The Impact

As a major funder in the state that is dedicated to the well-being of seniors, The Central Indiana Senior Fund has made 358 grants totaling $7,615,082 to senior-serving nonprofit organizations since 200. These investments have supported critical initiatives to keep seniors living safely and independently in place, provide access to healthy food and nutrition supports, promote healthy lifestyles, and increase quality of life.

The Central Indiana Senior Fund grant making focuses on four areas of priority in Marion and surrounding Indiana Counties.


Senior Fund Investment by priority area


Basic Needs

177 grants made for a total of $3,551,997. These grants met needs related to food acquisition and nutrition education, transportation services, emergency services and shelter, case management, elder violence reduction, and local guardianship programs.

Health & Wellness

73 grants made for a total of $1,657,467. These grants met needs related to health education, intervention services for older adults, in-home health care, prevention and screening, and outcome-based neighborhood community wellness and fitness programs.

Living Environment of Choice

39 grants made for a total of $1,178,300. These grants met needs related to establishing and maintaining affordable and supportive housing for older adults, providing home care and maintenance services that enable older adults to remain safely in their homes, projects that increase neighborhood safety, and support to strengthen and enhance quality residential care programs for low-income adults.

Life Affirming opportunities

69 grants made for a total of $1,227,318. These grants met needs related to providing access to cultural and educational opportunities, work training, job placement, life-long learning, civic engagement, and social and recreational opportunities that increase social interaction and overall quality of life.


Senior Fund Investment by county


The average size of Central Indiana Senior Fund grants is $21,271, with grants disbursed to organizations from across Marion and surrounding counties.


This documentary is the new WFYI-produced documentary, in partnership with the Central Indiana Senior Fund, which explores the ramifications that the aging Baby Boom generation will have on Indiana as they cross the threshold from middle age to “senior” status. Watch the documentary here.


Fleeced: Speaking Out on Senior Financial Abuse

fleeced_videostillThis documentary is a WFYI-produced program that explores financial abuse of adults over the age of 65 and how policy changes can protect them. Watch the documentary here.