By the end of 5th grade, children living in low-resource communities are two years behind their middle-class peers in verbal achievement. Summer learning loss accounts for 66 percent of that gap. In 2014 Central Indiana Community Foundation, Summer Advantage USA, and Arts for Learning launched a pilot program, Inspiring Scholars, to not just reduce learning loss, but to also accelerate learning over the summer.Read More.
The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, has been selected by the City-County Council of Indianapolis and Marion County to be the fiscal agent and grant manager for the City of Indianapolis 2015 Community Crime Prevention Grant Program. Read More.
The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors approved and awarded $1,761,000 in grants to 39 not-for-profits serving Marion County residents on March 10, 2015. Grant requests were approved by The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors and made possible by generations of community donations to the Endowment for Indianapolis (an unrestricted endowment). Supplemental funding for these grants […]Read More.
The Legacy Fund board of directors, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation serving Hamilton County, awarded $21,000 in grants to three local not-for-profit organizations: Girls on the Run of Hamilton County; Best Buddies Indiana and; Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development, Inc. The grants were awarded at the board’s March 11, 2015 meeting. A 10-week […]Read More.
At CICF, we strive to partner with community leaders to make a transformational impact on organizations in Central Indiana. That’s why, this year, we’re partnering with the IBJ’s 2015 Forty Under 40 to award $40,000 in grants to local community organizations. To help in their decision-making process, CICF will lead a philanthropic workshop in which the Forty […]Read More.
Repurposed parking meters aim to make homelessness short-lived. For the nearly 8,000 of the more than 928,000 residents that call Marion County home, home isn’t four walls and a roof. For them – the homeless – no home exists, just a never-ending struggle to find shelter, food, help and care. Created in 1996, the Coalition […]Read More.