• THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY: Indianapolis Foundation Releases Report To Improve Public Safety, Reduce Crime In Indianapolis image

      Report identifies key factors for improving public safety including job opportunities, educational attainment, data driven community-wide strategies INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 30, 2015) – The lack of a high school diploma, insufficient job opportunities and a need for data-driven public safety strategies are threats to public safety in Indianapolis according to The Importance of Community,… Continue reading.


      Funds will support programs providing services for youth prevention and juvenile and adult offenders. INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 1, 2015) – In partnership with the City of Indianapolis, The Indianapolis Foundation has announced that grant applications for Phase II of the 2015 Community Crime Prevention Grant Program are now available online here as of July… Continue reading.


      Nearly 1,700 area youth to benefit from summertime employment and public safety programming. INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 11, 2015) – The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, has awarded $153,000 in grants to 12 local not-for-profits serving Marion County youth during Phase I of the 2015 Marion County-City of Indianapolis Community Crime… Continue reading.

  • Legacy Fund Awards $134,500 in Grants to Hamilton County Not-For-Profits image

    Legacy Fund of Hamilton County, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded a total of $134,500 in grants upon Legacy Fund’s board of directors’ approval at its May 12, 2015 meeting.

    Grants were allocated to 16 not-for-profit organizations that share Legacy Fund’s goal to transform and improve Hamilton County for its residents. The LINK Advisory Council, a youth-based philanthropic council created by Legacy Fund in 2002, also awarded $10,000 to four not-for-profits. Together, Legacy Fund and LINK awarded first-time grants to seven organizations that demonstrated a vision for the future of Hamilton County.

  • The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $2.3+ Million to Support Marion County Needs image

      The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors approved and awarded $2,392,396 in grants to 33 projects and not-for-profit organizations serving Marion County residents at its May 12, 2015 board meeting. Grant requests were approved by The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors and made possible by generations of community donations to the Endowment for Indianapolis (an… Continue reading.

  • Legacy Fund Announces Funding for Sheridan Youth Assistance Program image

    Will partner with Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program to support Sheridan-based at-risk youth programming with a focus on educational attainment, career opportunities Indianapolis, IN (April 13, 2015) – Legacy Fund Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), has awarded $12,500 to the Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program in order to expand its… Continue reading.

  • Historic Building Gets Chance at New Life image

    A sneak peek at Old City Hall Plans In its day, Indianapolis City Hall was a model of City Beautiful Classicism meant to symbolize the City’s stability and achievements. Located on Alabama Street and completed in 1910, the four-story building featured an Indiana limestone exterior, majestic columns and a grand rotunda topped with a stained… Continue reading.

  • Helping Central Indiana Achieve Self-Sufficiency image

                 CICF’s Family Success Initiative Investment Plan Launched in 2004 by CICF and its affiliates, Family Success addresses deep-rooted problems facing Central Indiana communities: major gaps in assets and income, low educational attainment and dangerous behaviors. Many families afflicted by these problems lack the means—economically and otherwise—to properly address them. And… Continue reading.

  • A Garden In a Desert image

    Center For Working Families helps woman declare self-sufficiency. Avia Boss felt hurt, scared and overwhelmed—she thought she didn’t want to live anymore. A single mom of four, Boss had lost her own mother and two jobs in the space of just six months. Boss says God’s blessings and Center For Working Families at Edna Martin Christian… Continue reading.

  • 5 Corporate Giving Tips From Corporate Givers! image

    A common theme among successful companies is their philanthropic contributions as a corporation, but many corporations, large or small, don’t know where to start. Tim DeFrench, The RND Group; John Dietz, OrthoIndy and Indiana Orthopedic Hospital; and Brian Acton, BMW Constructors offer unique insight about what they learned in creating a corporate fund at CICF. 5…. Continue reading.