Charities

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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NFP of NOTE: Eagle Creek Park Foundation

May 4, 2013
Eagle Creek Park Foundation provides volunteer and financial support to promote, preserve, protect and enhance Eagle Creek Park.
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Allegations add ugly chapter to Meadows renaissanceRestricted Content

April 20, 2013
Greg Andrews
The Marion County Prosecutor's Office late last month charged the former executive director of the Meadows Community Foundation with corrupt business influence and seven counts of theft.
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NFP of NOTE: Indy Reads

April 20, 2013
Indy Reads promotes and improves the literacy of adults and families in central Indiana.
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Local Komen event registrations lag last year's slow pace

April 10, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Participation in Indianapolis’ massive annual Race for the Cure fundraising event took a hit last year as controversy swirled around policies at the national Susan G. Komen organization. This year, Mother Nature is getting the blame.
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NFP of NOTE: Central Indiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

April 6, 2013
The Central Indiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure saves lives and ends breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all, and energizing science to find the cures.
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United Way expects to cut grants despite record fundraising

April 2, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
The not-for-profit on Tuesday projected a record 2012 campaign total of $41 million. But as more donors earmark gifts for specific purposes, less is available for general grantmaking.
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NFP of NOTE: Little Red Door Cancer Agency

March 23, 2013
Little Red Door Cancer Agency strives to make the most of life and the least of cancer by reducing the physical, emotional and financial burdens of cancer for the medically underserved residents of central Indiana.
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New CEO of disability-services group to tackle red inkRestricted Content

March 16, 2013
Dan Human
Easter Seals Crossroads has promoted its No. 2 leader to take the top post—a challenging assignment at a time the organization is weathering annual deficits of almost $1 million and facing uncertainty over future government funding.
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NFP of NOTE: Conner Prairie Interactive History ParkRestricted Content

March 9, 2013
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park inspires curiosity and fosters learning about Indiana’s past by providing engaging, individualized and unique experiences.
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One gift boosted major donations in Indiana in 2012Restricted Content

March 2, 2013
Dan Human
An Indiana-born entrepreneur gave $125 million. Just five others gave $1 million or more.
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United Way sees promise in new CEO's connections

February 28, 2013
Dan Human
Ann Murtlow has no experience running a not-for-profit, yet she is charging into the top job at one of the city’s largest charitable groups. The people who hired the former Indianapolis Power & Light Co. CEO say her connections to the Indianapolis business community are a big plus in her new role at United Way of Central Indiana.
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Ex-IPL chief Murtlow picked to lead United Way

February 27, 2013
Dan Human
Former Indianapolis Power & Light Co. CEO Ann Murtlow will take the helm of the United Way of Central Indiana on April 1, the organization announced Wednesday afternoon. She'll be the first new chief at the local not-for-profit since 1998.
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NFP of NOTE: School on Wheels Corp.

February 23, 2013
School on Wheels Corp. provides one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-age children affected by homelessness.
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Executives' transitions to not-for-profits often awkwardRestricted Content

February 16, 2013
Dan Human
Small not-for-profits’ strategy of recruiting big-business executives for top posts has had mixed results since coming into vogue in the 1990s. For some of the executives, the transitions is a culture shock.
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Financial woes force local charity to close

February 12, 2013
Motorsports-focused CARA Charities has ceased operations, the organization announced Monday. Championship Auto Racing Auxiliary Inc. said it was “unable to generate the financial means necessary” to continue supporting the auto-racing community in Indianapolis and beyond.
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NFP of NOTE: CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

February 9, 2013
CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions empowers older adults, those of any age with a disability and family caregivers to achieve the greatest possible independence, dignity and quality of life.
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NFP of NOTE: Volunteers of America of Indiana Inc.

January 26, 2013
Volunteers of America of Indiana is a faith-based organization that provides life-changing services to enhance the physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs of individuals.
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Advocacy group waging war against welfare 'cliff effect'Restricted Content

January 19, 2013
Dan Human
Reform advocates say it’s common for parents to get a new job with a meager pay raise that is just enough to push them out of the eligibility limits. Ultimately, the families have less money.
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NFP of NOTE: Heritage Place of Indianapolis Inc.

January 12, 2013
Heritage Place of Indianapolis Inc. provides older adults with comprehensive and coordinated human services to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles, independence, well-being and quality of life.
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NFP of NOTE: Concord Neighborhood Center

December 29, 2012
Concord Neighborhood Center offers educational, health, social and recreational activities for neighborhood residents of all ages.
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Land trust strategy goes nationalRestricted Content

December 22, 2012
Dan Human
The Central Indiana Land Trust has developed a 60-page strategy that identifies more than 300,000 acres that have conservation potential throughout the 3.1 million acres in Marion County and its eight surrounding counties.
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