Indianapolis Foundation Awards Over $1M 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.
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Library initiatives are among the recipients of 21 recently-approved grants by the Indianapolis Foundation. The competitive grants were approved by the board of directors last week and total more than $1.3 million. The Foundation's library fund contributed $835,500 for three library programs.

Grantees include:

Indianapolis Interfaith Hospitality Network ($20,000)—the grant will fund technology upgrades and volunteer training for a day center that offers homeless clients access to computers for employment and permanent housing searches.

Fairbanks Hospital Inc. ($15,000)— funding will help the hospital increase access to the Supported Living Program to help people move from addiction treatment to recovery and eventually, independent living.

Eskenazi Health Foundation ($35,000)—this grant supports paid internships for students with physical or sensory disabilities to help them build skills, resumes and confidence. At least 70 percent of interns will achieve full-time employment or enroll in graduate school upon completing the program.

Butler University ($20,000)—Support will fund the Butler Community Arts School outreach programs for youth, ages 5-17. Participants are paired with Jordan College of Fine Arts Education students that serve as teaching fellows.

Other grants awarded:

  •  Arts Council of Indianapolis
  •  Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center 
  •  Jordan College of Fine Arts
  •  Coburn Place Safe Haven
  •  Collection Enhancement
  •  Eskenazi Health Foundation
  •  Indiana Ballet Conservatory
  •  Indianapolis Ballet Inc.
  •  Indianapolis Congregation Action Network
  •  Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art
  •  Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership
  •  Indianapolis Opera; Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation
  •  IU Foundation
  •  Joy's House
  •  Kennedy King Memorial Initiative
  •  Little Red Door Cancer Agency
  •  Mozel Sanders Foundation, Inc.
  •  Northwestern University.

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