We give for the good

of Central Indiana.

Each year, CICF awards more than $40 million in grants to
not-for-profits throughout Central Indiana.

The types of organizations we support vary in size, mission, and vision. But they all are working toward a better, more livable Central Indiana—and they all do effective work in one of the following areas:

Quality of Life

  • Increasing access to nutritious food
  • Protecting children from abuse and neglect
  • Increasing access to health care services for low-income and vulnerable populations
  • Removing barriers to economic self-sufficiency
  • Increasing life skills that lead to increased independence


  • Improving student academic achievement and post-secondary access for low-income youth
  • Providing job readiness, training, and educational opportunities for low-skilled individuals
  • Providing curriculum-based arts education for students

Vitality of the Community

  • Providing safe, affordable housing and support services for vulnerable populations
  • Increasing safety of residents and their neighborhoods
  • Improving physical spaces for community benefit

Connectivity of Neighborhoods

  • Promoting the connectivity, vitality, and attractiveness of neighborhoods and communities
  • Engaging neighborhood residents in community-building and progress
  • Creating opportunities for young people to become productive citizens

Community Assets

  • Promoting diversity awareness and appreciation for differences in our community
  • Engaging residents and visitors with the cultural amenities in the region
  • Preserving existing natural spaces and resources