In response to the impact of crime and inequitable access to opportunity in Marion County neighborhoods and communities, the Indianapolis Marion County City-County Council has created the Council District Crime Prevention Grants Program.

This new program administered by The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of CICF, will support new or existing projects, services, and programs that show potential to reduce crime in Marion County—either directly or indirectly.

The grant program will align with each councilmember’s priorities for their district and CICF’s mission of equity. Grantmaking will prioritize neighborhood-based, resident-driven, grassroots, and nontraditional organizations that serve under-appreciated neighborhoods and/or communities of color with accessible programs that empower neighborhoods to build a safer community. 

Learn how you can increase the impact of this grant program by making a contribution and directing it towards your district. 


GrantMAKING

Who can apply?

  • Registered 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Organizations and/or individuals who have partnered with a registered not-for-profit fiscal agent 

Grants award range from $500 to $40,000 

Focus on efforts including but not limited to:

  • providing supportive services to youth and adults who face unique challenges and may have a higher likelihood of neighborhood segregation without proper intervention services (such as employment, education, mentoring, recreation, and family support services) 
  • designing programs to reduce or prevent crime in a specific geographical area as defined by a neighborhood (place-based approach)
  • supporting youth and adults currently interacting with the criminal legal system to reduce recidivism
Grant Round
Applications Open
Applications Deadline
Award Notification
Grant report due
Round One March 31, 2021 April 30, 2021
at 3 p.m.
June 15, 2021 Nov. 1, 2021

Tiers & Priorities for each district

Identify your councilmember by address

TIER 1 – $40K per district

DISTRICT
COUNCILPERSON
PRIORITIES
11 Vop Osili
  • entities engaged in youth mentorship/development
  • affordable housing and homeownership
12 Jason Larrison
  • domestic violence prevention
  • violence interrupters (youth engagement, retaliation prevention)
  • poverty prevention
  • homelessness prevention
  • unemployment
13 Keith L. Graves
  • employment preparation & employment search skills
  • high school education completion
  • personal finance education
14 La Keisha Jackson
  • youth employment
  • youth weekend engagement & activities
  • neighborhood beautification & cleanup projects
  • food access
17 Zach Adamson
  • workforce development (soft skills)
  • basic needs & wrap-around supports

TIER 2 – $32.5K per district

DISTRICT
COUNCILPERSON
PRIORITIES
9 William Oliver
  • poverty
  • unemployment
10 Maggie A. Lewis
  • reentry
  • youth
  • food insecurity
  • education
16 Kristin Jones
  • education
  • youth
  • workforce development
  • drug prevention
19 David Ray
  • youth
  • food
  • homeless
  • education
21 Frank Mascari
  • family stabilization
  • job readiness
  • education

TIER 3 – $25K per district

DISTRICT
COUNCILPERSON
PRIORITIES
7 John Barth
  • education/training/job readiness
  • food insecurity
  • reentry/mental health
8 Monroe Gray, Jr
  • job readiness
  • youth empowerment programs
  • education
15 Jessica McCormick
  • food insecurity
  • education
  • housing
  • youth
18 Paul Hart
  • mental health
  • leadership and growth
  • job readiness
22 Jared Evans
  • family stabilization
  • job readiness
  • education

TIER 4 – $17.5K per district

DISTRICT
COUNCILPERSON
PRIORITIES
1 Leroy Robinson
  • youth engagement
  • workforce development
  • family stabilization
2 Keith Potts
  • neighbors experiencing homelessness
  • neighborhood safety
  • violence interruption initiatives / public engagement
6 Crista Carlino
  • youth
  • young adults
  • food insecurity
  • education & job training
  • reentry
20 Joshua Bain
  • drug addiction
  • workforce development
24 Michael Dilk
  • workforce development
  • family stabilization
  • education

TIER 5 – $10K per district

DISTRICT
COUNCILPERSON
PRIORITIES
3 Dan Boots
  • family stabilization
  • job readiness
  • crime prevention
4 Ethan Evans
  • family stabilization
  • workforce development
  • education
5 Alison “Ali” Brown
  • workforce development
  • mental health and awareness
  • helping violence survivors
23 Paul Annee
  • youth
  • education
  • crime prevention
25 Brian Mowery
  • youth
  • education
  • crime prevention

for more information about each district, view the dashboards provided by SAVI


What The Council District Crime Prevention Grants Program Does Not Fund

  • requests for projects outside of the listed priorities of the selected district
  • direct awards to individuals (Projects led by individuals are required to have a not-for-profit fiscal agent in place for the management of grant funds and reporting requirements.) 
  • requests that do not primarily support marginalized youth and/or adults 
  • projects aimed at promoting a particular religion or construction projects for religious institutions 
  • operating, program and construction costs for schools, universities and private academies unless there is a significant opportunity for community use or collaboration 
  • organizations or projects that discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, age, gender or sexual orientation 
  • political campaigns or direct lobbying efforts by 501(c)(3) organizations 
  • post-events, after-the-fact situations or debt retirement 
  • medical, scientific or academic research 
  • publications, films, audiovisual and media materials, programs produced for artistic purposes or produced for resale 
  • travel for bands, sports teams, classes and similar groups 
  • annual appeals, galas or membership contributions 
  • fundraising events such as golf tournaments, walk-a-thons and fashion shows 

Reporting

All grant recipients will be required to submit a formal report to CICF upon completion of the grant and made available to City-County Council for review. Grant reports may be submitted upon the exhaustion of funds and no later than six months from the date the grant was paid.

Access the report here. If awarded, please download and complete the report form provided.


SUBMIT your application BY 3 p.m. on April 30, 2021

This form is currently closed for submissions.