Philanthropy

Red Cross rethinking downtown HQ design, delaying land swap

March 10, 2014
Scott Olson
Re-examination of the scope of the not-for-profit group's project has stalled progress on a three-way property exchange that would clear the way for a massive apartment project on Massachusetts Avenue.
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Online hoops tournament will benefit local charitiesRestricted Content

March 8, 2014
Brackets for Good has engaged 64 local not-for-profits in an online fundraising tournament that runs through April 4.
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NFP of NOTE: Assistance League of Indianapolis

March 8, 2014
Assistance League of Indianapolis identifies, develops, implements, manages and raises funds for philanthropic programs to serve specific needs of children and adults in the greater Indianapolis area.
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2014 Health Care Heroes: Timmy Global Health

March 6, 2014
Tom Harton
Community Achievement in Health Care Finalist
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NFP of NOTE: Day Nursery Association of Indiana

February 22, 2014
Day Nursery Association of Indiana works to assure the highest level of early-childhood education for children in central Indiana, regardless of family income.
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Julian Center hires not-for-profit vet as leader

February 20, 2014
 IBJ Staff
The Julian Center Inc. has hired Catherine O’Connor as president and CEO, the domestic-violence shelter announced Thursday.
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Lockheed Martin grants $6M to program of local ed group

February 18, 2014
The funds will boost an initiative by Project Lead the Way Inc. to expand science- and math-related curriculums in U.S. urban school districts.
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Basiles' $500,000 gift to Eiteljorg includes renaming shop

February 17, 2014
Kathleen McLaughlin
Local philanthropists Frank and Katrina Basile are the first major donors in a $5 million campaign for the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.
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NFP of NOTE: Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Inc.

February 8, 2014
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful engages diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive.
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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful aims to grow with cityRestricted Content

February 1, 2014
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Founded in the mid-1970s as the city’s litter-abatement agency, the not-for-profit Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has grown along with Indianapolis. Now it’s working to strengthen its relationship with volunteers and diversify its funding stream as it aims to increase its impact.
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NFP of NOTE: Concord Neighborhood Center

January 25, 2014
Concord Neighborhood Center offers a variety of educational, health, social and recreational activities to neighborhood residents of all ages and collaborates with other agencies to provide special services for the community.
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BidPal pushing beyond mobile biddingRestricted Content

January 25, 2014
The company’s new fundraising suite offers an array of services not-for-profits can use throughout the year, versus the one-time event help BidPal began offering in 2008.
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Conner Prairie draws record crowds, ramps up programming

January 23, 2014
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Conner Prairie isn’t just for summer—or kids—anymore. The Hamilton County interactive museum on Wednesday announced plans to ramp up year-round programming, including more events geared to adults.
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Lilly Endowment awards $6.3M to Indy housing group

January 20, 2014
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership will use the funds to help qualified residents purchase homes and revitalize their neighborhoods.
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Minority business group crosses state bordersRestricted Content

January 18, 2014
 IBJ Staff
The Indiana Minority Supplier Development Council has changed its name to Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council, as it executes its national office's plan to consolidate to 24 councils from 36.
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Developer donates 50 acres near airport for preservation

January 17, 2014
Associated Press
Holladay Properties says it's donating the land valued at about $4.3 million to the Central Indiana Land Trust.
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NFP of NOTE: Chimney Safety Institute of America

January 11, 2014
Foster public awareness of issues relating to chimney and venting performance and safety, and promote the education of associated professionals through technical training and certification opportunities.
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Three groups puzzled by woman's $7 million bequest

January 8, 2014
Associated Press
The organizations which include Indianapolis-based Hoosier Oncology Group have no idea why an Evansville teacher chose them as beneficiaries.
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$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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NFP of NOTE: Children's Bureau Inc.

December 28, 2013
Children's Bureau preserves families and protects the future of Indiana’s children.
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9-year-old Kokomo girl raises funds for storm victim

December 25, 2013
Associated Press
Kyndal Mellady decided to make bracelets and sell them for $1 apiece, allowing her to raise hundreds of dollars for a woman she didn't even know.
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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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Fifth Third helping to educate fifth-gradersRestricted Content

December 21, 2013
Fifth Third’s local president, Nancy Huber, said the bank is awarding $60,000 to Junior Achievement to create a student bank.
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Lechleiters, Bralys contribute $1M each to United Way

December 19, 2013
J.K. Wall
John Lechleiter, Angela Braly and two other local business leaders have pledged a combined $3 million to United Way of Central Indiana over the next four years. United Way is trying to raise $42.5 million by the end of the year.
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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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