Indy Reads has received a $100,000 grant from the Margot L. Eccles Arts & Culture Fund. The organization says the grant funding, which is part of a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, will support the opening and operation of its new location.
Indy Reads combined its bookstore and administrative offices into a new space at the former Fountain Square Library branch last year. This year, the organization says it hopes to open the location to the public.
“Without financial support from the Margot L. Eccles Arts & Culture Fund and CICF, Indy Reads would not exist as the organization it is today,” said Ryan King, chief executive officer of Indy Reads.
Programming at the new site will also include adult and family literacy activities in addition to community arts events and book sales.
“The individuals and families empowered through our work show us that the best is yet to come, and there is still work to do ahead,” King said. “We look forward to writing the next chapter of our story in a new space that will allow us to keep growing and learning alongside our friends and neighbors.”
Indy Reads aims to build literacy, English language, and job readiness skills among adults and families.