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A Celebration of Black Philanthropy Month
Black Philanthropy Month, observed every August, is a global initiative that shows the ingenuity and transformative impact of the generosity of Black philanthropists. An important portion of this month is highlighting the experiences and uplifting the Black voices in the philanthropic sector.…Read More.
Q&A with Larry Smith
Meet Larry Smith. Larry serves as the Director of Development for the Hamilton County Community Foundation. What excites you about your new role? I am excited about the opportunity to serve the people of Hamilton County, which has been my home for about five years. (I was born and reared in Indy.…Read More.
Oppression Olympics: The Game That Needs to End
As people around the globe are tuning in for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, there’s a variation that rewards no medals yet many insist on competing—Oppression Olympics. The first recorded use of the phrase was by Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez in a 1993 conversation with activist Angela Davis. …Read More.
Housing to Recovery
The Housing to Recovery fund was established in 2019 as a partnership between the City of Indianapolis and CICF.  Acknowledging the time has come for a more permanent solution to our homelessness crisis, the City, CICF, Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP), and Corporati…Read More.
Mosaic Fellowship challenges organizations to build boards equitably
There is a lack of diverse board leadership in Indianapolis organizations causing boards to remain overwhelmingly White and male. Even organizations who have mastered diversity often fail at true inclusion and power-sharing with BIPOC, women, young people, and the LGBTQ+ communities. As a result,…Read More.
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