The Indianapolis Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

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The Indianapolis Foundation has awarded more than $950,000 in grants to 16 projects and not-for-profit organizations that serve Marion County residents. Recipients include Indiana State Fair Foundation, Indianapolis Public Library Foundation and WFYI Public Media.

The foundation says the grant recipients will “move Central Indiana to become a more livable community.”

The grants were made possible by community donations to the Endowment for Indianapolis. Additional funding came from The Indianapolis Foundation: F. R. Hensel Fund for Fine Arts, Music, and Education and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund.

“The Endowment for Indianapolis is one of our biggest assets as a community foundation,” says Cindy Simon Skjodt, chair, The Indianapolis Foundation board of directors. “It’s what allows us to be responsive to our community’s most critical and changing needs year after year, and it’s all because of generations of generous donors—many of whom never witnessed the impact of the gift they made decades ago.”

Here are the organizations, projects, and award totals:

  • Art With a Heart, Creative Kindergarten Connections, $15,000
  • Arts Council of Indianapolis, Operating support, $40,000
  • Child Advocates, Dual Status Youth Initiative, $25,000
  • Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc., Northwest Area Quality of Life Plan, $35,000
  • Indiana Historical Society, LGBT Collecting Initiative, $30,000
  • Indiana Repertory Theatre, Inc., Student Matinee, $41,000
  • Indiana State Fair Foundation, Coliseum renovation project, $100,000
  • Kids' Voice of Indiana, Donor Acquisition Initiative, $25,000
  • Marion County Commission on Youth, Family Access Network, $15,000
  • Meadows Community Foundation, Avondale Meadows 2.0, $75,000
  • WFYI Public Media, ATTUCKS: The School that Opened a City (A documentary), $35,000
  • Nextech, Partner support, $50,000
  • Crooked Creek/Nancy Silvers Rogers, Consultant support, $25,000
  • Library Fund, Administrative expenses, $50,000
  • Library Fund, High School Collection Development grants, $375,000
  • Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, Lawrence Township Library Card Initiative, $20,000
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