Women’s Fund and Central Indiana Community Foundation Staff Joined Together to Help Indiana Diaper Bank National volunteer month began in 1974 to encourage more people to volunteer within their communities and to honor those who volunteer regularly. Many small not-for-profits depend heavily on volunteers giving their time. Volunteering is an easy way to bring some […]Read More.
It’s that time of year again. Equal Pay Day. This day represents how far into the year women must work to earn what White men earned in the previous year. And while the day has moved up on the calendar since its conception on April 11, 1996, the fact remains that women in the workforce […]Read More.
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), The Indianapolis Foundation, Hamilton County Community Foundation, Women’s Fund of Central Indiana and IMPACT Central Indiana are a $1 billion collective of philanthropic organizations committed to making Central Indiana a community where all individuals have an equitable opportunity to reach their full potential—no matter place, race or identity.
Throughout the past few years, our organizations shifted our internal structure to better posit…Read More.
Women and girls were critical to our nation’s history and are essential to our present and future. They develop, innovate, provide, fight, create, build, nurture and more. And they do this, despite historical inequity rooted in sexism and compounded by marginalization related to other intersected identities. In honor of Women’s History Month, this article highlights women in Indiana and national history who made and are making a difference. Read More.
The disproportionate number of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers is a result of sexist systems that hold women and girls back. According to the American Association of University Women, "Girls and women are systematically tracked away from science and math throughout their education, limiting their access, preparation and opportunities to go into these fields as adults." Because of biased societal standards and expectations, women and girls are pushed in…Read More.