A recent article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review entitled “Philanthropy’s Missing Trillions” caught our attention. Its authors, Jennifer Xia and Patrick Schmitt, found that while 90 percent of American adults make a charitable gift each year, fewer than six percent include a charitable bequest in their will or estate plan. Read More.
“Before you have grass, you have roots. Before you have roots, you have seeds. You need to understand what that seed needs to grow. You can’t go in and give it something if you don’t understand what it needs,” Beatrice Beverly, CICF ambassador for Martindale Brightwood, explained to CICF Angel Investors at an event on May 31.
The philosophy Beatrice spoke of—truly, deeply understanding a need before declaring a solution—is the foundation of CICF’s ambassador program. CICF is …Read More.
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and its affiliates, The Indianapolis Foundation and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County, awarded 156 scholarships totaling over $1.2 million for the 2018-2019 academic year. Recipients received up to $40,000 and were chosen by multiple committees comprised of donors and community volunteers. A total of 39 scholarship funds created by donors at CICF and its affiliates made awards.Read More.
Women’s Fund of Central Indiana is committing over $1 million to mental health services and programming for women and girls. A portion of the money, nearly $300,000, will support the launch of a Give an Hour office in Indianapolis that will offer one-on-one mental health counseling for marginalized women and girls. An additional $750,000 will be awarded to a 501(c)3 organization that can work with Women’s Fund to disrupt the status quo of mental health in Central Indiana with a bold, inno…Read More.
For years, CICF staff has worked collaboratively to connect donor interests and passions with the pressing needs of our community here in Central Indiana. With the launch of the new CICF Connect, our portal for fund holders, this process will become easier than ever before. Now, we are able to directly connect our donor-advised fund holders with a list of funding opportunities that actively exist in our community.Read More.
Legacy Fund, the Hamilton County affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced $134,400 in grants will be awarded to 19 organizations. Grants were approved by the Legacy Fund board of directors and include grants selected by the LINK Youth Advisory Council, a grant-making council for high school students.Read More.