemic racism. There is so […]Read More.