The Indianapolis Foundation received a $250,000 grant in the second round of funding from the Indianapolis African American Quality of Life Initiative (IAAQLI). The grant award will support organizations participating in the not-for-profit infrastructure development portion of the foundation’s Neighborhood Empowerment Pathways program.Read More.
Thirty miles north of Indianapolis just to the east of U.S. 31 on 276th Street in western Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana, stand the remains of Roberts Settlement, an African-American pioneer farm settlement. It was founded in 1835 by free Blacks of mixed racial heritage who migrated mostly from North Carolina and Virginia to escape deteriorating racial conditions in the South.Read More.
Meet Trilanda Colbert. Mother. Entrepreneur. Nutrition Coach. Colbert was a winner of the 2021 IMPACT Central Indiana PitchFeast investment competition. At the event, she showcased her business, Kei2health—designed to help people set, achieve and maintain sustainable healthy lifestyle changes.
Colbert recently became the first IMPACT investee to complete the cycle of “recycling philanthropy” with IMPACT Central Indiana. Investments made through IMPACT are directed to businesse…Read More.
Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), has launched the Executive Women of Color Leadership Program, a new partnership with Black Leadership + Legacies, Inc., founded by Carolene Mays. The program’s mission is to develop, coach and empower women of color to move into higher-level leadership roles, […]Read More.
The CICF philanthropic collaborative, including The Indianapolis Foundation, Hamilton County Community Foundation and Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. Nearly $2 million is available—made possible, in part, by 50 donor-created scholarship funds. Read More.