Want to change the world? Let’s get started.

For the past century, we have worked with not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, civic leaders and visionary philanthropists to create large-scale community change. CICF and its affiliates, The Indianapolis Foundation and Legacy Fund, can do the same with you, too.


Maximize your impact.

Our goal is simple: To help you reach, and exceed, your philanthropic goals. Here’s how we do it:

Goal Development

We’ll help you define your charitable goals through personalized research on the issues you care about and make grants to organizations who fit your values.

Family Engagement

We’ll facilitate and document family philanthropy meetings, helping to ensure that your charitable legacy spans multiple generations.

Administration and Governance

Our expert staff handles tedious and time-consuming administrative tasks, so you can stay focused on the impact of your philanthropy.

Strategic Planning

We’ll help you develop a strategic giving plan that reflects your vision, goals and desired legacy, while minimizing unnecessary costs.

Community Knowledge

Our deep knowledge of the community’s challenges and opportunities—and of the not-for-profit landscape—allows us to provide invaluable insight and donor opportunities.