• 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.

  • CICF Angel Investors Talk Mobility image

    On Wednesday, April 19, CICF convened its angel investors to talk about a bold new approach to personal mobility in Indianapolis. Panelists at the event included some of the city’s best connectors: Bryan Luellen, director of public affairs for IndyGo; Andre T. Denman, principal park and greenways planner for City of Indianapolis Department of Parks and Recreation; and Irena Goloschokin, CICF personal mobility consultant and former vice president of research and development of T2 Systems.

  • $2.6 Million Awarded in Marion County for Summer Youth Programs image

      Grants from funding collaborative, Summer Youth Program Fund, will serve 58,212 local youth The Summer Youth Program Fund, a collaborative of 11 local and national partners, will provide $2,629,279 in grants to support youth summer programs at 172 not-for-profit organizations in Marion County. The grants will fund 204 summertime programs, activities and experiences for… Continue reading.

  • Tom Kilian Jr. Named Legacy Fund President image

    Legacy Fund, the Hamilton County community foundation and a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate, has selected Tom Kilian Jr., as its next president. In his new role, Kilian will lead efforts to encourage major gifts and contributions for Hamilton County and spearhead the foundation’s community leadership.

  • Legacy Fund, Shepherd’s Center Announce Program to Streamline Senior-Focused Services in Hamilton County image

    Hamilton County has the highest per capita income ($84,449) in Indiana, yet 30 percent of its citizens 65 years of age and older live on less than $15,000 annually. There is no shortage of organizations to assist Hamilton County seniors living in poverty, but it is frequently challenging for elders to identify their most pressing needs and which organization to call to meet them.

  • The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $1.5 Million to Address Marion County Needs image

      Grants support refugee resettlement, access to healthcare, education and economic development In its first competitive grant round of 2017, The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, allocated $1,517,100 to 29 not-for-profit organizations serving Marion County and its residents. The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors approved the grants March 21. Funding during… Continue reading.

  • Legacy Fund Awards $117,000 to Address Hamilton County Needs image

      Education, mental health, leadership training and art among the programs receiving grants. Legacy Fund, the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) affiliate serving Hamilton County, announced that $117,000 in grants will be awarded to 10 not-for-profits in the county. Legacy Fund’s board of directors voted to approve this first round of competitive grants on March… Continue reading.

  • The Indianapolis Foundation Announces Timeline for Phase I of Community Crime Prevention Grants image

    Indianapolis City-County Council approved $400,000 for expedited, phase I grants. The Indianapolis Foundation will accept applications for a new phase of its Community Crime Prevention Grant Program beginning April 3.

  • Staff Blog: Andrew Black image

    At CICF, Andrew Black is part of a team that responsibly stewards philanthropic resources to organizations in Central Indiana that are improving the quality of life for all people in the region. Black works primarily with local arts & culture organizations, including a new initiative related to arts and education.

  • CICF Partners with IBJ’s Forty Under 40 to Give Away $40,000 image

      Hawthorne Community Center gets grant to continue its work developing self-sufficient families Imagine convening 20 people in a room to decide—and agree on —what to make for dinner. It might be hectic. When 20 of Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2017 Class of Forty Under 40 gathered at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) offices on March… Continue reading.