• 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.

  • 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.