Grants Aim to Reduce Crime in Marion County

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Brookside Community Church on the city's east side has received a grant to support its program aimed at reducing crime recidivism. Brookside Community Church on the city's east side has received a grant to support its program aimed at reducing crime recidivism.

The Indianapolis Foundation is boosting public safety efforts in Marion County with nearly $1.9 million in grants. The funds from the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program will support programs from 42 nonprofits.

The foundation is an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

The grants are targeted at organizations serving Hoosiers in some of the city's highest-crime areas and are designed to help "positively intervene in the lives of the city’s most vulnerable residents." The neighborhoods that are the focus of the initiative include: 16th and Tibbs, 29th and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, 34th and Illinois Street, 38th and Sherman Drive, 42nd and Post Road, as well as New York and Sherman Drive.

Community Collaboration Manager Alicia Collins says "as good stewards of these crime prevention funds, we look for recipients who have a proven record of addressing systemic challenges."

You can connect to a full list of recipients and more about the crime reduction grants by clicking here.

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