The Indianapolis Foundation is awarding nearly $2 million to nonprofit organizations and projects throughout Marion County. The organization says the money will support projects and programs that address education and literacy, economic development and arts and culture, among others.
The foundation is an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. The organization says the 20 recipients of the $1.7 million in grants promised to address themes including commitment to quality of life, education, vitality of the community, connectivity of neighborhoods and/or community assets.
"As a community foundation, our job is to address community needs and support organizations helping to transform our city. But our job is never quite done," says Greg Hahn, Indianapolis Foundation board chair. "Our board is proud to support these 20 organizations with grants from our unrestricted endowment. We trust each organization’s leadership and strategy to continuously respond to our city’s most pressing needs."
The Indianapolis Foundation says the goal of the grants is to effectively move central Indiana to become a more livable community. The recipients of the grant awards include:
- Central Indiana Youth for Christ – $19,000
- Coburn Place Safe Haven – $50,000
- College Readiness and Success Initiative – $285,000
- daVinci Pursuit – $30,000
- Domestic Violence Network – $50,000
- Family Success Initiative – $300,000
- Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC) – $75,000
- Hearts & Hands of Indiana – $10,000
- Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra – $10,000
- Indianapolis Public Library Foundation – $550,000
- Indianapolis Urban League, Inc. – $40,000
- Indy Reads – $30,000
- Martin Luther King Community Center – $40,000
- Shepherd Community Center, Inc. – $50,000
- Step-Up, Inc. – $35,000
- The International Center – $30,000
- Theatre on the Square – $20,000
- Trusted Mentors – $45,000
- WFYI Public Media – $10,000
- Young Audiences of Indiana, Inc. – $40,000