The Indianapolis Foundation has created two $100,000 “Ben Franklin” funds in celebration of its 100th anniversary. The funds are modeled after two created by Benjamin Franklin shortly before his death in 1790 for the cities of Boston and Philadelphia. Franklin gifted 1,000 British pounds to each city; Franklin specified that the funds were to be used for public works and invested and untouched for 200 years before being accessed. Through compound interest the funds grew to $5,000,000 for …Read More.
Preceding his death in 1926, Capt. English made a planned gift to donate 300 acres of lakes, woods and fields in Scott County to The Indianapolis Foundation with the intent of establishing a summer home for at-risk youth. In 1970, the park hosted its first Englishton Park Summer Camp, a 10-day remedial camp for children with academic and behavioral challenges, led by husband and wife, Thomas and Lisa Barnett.Read More.
The Indianapolis Foundation announced new 2016 officers. The six member-board representing The Indianapolis Foundation will continue a 100-year-old legacy of awarding grants that address the greatest needs in Indianapolis and Marion County.Read More.
When Kenneth Hayes was released from Marion County Juvenile Detention Center, he had two paths to choose from. He would either join the nearly 41 percent in Indiana returning back to the Department of Correction, or commit himself to avoiding the juvenile justice system again. He chose the latter. He chose Aftercare for Indiana Mentoring (AIM) to help him.Read More.
Total of 61 not-for-profits receive grants to increase community safety and reduce violence The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), has awarded a total of $1.86 million in grants to 61 local not-for-profits through the Marion County-City of Indianapolis’ 2015 Community Crime Prevention Grant Program. The Indianapolis Foundation also allocated an additional $86,300 from […]Read More.