Charities

$10M Lilly Endowment grant to help charities

January 6, 2014
United Way of Central Indiana’s capital projects fund is getting a $10 million cash infusion thanks to a grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.
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Salvation Army kettles slow to fill in central Indiana

December 22, 2013
Associated Press
Officials blame the lackluster response on fewer people carrying cash they can drop into the buckets manned by the charity's bell ringers.
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Holiday-assistance program scrambling to help families

December 17, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Less than a week before its final distribution of vouchers for needy families, United Christmas Service is $285,000 short of its seasonal fundraising goal—and about 3,100 families are still waiting for help. Another 250 have yet to be matched with donor groups who provide food, clothing and toys to brighten the holidays.
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NFP of NOTE: Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana

December 14, 2013
Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana provides a safe way for anyone to anonymously report information about crime and criminals in our communities.
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2-1-1 call centers see demand soar, but funding tight

December 7, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Indianapolis-based Connect2Help is the busiest of Indiana’s 11 2-1-1 call centers, receiving more than 265,000 calls last year.
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Arizona news exec tapped to lead Pulliam Trust

November 20, 2013
Gene D’Adamo, vice president of community relations for Republic Media, which publishes The Arizona Republic, will succeed Harriet Ivey as president and CEO of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.
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Charities, what do you need most?

November 16, 2013
Indianapolis Business Journal’s annual Holiday Wish List will debut in the Dec. 2 issue and will appear weekly though Dec. 23.
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Damar veteran steps in to lead disability groupRestricted Content

November 9, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Child psychologist Jim Dalton leads a $43.5-million-per-year operation that serves clients with severe intellectual and behavioral challenges.
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NFP of NOTE: Second Helpings Inc.

October 19, 2013
Second Helpings' mission is transforming lives through the power of food.
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Tech companies building a charitable nicheRestricted Content

October 19, 2013
Dan Human
An emerging group of software companies focused on serving charities—combined with the fact the city is home to the only philanthropy college in the country—could make the area a hotbed for an often-ignored area of business.
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Wheeler Mission lands $1M grant to help with expansion

October 3, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Wheeler Mission Ministries Inc. said Wednesday that it has received a donation from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust that will allow it to start construction on a new facility next to its shelter at 520 E. Market St. in downtown Indianapolis.
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NFP of NOTE: Beacon of Hope Center for Women Inc.

September 7, 2013
Beacon of Hope Center for Women empowers victims of domestic violence by providing them safety, education and support in a Christ-centered environment.
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United Way kicks off local effort to raise $42.5M

September 5, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
United Way of Central Indiana is boosting its annual fundraising goal well past last year's record-setting tally.
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NFP of NOTE: Camptown Inc.

August 24, 2013
Camptown Inc. challenges, mentors and teaches at-risk youth about life through outdoor adventure and nature programs that help build confidence, character and hope.
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Youth agency finds shelter under Children's Bureau umbrella

August 23, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Children’s Bureau Inc. is taking over operations of a Noblesville not-for-profit in “fiscal distress” after the smaller agency lost a key federal grant.
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NFP of NOTE: National Multiple Sclerosis Society–Indiana State Chapter

August 10, 2013
National Multiple Sclerosis Society–Indiana State Chapter mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.
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NFP of NOTE: Rock Steady Boxing Inc.Restricted Content

July 27, 2013
Rock Steady Boxing maximizes the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease by using non-contact boxing to fight the deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function.
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New CEO aims to continue Day Nursery's 114-year run

July 22, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Challenges for Ted Maple, formerly in charge of early-childhood education for the United Way, include keeping the venerable child care provider and its $10 million budget in the black.
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NFP of NOTE: Center Grove Education Foundation

July 13, 2013
Center Grove Education Foundation partners with our community to enrich the lives of all Center Grove Community School Corp. students by funding extraordinary and innovative learning experiences.
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NFP of NOTE: Noble of Indiana

June 29, 2013
Noble of Indiana creates opportunities for people with disabilities to live meaningful lives.
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Mel Simon estate quietly showering charities with millionsRestricted Content

June 29, 2013
Greg Andrews
The estate earmarked at least $1 million for nine recipients, from Butler University and the Indiana University Foundation to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association.
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Report: Charitable giving by Americans on the rise

June 18, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Americans gave an estimated $316.2 billion to charity last year, continuing a string of small philanthropic gains. What cause got the bulk of the bounty?
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Endowment assets soar $1.2B as Lilly shares climb

May 30, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Lilly Endowment awarded $230 million in 2012, mostly to Indiana groups. Its fortunes still are largely tied to the value of Eli Lilly and Co. stock, despite an effort to diversify the private foundation's holdings.
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Ivey stepping down as leader of Pulliam trust

May 23, 2013
 IBJ Staff
Harriet Ivey, president and CEO of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust since its founding more than 15 years ago, plans to retire early next year, the trust announced Thursday.
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NFP of NOTE: Jameson Camp

May 18, 2013
Jameson Camp enriches the lives of Indiana youths by inspiring them to discover their strengths.
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  1. Thank you to the scientists who care enough to find a cure. We are so lucky that their intelligence has brought them to these understandings because it is through these understandings that we have new hope. Certainly the medicine will be expensive, these drugs usually are, especially the ones that are not mass produced. If I know anything from the walks that my town has put on for FA it is this: people care and people want to help. Donations and financial support can and will come to those who need it. All we need is a cure, the money will come. I mean, look at what these scientists have done thanks to the generosity of donors. 30 million dollars brings us here where we can talk about a drug's existence! There is so much to be frustrated about in this world, but this scientific break is not one of them. I am so happy for this new found hope. Thank you so much to the scientists who have been slaving away to help my friends with FA. We wish you speedy success in the time to come!

  2. I love tiny neighborhood bars-- when I travel city to city for work, it's my preference to find them. However, too many still having smoking inside. So I'm limited to bars in the cities that have smoking bans. I travel to Kokomo often, and I can promise, I'll be one of those people who visit the ma and pa bars once they're smoke free!

  3. I believe the issue with keystone & 96th was due to running out of funds though there were other factors. I just hope that a similar situation does not befall ST RD 37 where only half of the overhaul gets built.

  4. It's so great to see a country founded on freedom uphold the freedom for all people to work and patronize a public venue without risking their health! People do not go to bars to smoke, they can take it outside.

  5. So, Hurko, mass transit has not proven itself in Indy so we should build incredibly expensive train lines? How would that fix the lack of demand? And as far as those double decker buses to bus people in from suburbs, we can't fill up a regular sized buses now and have had to cancel lines and greatly subsidize others. No need for double decker buses there.

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