Central Indiana Racial Equity Fund (CIREF) has awarded $860,000 in grants to eight Black-led not-for-profit organizations working to advance racial equity in Indianapolis and its surrounding counties, in its second and final round of grant-making. Grants will support capacity-building and scaling up strategies for career training, mentorship, and justice-focused programs.Read More.
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and its affiliates, The Indianapolis Foundation and Hamilton County Community Foundation, have awarded 185 scholarships totaling over $1.4 million for the 2019-2020 academic year. Recipients will receive varying scholarship amounts—the maximum award for some scholarships is equal to full tuition. Committees, comprised of donors and community volunteers, selected this year’s recipients for 44 different scholarship funds established at CICF or one…Read More.
For students like Porshea Johnson, a single-mother working to support her family while going to college, scholarships help open the door to higher-education. When Porshea received the Two Oaks Scholarship through Central Indiana Community Foundation, it changed her life. This scholarship, along with others, allowed her to stay in school when her class schedule came in conflict with her work schedule. She was able to make the choice to stay in school.Read More.
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and its affiliates, The Indianapolis Foundation and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County, awarded 156 scholarships totaling over $1.2 million for the 2018-2019 academic year. Recipients received up to $40,000 and were chosen by multiple committees comprised of donors and community volunteers. A total of 39 scholarship funds created by donors at CICF and its affiliates made awards.Read More.
The four-year, full-tuition scholarship recipients were nominated by interview committees at The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate serving Marion County, and Legacy Fund, a CICF affiliate serving Hamilton County. Seventy-two and thirty-five students were interviewed in each county, respectively, and finalists names were submitted to Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. for final scholarship selections.Read More.