The Indianapolis Foundation

The Indianapolis Foundation Announces Recipients of $400,000 Community Crime Prevention Grants

The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced the 10 Marion County not-for-profit organizations receiving a grant in phase I of the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program. The foundation manages the grant program on behalf of the Indianapolis City-County Council, who voted in March to approve a new, expedited grant round focused on organizations preventing or reducing crime.

The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $1.5 Million to Address Marion County Needs

  Grants support refugee resettlement, access to healthcare, education and economic development In its first competitive grant round of 2017, The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, allocated $1,517,100 to 29 not-for-profit organizations serving Marion County and its residents. The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors approved the grants March 21. Funding during… Continue reading.

CICF Partners with IBJ’s Forty Under 40 to Give Away $40,000

  Hawthorne Community Center gets grant to continue its work developing self-sufficient families Imagine convening 20 people in a room to decide—and agree on —what to make for dinner. It might be hectic. When 20 of Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2017 Class of Forty Under 40 gathered at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) offices on March… Continue reading.

CICF Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

The four-year, full-tuition scholarship recipients were nominated by interview committees at The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate serving Marion County, and Legacy Fund, a CICF affiliate serving Hamilton County. Seventy-two and thirty-five students were interviewed in each county, respectively, and finalists names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. for final scholarship selections.

The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $1.86 Million to Tackle Crime in Marion County

Communities across Marion County are taking action to reduce crime and positively intervene in the lives of the city’s most vulnerable residents. Forty-two not-for-profits engaged in this important work received support this week when The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded $1.86 million in grants through the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program. The Indianapolis Foundation has managed the grant program, on behalf of the City of Indianapolis, since 2013.

IN Light IN: a photo gallery

On August 26 & 27, The Indianapolis Foundation celebrated its centennial with a light festival. CICF partnered with Northern Lights.mn to produce IN Light IN, a two-night interactive light festival on the downtown canal and The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick. With the help of generous sponsors and community partners, this festival was our gift to the community. A celebration of 100 years of philanthropy, community and innovation.

Thinking about Ben Franklin lately?

CICF believes in the power of its Ben Franklin Funds to transform Indianapolis in 2116. If the two $100,000 Ben Franklin Fund endowments, built from donations of $1,000 and $100, are invested for 100 years, CICF estimates they will be worth $100 million each and will distribute $5 million (5 percent) annually to benefit the city of Indianapolis in 2116.