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A Conversation with Brian Payne

In this special extended episode of For Good, Brian Payne, president and CEO for CICF, sits down with for a candid conversation about CICF’s new mission and what it means for not only CICF, but more importantly, for the community. He talks about his personal journey to understanding the historic context of institutional racism in America, and how he hopes CICF will play a role in creating a more equitable Central Indiana for future generations. The post A Conversation with Brian Payne...


Homelessness in Central Indiana

Ending homelessness can be done, says Rodney Stockment, senior strategy director for homelessness at the City of Indianapolis, adding that collaboration and supportive services are imperative to its eradication. In this month’s episode of For Good, hear from Rodney, representatives from Horizon House, Partners in Housing and the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) about the realities of homelessness in Marion County and the collaborative efforts to end it. The...


This is the Far Eastside

Although there has been much focus on and development in neighborhoods close to the downtown core, communities further out are often overlooked. This month’s episode of For Good focuses on the Far Eastside and how its residents are stepping up to make change happen in their neighborhood. Both Mount Carmel Church and the Collective Impact Council are featured in this episode for their place-based initiatives that are giving residents a new sense of hope. The post This is the Far Eastside...


Central Indiana’s LGBTQ community

More than 207,000 people from the LGTBQ community call Indiana home… about 4% of our population. The post Central Indiana’s LGBTQ community appeared first on Central Indiana Community Foundation.


Central Indiana’s Immigrants and Refugees, A For Good Podcast

People from more than 120 nations call Central Indiana home, leaving their home country to start a new life as immigrants and refugees. This special episode of For Good, features representatives from the immigrant and refugee communities discussing their very real hopes and fears about living in Indianapolis. Leadership from two organizations that support resettlement will also weigh-in on the realities of life in America for these groups of people. The post Central Indiana’s Immigrants...


Clifton-Riverside Neighborhood

At 29th and Clifton, near Riverside, there’s a sense of collaboration, unity and pride. It’s a place where neighbors look out for each other and not-for-profit organizations passionately amplify the gifts and assets of the community’s youth and young adults. In this month’s episode of For Good, CICF ambassador and resident, DeAmon Harges, along with a few of his neighbors, highlight the talents and opportunities of their community. The post Clifton-Riverside Neighborhood appeared first on...


Introducing CICF’s Community Ambassadors

Last year, CICF worked with a local agency, Smallbox, to train 36 representatives of different neighborhoods and population groups as ambassadors for their communities. Each ambassador conducted a listening tour to understand residents’ concerns, excitements and hopes. These conversations, along with national and regional data, have helped frame CICF’s commitment to dismantle barriers and build more pathways for everyone in the community to reach their full potential, no matter their...


For Good – Preview of 2018 season

We’ll be back next month with a brand new season of our podcast focused on exploring Central Indiana’s neighborhoods and the residents that make them thrive. You’ll learn about transformation happening on Indianapolis’ Far Eastside, what life is like for Central Indiana’s immigrant communities, plans for affordable housing in Hamilton County and much more. The post For Good – Preview of 2018 season appeared first on Central Indiana Community Foundation.


Reaching Resources

There is no shortage of senior-serving organizations in Hamilton County, yet many seniors still struggle to get the help they need in a convenient and efficient manner. To meet the needs of this growing population, Legacy Fund has committed to financially support and convene partners for a new project of Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County called, Reaching Resources. This program will provide better access to services with one call to one place. The post Reaching Resources appeared first...


Campaign to Change Direction

Why did more people in Indiana die by suicide than by car accident in 2015? Why is depression more prevalent in women than men? Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a special interest fund of CICF, recently brought Campaign to Change Direction to Indiana to initiate important conversations about mental health. On this month’s episode of “For Good,” learn more about how Women’s Fund is convening nine cities, seven hospitals, 46 college campuses and several businesses and organizations to make...


Undoing Racism

This month’s episode of, “For Good” introduces a transformative workshop presented by Child Advocates called, Undoing Racism. For several Marion and Hamilton county agencies, this innovative program is changing business as usual…opening eyes, hearts and minds of staff and volunteers. Over the course of the last year, all CICF employees have participated in the 2-day workshop, as well as members of its board. Listen to hear how the workshop is reshaping our work in the community. The post...