In community investment,

every One matters.

CICF believes in the power of collaboration. By adding others to the equation and working together, we achieve more powerful results.

That’s why we developed the Plus One Project. Created to support our community leadership initiatives, the project is made possible by passionate, dedicated community investors like you.

As part of the Plus One Project, “Angel Investors” directly invest in the personnel and infrastructure required to push our ambitious, transformative community projects forward. Recent successes include:

  • Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick. An eight-mile urban trail that is the central hub and connector of over 40 miles of greenway trails in Central Indiana.
  • 37 Place: The Heartbeat of Martindale Brightwood. A multi-generational
    community center concept with neighbor-led services in the historically fractured Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood.
  • Coxhall Gardens.  A 125-acre “oasis in a sea of homes” with wide public access and a signature centerpiece of Hamilton County, preserving idyllic green space.
  • Centers for Working Families. Six community centers in Indianapolis that deploy “wrap-around” services to disadvantaged families to help guide them on a path to economic self-sufficiency.
  • Grameen Indianapolis. This Nobel Peace Prize-winning international microfinance model arrived in Indianapolis in May 2011, making us the third city in North America with a Grameen branch.
  • CEOs For Cities: Livability Challenge. A “civic lab” for innovative urban ideas and solutions that works to advance great cities in America, hosted in Indianapolis by CICF.
  • Talent Dividend. A project of CEO’s for Cities in Central Indiana to increase the adult population with four-year college degrees and provide a $1.3 billion annual economic dividend to the region.
  • 21st Century Scholar Enrollment. A collaboration led by CICF, IPS teachers, counselors, and principals to increase the enrollment percentage of high school students.
  • College Success in Decatur and Warren Township Schools. This pilot program brings proven approaches from not-for-profit organizations to the students in these two ambitious districts.
  • SNAP. Incubated by Legacy Fund for Hamilton County, this program is aimed at reducing adolescent alcohol and drug use and promotes education on the dangers of impaired driving.
  • Youth Assistance Program. Currently being implemented in Hamilton County, this program provides a critical connection between community assets— schools, programs, caring police—to keep at-risk youth out of the court system and on track for graduation.


Learn More

View a list of our current Angel Investors here.

For more information about becoming a CICF Angel Investor, contact Rob MacPherson, CICF Vice President for Development of Central Indiana Community Foundation at 317-634-2423, or email him. Also, download our prospectus today.