A new collaborative has been established with a $400,000 grant to reengage “opportunity youth” in Central Indiana. EmployIndy estimates that in Indianapolis, more than 30,000 people, ages 16-24, are not employed or enrolled. The collaborative is the first initiative of the Community Leadership Innovation Fund, a fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) comprised of five philanthropic leaders—Lori Efroymson-Aguilera, Marianne Glick, Myrta Pulliam, Cindy Simon Skjodt, Charlie S…Read More.
With the announcement of CICF’s new mission and strategic direction comes new opportunities to engage—in a new and more direct way—with people interested in addressing our community’s deeply rooted disparities. Our board and staff have bravely and boldly made a generational commitment to address racial inequities. We are ready and willing to do this work while continuing to make your client’s and any charitably minded person’s philanthropy match their passions and interests. We do…Read More.
The Community Crime Prevention Grant Program is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 funding round, now through July 31, 2019. The program is funded from public resources allocated annually by the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council and administered by The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation.Read More.
Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. today announced another matching challenge for the Keep Ann Dancing campaign. Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) will match all donations, dollar for dollar, for the next $25,000 raised from the community for Ann Dancing. The matching opportunity starts Saturday, June 22 and runs through the last day of the crowdfunding campaign, Saturday, June 29. This opportunity doubles the impact of each gift made to support Ann Dancing and all of the free and ac…Read More.
As CICF began to better to understand the profound achievement and opportunity gap holding people back in our community, we knew it was time to change. We didn’t know exactly what to do or how to do it, but something had to be done. We had to take a hard look at ourselves; listen, learn and be willing to make mistakes along the way.Read More.
At any given time, the Marion County Jail incarcerates about 2,400 people, 84% of whom are held pretrial, Robin Steinberg, executive director of The Bail Project, told Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) Angel Investors on June 6. The Bail Project is working to combat mass incarceration nationally and locally by paying bail and offering wraparound services for individuals who otherwise could not afford bail.Read More.