The next few years will be big for Fortville as it launches several projects near downtown that aim to make the area more pedestrian-friendly and draw in more businesses.
The donation from the philanthropic arm of tech firm Salesforce will be used to support career-development programs at Indianapolis Public Schools and Ivy Tech Community College.
The art and nature campus is launching an array of projects to upgrade its offerings and public access, highlighted by an autumnal festival this fall including culinary attractions, horticulture displays, musical performances and films.
The Lilly Library at Indiana University—home to more than 450,000 rare books, 8.5 million manuscripts and 150,000 sheets of music—hasn’t had a significant interior renovation since it opened in 1960.
Local Initiatives Support Corp. and the Citi Foundation are providing $700,000 to four local organizations who plan to help 700 workers in Indianapolis find quality jobs.
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.
A towering limestone monument to a long-ago Indianapolis mayor will be transformed into a performance venue at Riverside Park, thanks in part to a Lilly Endowment Inc. grant.
Indy Reads launched a redesigned literacy program in fall 2017, and the board recently approved a new mission statement and strategic vision.
The improvements are part of a masterplan that aims to bring hundreds of thousands more visitors to the complex, which includes the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Circle to get $8M boost for patriotic light show as Lilly Endowment doles out $50M in special grants
The endowment said Wednesday it would fund 17 ideas across the city as part of its one-time Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation program.
Education reform group The Mind Trust announced Thursday that it has received $3.75 million in new donations from two donors who have been generous to the Indianapolis-based not-for-profit in the past.
The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation awarded $230,000 to the Indiana State Medical Association this week to develop the app and an accompanying podcast.
Ken Giffin, a veteran of local politics and the business community, is pounding the pavement to raise more money to support Indiana’s trail systems.
The local philanthropic foundation announced Wednesday that the funds would support the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, United Way Worldwide and United Way of Greater Houston.
TechPoint, a not-for-profit advocacy group, plans to use the money on two programs to nurture young tech talent.
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust awarded the funds to nine organizations involved in a multi-year initiative to protect, restore and better use the White River.
After several years in which the value of its assets swelled, philanthropic giant Lilly Endowment Inc. watched its coffers shrink 12.7 percent in 2016 from about $11.8 billion to $10.3 billion.
Indianapolis-based Charitable Advisors hopes to help groups that can’t afford one-on-one consulting on issues vital to their operations.