2020 was a year filled with unique challenges, some that were incredibly unexpected and others that were previously ignored by too many for too long. Within these challenges is profound tragedy and loss. There also lies an incredible opportunity to collectively learn how we as a community—and as a foundation—can do better. This year has proven that our commitment to equity and reconciliation is in direct alignment with what is needed to make our community in Central Indiana a place where …Read More.
Today, Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Indianapolis Foundation announced applications for the Elevation Grant Program will open April 1 at ElevationGrant.org. Previously known as the Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program, this initiative will invest $45 million in neighborhoods over the next three years to address root causes of violent crime in Indianapolis.
Funding for the 2022 grant program was passed unanimously by the City-County Council last year. Powered by American Rescue Plan funding fo…Read More.
Today, Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and the City of Indianapolis announced the newest recipients of the Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program. Thirty organizations will receive a total of $2,897,000 for projects that develop and implement integrated, evidence-based practices to prevent and reduce crime in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of CICF, administers these grants using criteria and funding allocated annually by the Indianapolis City-County Council.Read More.
The Violent Crime Prevention Grant Program is accepting applications now through Nov. 5 for its 2021-2022 funding round. The program is funded from public resources allocated annually by the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council and administered by The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). Read More.
The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of CICF, recently awarded grants totaling $846,250. The foundation awarded $544,00 in responsive grants and $302,250 in proactive grants that align with the foundation’s five community leadership initiatives. The five community leadership initiatives for Marion County are: family stabilization economic mobility criminal justice reform neighborhood empowerment and placemaking dismantling systemic racism “These investments are crucial [&…Read More.
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, the community continues to witness public organizational failures.Read More.