Senior-Focused Organizations Secure Funds

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The Central Indiana Senior Fund has announced nearly $700,000 in grants to support programs that care for elderly Hoosiers. Nearly three dozen organizations will benefit from the annual funding round. You can view a complete list of recipients by clicking here.

November 14, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - In October, 2014 the Central Indiana Senior Fund board awarded 34 grants totaling $693,506 to local organizations for projects that support the community's elders as part of the Fund’s annual grants. The board specifically sought to fund organizations that improve lives of seniors in isolation and that have a low-to-moderate income.

A committee of ten advisors reviewed each grant request to determine which projects best align with one or more of the fund’s specific interest areas:

-Basic needs - food, transportation and shelter;

-Health and wellness - illness prevention and overall wellness;

-Living environment of choice - affordable housing, home care and safety;

-Life-affirming opportunity - programs that utilize talents and increase social interactions among seniors in Central Indiana.

"It's concerning that many senior citizens in Central Indiana cannot even satisfy their most basic needs," said Patricia Prosser, chair of Central Indiana Senior Fund. "This fund supports projects that promote a higher quality of life for our aging neighbors so that they can live full, active lives."

The Central Indiana Senior Fund was created in 2003 when a not-for-profit nursing home was sold for $10 million and profits from the sale were placed in an endowed fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation. The Smith Fund and The Lynn Fund also contribute to Senior Fund.

For more information about Central Indiana Senior Fund, or how to apply for 2015 funding, visit cicf.org.

ABOUT CENTRAL INDIANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION:

Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $700+ million public foundation transforming the lives of central Indiana residents in three ways: consulting donors, family foundations and their professional advisors on charitable giving; awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and providing leadership to address community needs and seize opportunities. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991. For more information about CICF, visit cicf.org, or contact Mike Knight at mikek@cicf.org.

Source: Central Indiana Community Foundation