We make grants to a wide range of organizations that improve the overall quality of life in Indianapolis and expand the city’s economic, cultural and recreational opportunities. We support programs that contribute to strong neighborhoods, provide services to at-risk residents, and encourage the creation and expansion of amenities that attract and retain individuals, families and businesses.

Areas of Grantmaking

Strong neighborhoods help ensure that Indianapolis is a safe, livable community for all of its residents. Some grantees in this area are the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing PartnershipLocal Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis and Indianapolis Parks Foundation.

Intellectual capital and community economic development resources are essential to Indianapolis’ efforts to be a place where people want to live, work and contribute to their community. Some grantees in this area are the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), Indiana Biosciences Research Institute and 16 Tech.

Effective and sustainable human service organizations are critical to helping Indianapolis be a caring community, where all residents are supported in overcoming challenges, such as food insecurity, homelessness, unemployment and underemployment, domestic violence and various disabilities. Some grantees in this area are United Way of Central Indiana, Gleaners, Second Helpings, as well as community centers, such as John Boner Neighborhood Centers and Easterseals Crossroads.

Arts and culture organizations strengthen Indianapolis by fostering a creative and energized community and a quality of life that is appealing to individuals and families. Some grantees in this area are the Indianapolis Zoo, The International Center and the Arts Council of Indianapolis.