The Central Indiana Community Foundation, which controls more than $800 million in charitable assets and helps direct the gifts from wealthy donors, laid out plans Wednesday for helping make the Indianapolis and Hamilton County more equitable for all residents.
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For its first investment, Impact is partnering with Indy Chamber’s Business Ownership Initiative in its effort to deliver rapid release response loans of $1,000 to $25,000 to businesses in need.
The Central Indiana Community Foundation’s new five-year plan focuses on making Indianapolis a more inclusive city, a goal it hopes to achieve partly by training 5,000 community leaders and residents about institutional racism.
ProAct, an Indianapolis not-for-profit that focuses on engaging at-risk youth and corporations in public service projects, is trying to rebuild after a challenging year in which the entire board quit over disagreements with CEO Derrin Slack.
The fund is designed to tackle “the significant lack of service provider capacity” that grew after Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett in 2017 launched an effort to provide 400 more housing units for the homeless.
The newly named Hamilton County Community Foundation plans to tackle mental health, family and youth empowerment, and inclusive economic growth.
The Indianapolis Foundation is placing 10 individuals on 10 local not-for-profit boards—and giving them $10,000 a year to contribute to the organizations they're serving.
Built from steel, bronze, aluminum and glass, the sculptures tend to grow larger the higher they get.
Gene Biccard Glick, who died at home following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, built affordable housing sprawling across 10 states—a business empire that paved the way for tens of millions of dollars in donations to causes ranging from medicine to recreation.
The average price Indiana farmers received for a bushel of corn reached a high last August of $7.18, nearly twice as much as the prior year. That kind of windfall tends to benefit farm-equipment sales, but it could also lead to more charitable giving.
The Central Indiana Community Foundation and Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. have pulled the plug on a controversial sculpture depicting a freed slave.
After the financial crisis of 2008, foundations in Indiana and across the country set up special relief funds for their communities. Ongoing support for the one formed in Indianapolis is just one sign of how the poor economy is still influencing grant-makers’ decisions.
Controversy has swirled around a piece of art commissioned for the Cultural Trail’s $2 million public art program. What ultimately happens to Fred Wilson’s “E Pluribus Unum” sculpture of a freed slave could alienate local African-Americans who oppose it or draw the scorn of national art critics.