The Indianapolis Foundation has awarded more than $800,000 in grants to Marion County nonprofits. The funding will support efforts ranging from recycling programs to library digitization and equipment upgrades.

December 15, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — The Board of Directors of The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), approved and awarded $829,722 of grants to not-for-profits serving Marion County residents on November 11 and December 9, 2014.

The Indianapolis Foundation awarded grants to 16 Marion County not-for-profit organizations demonstrating a commitment to improving the community. Grant allocations support specific projects, programs or operation costs that align with The Indianapolis Foundation's goal of addressing diverse needs in Marion County.

Grant requests were approved by The Indianapolis Foundation Board of Directors and made possible by community donations to the Endowment for Indianapolis (an unrestricted endowment). Supplemental funding for these grants came from five Field of Interest Funds of The Indianapolis Fund, including: The James Proctor Fund for Aged Men and Women, The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund, Christmas Fund, Bertha P. Hartup Trust Fund, and the Fay McBride Fund.

“Marion County is a diverse community with diverse needs,” said Milton O. Thompson, Chair, The Indianapolis Foundation Board of Directors. “For nearly 100 years, generous donors have ensured that The Indianapolis Foundation can provide essential support to organizations that improve our community and address those needs.”

Grant recipients, programs, and award totals:

Christamore House, General Operating Support , $30,000

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, Lifelong Living Communities, $60,000

Indianapolis International Film Festival, General Operating Support, $20,000

Joy's House, Caregiver Support and Education Programs, $65,000

Little Red Door Cancer Agency, Rides of Hope Program, $40,000

RecycleForce. Work Court Program, $100,000

United Way of Central Indiana, Winter Assistance Program, $18,000

Westminster Neighborhood Services, General Operating Support, $45,000

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Library, Library Technology Enhancements, $48,700

Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet HS Library, Computer Replacements, $51,639

IUPUI University Library, Digitization of the history of the Indianapolis 500 Festival, $27,538

Marian University, Marian University Archival Initiative, $130,827

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, Big Read Program, $10,000

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, Teen Tech Lounge, $8,350

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, Streaming Video, $85,000

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, Young Hoosier Book Award Program, $20,800

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, On the Road to Reading Program, $35,000

The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund, Minde Browning Memorial Fund (Professional Development Support), $21,864

The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund, Strategic Planning Session for 2015, $5,000

Indianapolis Public Safety Foundation, Holiday Program , $4,310

Riley Children's Foundation, NICF Child Life Program, $2,694

Source: Central Indiana Community Foundation

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