Indianapolis Foundation Awards $1.8M in Grants

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The Indianapolis Foundation is an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation. The Indianapolis Foundation is an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Nearly three dozen Marion County nonprofits are benefiting from Indianapolis Foundation grants. The organization says the $1.8 million will "serve a diverse population and needs."

The grants are being funded by donations to the Endowment of Indianapolis and were supplemented by the foundation's five "Field of Interest" funds. The foundation says the money will address youth employment, arts and cultural opportunities, improved quality of life for seniors, quality housing and healthy Hoosiers, among other issues.

"Visionaries in 1916 had the foresight to create The Indianapolis Foundation so that it would continue to thrive and impact the community in perpetuity," said Greg Hahn, board chair of the Indianapolis Foundation. "While the community and its needs have changed over time, the Foundation continues to play a leadership role in addressing those needs and will continue to do so into the next century."

The recipients include: 

  • ArtMix: Community art classes - $41,733
  • Classical Music Indy: Music Unites, a community outreach program - $20,000
  • Englishton Park United Presbyterian Ministries: Englishton Park Academic Remediation Training Center support - $18,000
  • Eskenazi Health Foundation: Summer 2016 internship for students with disabilities - $35,000
  • Freewheelin' Community Bikes: Youth Employment Apprentice Program - $35,000
  • Gennesaret Free Clinic: Providing dental care to highly at-risk populations - $35,000
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indy: ReStore's social enterprise marketing campaign - $50,000
  • Indiana University Foundation –SPEA: IMPD Analysts Training Standards program - $25,000
  • Indianapolis City Ballet: Evening with the Stars - $20,000
  • Joy's House: Caregiver Support and Education programs - $50,000
  • Kennedy King Memorial Initiative: Kennedy King Memorial site development - $15,000
  • Little Red Door Cancer Agency: Rides of Hope's transportation assistance - $25,000
  • Lutheran Child and Family Services of Indiana, Inc.: Emergency shelter care support - $30,000
  • Near West Early Intervention Collaborative, Inc.: Neighborhood Engagement Action Team (NEAT) - $35,808
  • Progress House, Inc.: Project Hope, programming to end cycle of heroin users - $50,000
  • Reach for Youth, Inc.: Youth Assistance Program Marion County launch - $25,000
  • School on Wheels: Support for tutoring program for homeless youth - $20,000
  • Teachers' Treasures: General operating support - $17,000
  • United North East Community Development Corp.: Operation Crosstown 2.0 - $40,000
  • United Way of Central Indiana: Marion County Re-entry Coalition - $40,000
  • Young Actors Theatre: General operating support - $40,000
  • Herron High School: Restoration, Renewal, & Placemaking Herron High School - $50,000
  • Pathway To Recovery, Inc.: Pathway-IV Permanent Supportive Housing - $50,000
  • The Athenaeum Foundation, Inc.: Athenaeum growth preparation - $50,000
  • Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention: Annual Intermediary Support - $50,000
  • Connect2Help: Annual Intermediary Support - $50,000
  • Marion County Commission on Youth: Annual Intermediary Support - $50,000
  • Indianapolis Parks Foundation: Partner Support -  $50,000
  • Leadership Indianapolis: Partner Support - $50,000
  • Nextech: Partner Support - $50,000
  • United Way of Central Indiana: Annual Campaign - $450,000
  • Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund: The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund grants -  $216,932

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