• The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $1 Million in Surprise Gifts at 100th Anniversary Gala image

    The Indianapolis Foundation awarded $1 million in surprise grants at a gala celebrating its centennial. The Foundation kicked off a new century of philanthropy by gifting 37 Indianapolis-based organizations and individuals awards ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.

  • Efroymson Family Fund awards 100 percent of original gift in grants image

    Celebration for the 100th anniversary of The Indianapolis Foundation and 25th of Legacy Fund would not be possible without the vision of the Efroymson family, whose generosity has transformed Central Indiana and its community foundations for four generations.

  • Thinking about Ben Franklin lately? image

    CICF believes in the power of its Ben Franklin Funds to transform Indianapolis in 2116. If the two $100,000 Ben Franklin Fund endowments, built from donations of $1,000 and $100, are invested for 100 years, CICF estimates they will be worth $100 million each and will distribute $5 million (5 percent) annually to benefit the city of Indianapolis in 2116.

  • Is that a big, blue bison at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair? image

    LINK and Legacy Fund bring member of the Bison-tennial herd to Hamilton County. Fairgoers will see a new addition to the 2016 Hamilton County 4-H Fair among the traditional sheep and cattle—a big, blue, polka-dotted bison! Visitors to Exhibition Hall A can see the painted fiberglass bison representing Hamilton County.

  • The Indianapolis Foundation Now Accepting Applications For Community Crime Prevention Grants image

    The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, will accept applications for the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program through 5 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2016. The Foundation has managed the grant program, on behalf of the City of Indianapolis, since 2013.

  • Charitable Strategies to Help Your Clients image

    An IRA beneficiary designation can be an easy and effective charitable tool to use as part of your clients’ estate planning.

  • A Philanthropic Inheritance image

    The death of a parent can be devastating for a family, but Alice and Kirk McKinney had a plan for their estate—a plan that had been sketched out during their lifetimes, but left flexible enough to enable their children and grandchildren to create their legacies.

  • Legacy Fund of Hamilton County Raises $3.1 Million, Increases Its Grant Making Endowment image

    A matching grant from Lilly Endowment’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow provides immediate impact and new opportunities and partnerships for Central Indiana philanthropy. Legacy Fund was awarded a $1.5 million matching grant from Lilly Endowment’s sixth phase of Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT).

  • Legacy Fund Awards $90,500 in Grants to Benefit Hamilton County Organizations, Projects image

    Legacy Fund of Hamilton County, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded a total of $90,500 in grants upon Legacy Fund’s Board of Directors’ approval at its May 17, 2016 meeting.

  • The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $1,719,000 to Benefit Marion County Not-for-Profits image

    The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) serving Marion County, approved the allocation of $1,719,000 in grant awards to 20 not-for-profit organizations and projects in Marion County at the May 17, 2016 board of directors meeting.

  • A Tech City in the Making image

    At the April 20 Angel Investor meeting, Tech leaders Scott Dorsey, managing partner, High Alpha; Mike Fitzgerald, partner, High Alpha; and Mark Hill, managing partner, Collina Ventures discussed how Central Indiana’s tech scene stacks up against larger markets.

  • Angel Investor Updates: Spring 2016 image

    CICF works with many community leaders and organizations, and one of our greatest privileges is to work with our Angel Investors, a group of 87 organizations, individuals and families. It’s their commitment to not only CICF, but also our community, that makes big dreams like these a reality. The belief that Central Indiana can be better for everyone who lives here inspires us all to never stop dreaming and doing.

  • Why the Denver Hutt Legacy Foundation Supports Ben Franklin Funds image

    The Denver Hutt Legacy Foundation was formed in the weeks after the death of young entrepreneurial leader Denver Hutt to continue her legacy and vision of striving to make Indianapolis an even better city. Denver, who was only 28 when she passed away, never rested on past successes, and instead, always focused on the next great idea that would redefine community, industry, or placemaking.

  • More Than 63,000 Marion County Youth to Benefit from $2.6 Million in Grants from The Summer Youth Program Fund image

    The Summer Youth Program Fund, a collaborative of 11 local and national partners, will provide $2,602,193 in grants to support programs at 178 organizations in Marion County. The grants will fund 223 low- or no-cost summertime programs, activities and experiences for more than 63,000 area children age 4 to 19. Activities include sports, overnight camping, career exploration, youth employment, community service, college access and academic enrichment.