was a feminist before the word existed in my vocabulary. I was a strong-willed child, and a tomboy, insistent that I was just as strong and capable as the boys in my neighborhood. My family moved every few years from one midwestern town to another. I was an outgoing child, if a bit awkward, and never had trouble making friends. It never occurred to me that my mother was the only brown woman in the homogeny of white suburbia. While the other children brought peanut butter and jelly sandwiches …Read More.
Hamilton County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), announced today grants totaling $152,500 would be awarded though the Racial Equity Grassroots grant ($75,000), the LINK Youth Advisory Council (15,000), and initiative-based grants ($62,500) to organizations serving Hamilton County focusing on racial equity, as well as the community leadership initiatives of mental health, family and youth empowerment, and inclusive economic growth. 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.
Meet Julian Edwards. Julian is the new operations coordinator at CICF. In this position, Julian handles daily contribution processing, grant payments and tracking, new fund setup and accounts payable/receivable. Read More.
Meet Julia Lagenour. Julia is the new not-for-profit sustainability officer at CICF. In this role, she provides exceptional support and high-quality advising for our not-for-profit endowment organizations. Read More.
Mental health has been a topic dominating the headlines throughout this pandemic. From stigma to access, this conversation with Tashi Copeland and Beatrice Beverly, board president of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Indianapolis and CICF community ambassador, on her perspective of mental health in our society.Read More.