The Indianapolis Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million to several Marion County nonprofits. The organization has also approved $400,000 to complete construction of the Martindale Brightwood Community Center.

September 19, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — The Board of Directors of The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, approved and awarded grants of $993,930 to not-for-profits serving Marion County residents at a board meeting held on September 9, 2014. The Foundation also approved an additional $400,000 investment for final construction of 37 Place: The Heartbeat of Martindale Brightwood Community Center.

Grants were made possible by donations made to the Foundation’s Endowment for Indianapolis fund (an unrestricted fund whose grant allocations are recommended by CICF staff and approved by The Indianapolis Foundation Board of Directors). The Foundation has awarded more than $5.23 million since January 2014.

“These grants represent The Indianapolis Foundation's mission to ensure that life in Marion County continuously improves for everyone,” said Milton O. Thompson, Chair, The Indianapolis Foundation Board of Directors. “They also represent the wishes of generations of donors and the love for the community we all share.”

Art With a Heart, Art Rich Environment for School, $17,000

Asante Children's Theatre, General Operating Support, $15,000

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, Storytime with Civic, $12,500

Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts, General Operating Support, $15,000

Christian Theological Seminary, The Spiritual Trail at CTS Master Plan, $25,000

College Mentors for Kids! Inc., Empowering Our Youth By Empowering Donors, $25,000

Dove Recovery House for Women, General Operating Support, $40,000

Eskenazi Health Foundation Public Health Department, Smile Mobile, $50,000

Flanner House, Northwest Area Quality of Life, $25,000

Immigrant Welcome Center, Program Evaluation and Program Director, $30,000

Indiana Repertory Theatre, 2014-­15 Student Matinee program, $50,000

Indianapolis Art Center ArtReach, $15,000

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, ICO Partnership Schools Initiative, $7,500

Indianapolis Children's Choir, Everyone COUNTS, $10,000

Indianapolis Parks Foundation, After-school Meals Program $20,000

Indianapolis Public Safety Foundation, Community-‐Based Violence Reduction mini-­‐grant program, $50,000

Lydia Home Safe Families for Children $20,000

Peace Learning Center, Peace Classrooms, $25,000

Stopover General, Operating Support, $40,000

The Salvation Army, Women and Children Center, $30,000

United Way of Central Indiana, Marion County Re-­‐entry Coalition, $40,000

Use What You've Got Ministry, Capacity Building, $10,000

Damien Center, Capital Support, $75,000

Library Fund, High School Collection Development Grants, $292,250

Young Audiences dba Arts for Learning, Arts for Learning Partnership, $50,000

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, Early Literacy Training, $4,680

Source: Indianapolis Foundation

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