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Accountability and Justice
Yesterday, the world, this country and our community witnessed the true essence of what accountability should be. For far too long, accountability has been absent, for police and others, as people of color are continuously murdered, traumatized, devalued and dismissed in this country. Although we have so much more work to do to truly claim […]Read More.
The State of Aging Report examines growing old in Central Indiana
A collaborative effort by Central Indiana Senior Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF); The Polis Center at IUPUI; the IU Center for Aging Research (IUCAR); and the IU Public Policy Institute’s (PPI) Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy (CRISP), addresses these concerns in a new report, The State of Aging in Central Indiana, published April 15. In addition to this report, the joint endeavor produces issue briefs on emerging topics and an interactive infor…Read More.
Central Indiana Racial Equity Fund Opens Second and Final Round Grant Applications
Central Indiana Racial Equity Fund (CIREF) is now accepting applications for its second and final round of grantmaking. The fund seeks to address the inequities in our criminal legal systems that unfairly target, penalize, and disrupt the lives of Black residents in Central Indiana. Eligible organizations may apply for capacity-building grants ranging from $25,000 to $300,000. The deadline to apply is May 14, 2021.Read More.
CICF Receives $7.3 Million in Support from Lilly Endowment for Collaboration Providing Job-Training, Wrap Around Services and Home Repairs
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) has received a grant of $7,313,200 from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis. The grant will support a construction trade training program led by the foundation in collaboration with Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation, Indianapolis Legal Aid and Neighborlink.Read More.
The Indianapolis Foundation Awards Over $2.7 Million in Grants
The Indianapolis Foundation's board of directors has approved grants and investments for Marion County not-for-profits, projects and initiatives totaling $2,704,444.  The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of CICF, directed $1,971,000 to investment plans and opportunity funds. Investment plans and opportunity funds are essential tools to assist CICF in supporting its community leadership work and leading initiatives aligned with its mission and strategic plan.  Read More.
2021 Board of Directors
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) elected new directors and leadership for its board of directors and the boards of its affiliates, The Indianapolis Foundation and Hamilton County Community Foundation, as well as the advisory board for Women’s Fund of Central Indiana and the board of directors for the William English Foundation Inc., both funds of CICF.  All changes are effective immediately.   Read More.
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