Mayor Joe Hogsett joined Horizon House executive director Teresa Wessel and Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), president and CEO Brian Payne to announce the first grant award from the Housing to Recovery Fund. Horizon House will receive $560,000 to expand the capacity of their housing navigation and intensive case management services, with the option to receive an additional $90,000 once agreed-upon outcomes are achieved, for a total of $650,000.Read More.
Today, Hamilton County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), announced $278,395 in grants to Hamilton County not-for-profit organizations. Grants approved by the Hamilton County Community Foundation board of directors are part of a four-pronged approach to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that has shaped community need in 2020 and were funded through the Endowment for Hamilton County, LINK Youth Advisory Council, and the newly created Hamilto…Read More.
In recent months, many of our neighbors and community leaders have reached out to us asking how to be a partner in racial equity work, and we are grateful. The big question always seems to be, “what can I do?” First, you must make this personal. This work is not nine-to-five.Read More.
A coalition of local stakeholders has established the Central Indiana Racial Equity Fund with an initial investment of more than $2.2 million to advance effective solutions to racial inequality in Indianapolis and its surrounding counties. The fund will work with organizations to support efforts to improve interactions between the Black community and local police in Indianapolis; address the disproportionate number of Black youth in the juvenile and criminal justice system by providing positi…Read More.
IMPACT Central Indiana, LLC is a limited liability company created by Central Indiana Community Foundation, The Indianapolis Foundation and Hamilton County Community Foundation to facilitate social impact investments into businesses, funds and not-for profits that are generating positive, measurable social impact and financial returns. Specifically, IMPACT Central Indiana will make loans, equity investments and grants that further the charitable mission of the Foundations. What sets philanthr…Read More.
CICF does not pretend to have all of the answers—nor do we claim to be pioneers in the space of racial equity. What we will claim is our responsibility to speak the truth. The truth is enough is enough. It is time for real change. No more complacency. No more silence. We must demand profound change.
There are concrete things that we can all do and commit to right now to become an anti-racist organizationRead More.