• The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $1.86 Million to Tackle Crime in Marion County image

    Communities across Marion County are taking action to reduce crime and positively intervene in the lives of the city’s most vulnerable residents. Forty-two not-for-profits engaged in this important work received support this week when The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded $1.86 million in grants through the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program. The Indianapolis Foundation has managed the grant program, on behalf of the City of Indianapolis, since 2013.

  • CICF Hires New Staff Members image

    Central Indiana Community Foundation announced new staff members joining the Foundation: Sarah Weaver, a senior gift planning advisor and Pamela Ross, a community investment officer. Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a fund of CICF, promoted Deanna Gonzales as its new development and marketing officer. Gerri Pagach will fulfill Gonzales’ previous position as executive assistant for Women’s Fund.

  • IN Light IN: a photo gallery image

    On August 26 & 27, The Indianapolis Foundation celebrated its centennial with a light festival. CICF partnered with Northern Lights.mn to produce IN Light IN, a two-night interactive light festival on the downtown canal and The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick. With the help of generous sponsors and community partners, this festival was our gift to the community. A celebration of 100 years of philanthropy, community and innovation.

  • The Indianapolis Foundation Awards $1 Million in Surprise Gifts at 100th Anniversary Gala image

    The Indianapolis Foundation awarded $1 million in surprise grants at a gala celebrating its centennial. The Foundation kicked off a new century of philanthropy by gifting 37 Indianapolis-based organizations and individuals awards ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.

  • Efroymson Family Fund awards 100 percent of original gift in grants image

    Celebration for the 100th anniversary of The Indianapolis Foundation and 25th of Legacy Fund would not be possible without the vision of the Efroymson family, whose generosity has transformed Central Indiana and its community foundations for four generations.

  • Thinking about Ben Franklin lately? image

    CICF believes in the power of its Ben Franklin Funds to transform Indianapolis in 2116. If the two $100,000 Ben Franklin Fund endowments, built from donations of $1,000 and $100, are invested for 100 years, CICF estimates they will be worth $100 million each and will distribute $5 million (5 percent) annually to benefit the city of Indianapolis in 2116.

  • Is that a big, blue bison at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair? image

    LINK and Legacy Fund bring member of the Bison-tennial herd to Hamilton County. Fairgoers will see a new addition to the 2016 Hamilton County 4-H Fair among the traditional sheep and cattle—a big, blue, polka-dotted bison! Visitors to Exhibition Hall A can see the painted fiberglass bison representing Hamilton County.

  • 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.