Indianapolis Foundation Awards $1.7 Million to Marion Nonprofits

The Indianapolis Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, has announced second-quarter grants totaling more than $1.7 million to twenty nonprofit organizations and projects in Marion County.

The grants will support projects and initiatives in the areas of education and literacy, economic development, and arts and culture, among others. Recipients include the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, which was awarded $75,000 to implement the city's summer youth employment initiative; the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, which will receive $10,000 for an artistic leadership transition initiative; and Indy Reads, which was awarded $10,000 for its adult literacy tutoring program.

"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," said Indianapolis Foundation board chair Greg Hahn. "Our board is proud to support these twenty 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."