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$778,000 awarded to Marion County non-profits

October 8, 2011 Leave a comment


By Mike Knight
Central Indiana Community Foundation

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, recently awarded more than $778,000 in grants to not-for-profits serving Marion County, as part of its Community Fund and Library Fund grants programs.

The grants were awarded to 24 organizations (listed below) within the following categories: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Civic & Community Involvement, and Health & Human Services. Library Fund grants will be used to help students improve their digital literacy and capabilities in areas including creating presentations and producing websites and related media. The Indianapolis Foundation has granted more than $4.4 million in 2011; it has awarded more than $188 million since it began making Community Fund grants in 1924.

“These grants truly represent our mission as a community foundation,” said Alan Levin, board chair, The Indianapolis Foundation. “Communities are shared assets, and the distribution of these grants reflect our commitment to improving that asset for everyone.”

The grants may be used for operating or program-related expenses, and were awarded to the following organizations:



Arts Council of Indianapolis


Englishton Park United Presbyterian Ministries


Fathers and Families Resource/Research Center


Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.


HealthNet, Inc.


Indianapolis Congregation Action Network


Indy Reads


Ivy Tech Community College


Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation


New Light Christian Church


Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Inc.


Reach Out and Read Indiana


Teachers’ Treasures


Trusted Mentors


Arts Education Cluster


Art With a Heart


Asante Children’s Theatre


Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts


Indiana Repertory Theatre, Inc.


Indianapolis Art Center


Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra


Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra


VSA Indiana, Inc.


Young Audiences of Indiana, Inc.


Total Arts Education:


Grand Total:


September Library Fund Recommendations
Arsenal Technical High School Library


Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation, Inc.


Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation, Inc.


Total Library Fund: