In late 2016, in preparation for an article I was writing, I had the honor of interviewing activists, academics and everyday people who have been longtime allies to marginalized people. I asked them about the real work of being an ally—what it takes to be an active force in making things better for the most vulnerable groups. I spoke to white women and men who were actively working to dismantle racism; men who worked with other men to solve the problem of violence against women; and straigh…Read More.
CICF has restructured its staff of 45 full-time employees to better execute its new mission—to mobilize people, ideas and investment to make this a community where everyone has equitable opportunity to reach their full potential, no matter place, race or identity. The transitions also set the stage for the foundation’s new 5-year strategic plan, which will be fully announced in April 2019. The restructure enables CICF to more effectively create change for Central Indiana in partnership wi…Read More.
Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliates, The Indianapolis Foundation and Hamilton County Community Foundation, are pleased to announce that 13 applicants from both Marion and Hamilton Counties have been awarded the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Recipients will receive up to four years of full tuition to attend any accredited public or private not-for-profit college or university in Indiana. Read More.
Women’s Fund of Central has passionately increased its commitment to changing the conversation around mental health over the past two years. In 2017, Women’s Fund convened community partners to join the national Campaign to Change Direction on mental health, which began by encouraging everyone, especially residents in Central Indiana, to recognize and respond to the five signs of emotional suffering—personality change, agitation, withdrawal, poor self-care and hopelessness.Read More.
Nine Hamilton County organizations will benefit from grants totaling $101,000. Funding was approved by the board of directors for Hamilton County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation.Read More.