• Personal Mobility image

    This month, For Good looks at personal mobility. We’ll explore how limited access to transportation can impact opportunities for employment, healthcare and social services. But most importantly, we’ll look at what’s being done in Central Indiana to revolutionize the way we get from place to place.

  • Woman finds dream job through Exodus Refugee image

    Priscilla Lalthanmawii and her 12-year-old son arrived in the United States on Feb. 24, 2015. The day was long-awaited. They fled Burma in 2008 and were living in a Malaysian refugee camp for five years before being granted a resettlement appointment with the United Nations. That meeting led to their 800-mile trip to join the nearly 15,000 other Burmese people Exodus Refugee has helped resettle in Indianapolis.

  • Legacy Fund honors community “pillars” image

    The Legacy Fund Community Pillar Awards honor individuals or corporations doing visionary work to solve pressing challenges, build opportunity and equity, and create a brighter future for Hamilton County residents in three leadership areas—college readiness and success, family success and inspiring places. Because of their work, these nominees are pillars of the Hamilton County Community. Accepting nominations thru July 31.

  • The Indianapolis Foundation Now Accepting Phase II Community Crime Prevention Grant Applications image

    The Indianapolis Foundation, a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate, has announced that it is accepting applications for phase II of the Community Crime Prevention Grants Program starting July 1 through July 31. The grant program is funded from public resources allocated annually by Indianapolis City-County Council and has been administered by the Indianapolis Foundation since 2013.

  • Meet Kamala Spencer image

    Kamala Spencer joined the CICF family seven months ago as the development director for Women’s Fund. In this month’s staff blog, Kamala talks about her jump from corporate sales to not-for-profit fundraising, and offers advice for those wanting to become more philanthropic. It’s not hard to see Kamala’s passion for community and why she’s inspired by her work.

  • Ten Sheridan High School Seniors Receive Scholarships image

    The Sheridan Community School Scholarship Foundation Fund recently awarded 10 Sheridan High School seniors scholarships totaling $28,000 for the 2017-2018 school year. Just two years prior, the committee researched ways to ensure the scholarship fund would continue its original mission for generations to come—to provide scholarships to graduates from Sheridan High School.

  • Central Indiana Community Foundation Affiliates Awards $1.1 Million in Scholarships image

    CICF and its affiliates, The Indianapolis Foundation and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County, awarded 159 scholarships totaling nearly $1.1 million for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • Women’s Fund of Central Indiana convenes nine cities, 46 college campuses and more to announce mental health partnership image

    Women’s fund brings Campaign to Change Direction to Indiana to normalize the conversation around mental health.

  • A Park’s Purpose image

    In 2012, a master plan was adopted to completely renovate and redesign Tarkington Park, a feat estimated to cost $12 million in total, and phase 1, the most recently competed phase, costing $6 million. Included in Phase 1 is the play area built into the landscape, a spray plaza, comfort stations, basketball courts and, eventually, a performance stage and a local vendor to operate the café.

  • Marion County Organizations Receive $1.4 Million From The Indianapolis Foundation image

    Marion County not-for-profit organizations (23) will receive grants totaling $1,429,000 from The Indianapolis Foundation, a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate. Grants were approved on May 9 by the foundation’s board of directors.

  • Legacy Fund, Youth Advisory Board Award $124,500 to Hamilton County Organizations image

    Legacy Fund approved the allocation of $124,500 to 16 not-for-profit organizations serving Hamilton County at its May 9 board meeting. Three of the grants approved by Legacy Fund’s board totaling $15,000 were recommended by LINK Youth Advisory Council (LINK).

  • The Indianapolis Foundation Announces Recipients of $400,000 Community Crime Prevention Grants image

    The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced the 10 Marion County not-for-profit organizations receiving a grant in phase I of the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program. The foundation manages the grant program on behalf of the Indianapolis City-County Council, who voted in March to approve a new, expedited grant round focused on organizations preventing or reducing crime.

  • Community partners team to launch Marion County Promise in Indianapolis image

    CICF is working with local partners to launch Marion County Promise at select Indianapolis schools and not-for-profit organizations, to put more students on the path to post-secondary education.