• They’ve done great things for Central Indiana. We’re going to help them do more. image

    At CICF, we strive to partner with community leaders to make a transformational impact on organizations in Central Indiana. That’s why, this year, we’re partnering with the IBJ’s 2015 Forty Under 40 to award $40,000 in grants to local community organizations. To help in their decision-making process, CICF will lead a philanthropic workshop in which the Forty… Continue reading.

  • Feeding Meters to Fight Homelessness image

    Repurposed parking meters aim to make homelessness short-lived. For the nearly 8,000 of the more than 928,000 residents that call Marion County home, home isn’t four walls and a roof. For them – the homeless – no home exists, just a never-ending struggle to find shelter, food, help and care. Created in 1996, the Coalition… Continue reading.

  • Legacy Fund of Hamilton County Announces 2015 Leadership Changes image

    New chair, board members for Hamilton County community foundation Legacy Fund has announced new leadership and membership for its 2015 board of directors, effective January 1, 2015. Mr. Michael Daugherty, assistant vice president of Key Private Bank, replaces Mr. Corby Thompson as board chair of Legacy Fund; Mr. Thompson remains as a board director. Mr…. Continue reading.

  • Legacy Fund of Hamilton County Awards $71,394 in Grants image

    Grants provide support to organizations enhancing their community. Legacy Fund of Hamilton County, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded a total of $71,394 in grants upon Legacy Fund’s Board of Directors’ approval at its November 2014 meeting. Grants were allocated to 12 not-for-profit organizations in Hamilton County that share Legacy Fund’s goal… Continue reading.

  • The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $800,000+ to Support Marion County Needs image

    The Board of Directors of The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), approved and awarded $829,722 of grants to not-for-profits serving Marion County residents on November 11 and December 9, 2014. The Indianapolis Foundation awarded grants to 16 Marion County not-for-profit organizations demonstrating a commitment to improving the community. Grant allocations… Continue reading.

  • Top 9 Angel Investment Updates from 2014 image

    As of 2014, over 100 individuals and families have become Angel Investors and invested in CICF-led initiatives and projects that make Marion and Hamilton Counties better places to call home. As 2014 comes to a close, we hope that you’ll take time to celebrate the positive and lasting impact CICF’s Angel Investors have had this year by reflecting… Continue reading.

  • Wrapping Up Your Gifts image

    CICF’s experts in giving share tips for making effective and meaningful gifts as 2014 draws to a close. It’s that time of year again. Not-for-profit organizations share plenty of opportunities to give. Your email inbox is likely full to the brim, your mailbox stuffed with compelling letters. As you finalize your charitable gifts for 2014… Continue reading.

  • Dance of the Philanthropist image

    A retired ballet dancer creates a new source of funding for choice organizations. Act One: A Classic Ballet Don Steffy and his wife, Marylou Hume, flawlessly performed a pas de deux across national and international stages for 20 years as the result of a pact made when they wed at just 20 years old. They… Continue reading.

  • Will Work for College Preparation image

    TeenWorks offers at-risk teens a job – and a future.  Sixteen-year-old Dieria Moore wanted to earn extra cash during her summer break. When TeenWorks hired her for their six-week youth employment program, the Crispus Attucks High School sophomore got more than a paycheck — much more. In 1981, Gene Glick launched TeenWorks, formally Pro100, to employ… Continue reading.