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

  • Increase access to nutritious food
  • Protect children from abuse and neglect
  • Increase access to health care services for low income and vulnerable populations
  • Remove barriers to achieving economic self-sufficiency, such as child care and transportation
  • Increase life skills that lead to increased independence


  • Improve student academic achievement and promote post-secondary access and success for low-income youth
  • Provide job readiness, training, and educational opportunities that increase the wages and assets of low-skilled individuals
  • Promote sustained and integrated learning opportunities that combine arts instruction with other core academic subject matter

Vitality of the Community

  • Provide safe, affordable housing and support services for vulnerable populations
  • Increase safety of residents and their neighborhoods by reducing risk factors
  • Improve physical spaces for community benefit

Connectivity of Neighborhoods

  • Increase the connectivity, vitality, and attractiveness of neighborhoods and communities
  • Engage and involve neighborhood residents in community-building and community change
  • Provide opportunities for young people to become productive citizens

Community Assets

  • Promote diversity awareness, understanding and appreciation for differences in our community
  • Engage residents and introduce visitors to the cultural amenities in the region
  • Preserve existing natural spaces and resources