After 100 days under the current presidency, thousands flocked to Washington D.C. to demand immigration reform. Hector Morales Hernandez, local activist and CICF grants coordinator, made the trek to join in on the action. We sat down for an interview to explore his experience on that day with the organization Movimiento CosechaRead More.
Almost three years ago, Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and its affiliates, The Indianapolis Foundation and Hamilton County Community Foundation, announced our new shared mission and a focused commitment to dismantling systemic racism. After spending generations committed to making the Central Indiana community stronger through philanthropy, we were faced with the realization and data-driven proof that our collective efforts were still leaving people and communities behind while o…Read More.
was a feminist before the word existed in my vocabulary. I was a strong-willed child, and a tomboy, insistent that I was just as strong and capable as the boys in my neighborhood. My family moved every few years from one midwestern town to another. I was an outgoing child, if a bit awkward, and never had trouble making friends. It never occurred to me that my mother was the only brown woman in the homogeny of white suburbia. While the other children brought peanut butter and jelly sandwiches …Read More.
Juneteenth. The day commemorating the moment in 1865 when news of emancipation reached the people who were enslaved in Galveston, Texas. This week, Juneteenth National Independence Day became an official federal holiday.
Can you remember the first time you heard of Juneteenth? I can. I was 20-years-old. For nearly two decades, I, a Millennial Black woman, had never heard of this momentous time of our history.Read More.
Hamilton County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), announced today grants totaling $152,500 would be awarded though the Racial Equity Grassroots grant ($75,000), the LINK Youth Advisory Council (15,000), and initiative-based grants ($62,500) to organizations serving Hamilton County focusing on racial equity, as well as the community leadership initiatives of mental health, family and youth empowerment, and inclusive economic growth. Read More.
The Indianapolis Foundation's board of directors has approved grants and investments for Marion County not-for-profits, projects and initiatives totaling $1,694,682.
The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), awarded $794,642 in responsive grants and directed $186,040 to investment plans and opportunity funds. Additionally, The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund granted $86,000.Read More.