• 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.

  • The Indianapolis Foundation Announces  Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients image

    Nine students from Marion County have been named recipients of four-year, full-tuition scholarships as The Indianapolis Foundation 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. A total of 66 Marion County students were interviewed for the scholarships, which stipulated that recipients must: be a resident of Marion County; plan to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study beginning… Continue reading.

  • Legacy Fund of Hamilton County Announces  Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients image

    Four students from Hamilton County have been named recipients of four-year, full-tuition scholarships as the Legacy Fund 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. A total of 29 Hamilton County students were interviewed for the scholarships, which stipulated that recipients must: be a resident of Hamilton County; plan to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study beginning… Continue reading.

  • 6 Years after Quake, Lawrence North Senior from Haiti Aspires to be an Architect image

    Alvin Laguerre will attend Ball State University as a 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar “I came to the U.S. with a pencil and a candy wrapper in my pocket,” explained Alvin Laguerre, a senior at Lawrence North High School and one of nine students from Marion County to receive a Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, a… Continue reading.

  • Forty Under 40 Gives Away 40 image

    For the second year, CICF partnered with IBJ’s Forty under 40 program and invited the cohort of diverse thought-leaders to award $40,000 to local not-for-profits.

  • Central Indiana Community Foundation Announces Board Change image

    Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) announced new 2016 leadership at the March 10, 2016 board meeting. Cindy Simon Skjodt succeeds Charlie Sutphin as board chair and will lead the board alongside three new officers: Greg Hahn, vice -chair; Kathy Davis, treasurer; Aasif Bade, secretary.

  • Baby Steps: Nurse Family Partnership image

    A national program operated locally by Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Nurse Family Partnership, pairs voluntary first-time, low-income mothers with a nurse during the child’s most formative years (prenatal through the child’s second birthday).

  • Legacy Fund Announces $81,910 in Grants to Benefit Hamilton County Students, Not-for-Profits image

    The Board of Directors of Legacy Fund, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) serving Hamilton County, have approved the allocation of $81,910 to seven not-for-profit organizations in Hamilton County at the March 8 board meeting.

  • The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $1,784,473 to Benefit Marion County Not-for-Profits image

    The Indianapolis Foundation approved the allocation of $1,784,473 in grant awards to 32 not-for-profit organizations in Marion County at the March 7, 2016 board of directors meeting.

  • The Indianapolis Foundation Creates Two “Ben Franklin” Funds to Celebrate 100th Anniversary image

    The Indianapolis Foundation has created two $100,000 “Ben Franklin” funds in celebration of its 100th anniversary. The funds are modeled after two created by Benjamin Franklin shortly before his death in 1790 for the cities of Boston and Philadelphia. Franklin gifted 1,000 British pounds to each city; Franklin specified that the funds were to be used for public works and invested and untouched for 200 years before being accessed. Through compound interest the funds grew to $5,000,000 for Boston and $2,500,000 for Philadelphia and grants from the funds continue be made today.