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Foundation Support

We are very lucky to have the support of many Indianapolis-area foundations. Please take a moment to learn more about each of them, and visit their respective websites to learn about other work they support in our community.

  • On behalf of the people of Indiana, the Indiana Arts Commission advocates engagement with the arts to enrich the quality of individual and community life. The Arts Commission encourages the presence of the arts in communities of all sizes while promoting artistic quality and expression.

  • The Arts Council of Indianapolis is an organization that advocates for the need and importance of broad community funding and support for a thriving arts scene; innovates by constantly pursuing and promoting innovative ideas and programs that better serve the area, its artists, and arts organizations; and connects artists, audiences, businesses, foundations, and arts and cultural organizations with opportunities to explore and expand central Indiana’s creative vitality.

  • The Summer Youth Program Fund is a funding collaborative that supports summer programs serving Marion County youth by providing grants, coordinating professional development opportunities, disseminating community information, and participating in National Summer Learning Day.

  • The Cristel DeHaan Family Foundation (CDFF) was founded in 1993 as the RCI Foundation, before reorganizing into a private family foundation in 1997. Since 1997, CDFF Board Members have overseen grants in excess of $50 million to arts, education, child welfare and human need organizations. Throughout its history, the Foundation has refined its giving strategies and operations to optimize its support provided to arts and cultural organizations.

  • In keeping with the wishes of the three founders (J.K. Lilly Sr. and sons J.K. Jr. and Eli) Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of religion, education and community development. The Endowment affords special emphasis to projects that benefit young people and promote leadership education and financial self-sufficiency in the nonprofit, charitable sector.

  • The Sheila Fortune Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk youths gain access to, and expression through, the performing arts. Our mission is to further the interests of abused and at-risk youths by providing them exposure to educational activities in the arts. Our goal is to provide and encourage these youths to explore their opportunities.

  • Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc., a private foundation, was established by Allen W. Clowes, a leading philanthropist in Indianapolis, Indiana, who during his life made major contributions to various charitable organizations that promoted or preserved the fine arts, music, literature, education, science and history. Most of these organizations are located in Indiana. The mission of this Foundation is to support charitable organizations that were supported by Mr. Clowes during his life or are similar to those supported by Mr. Clowes.

  • The Fort Harrison Reuse Authority is a special purpose unit of government created to revitalize the economy following the closure of the Fort Benjamin Harrison Army Base in 1995. The FHRA was established in 1995 for the planning, replanning, rehabilitation, development, redevelopment, and other preparation for reuse of military bases and military base property.

  • Gene and Marilyn Glick established the Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, in 1998 to support a variety of causes in Central Indiana. The Glick family is known throughout Indiana for its philanthropy. Gene and Marilyn Glick instilled philanthropic values in their own family and in the company they created, the Gene B. Glick Company. Today, members of the Glick family and the Gene B. Glick Company continue the tradition of generosity that Gene and Marilyn started.

  • The James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation focuses on funding projects and programs which benefit communities through humanitarian work. In tandem with local level outreach and education programs, funding is also allotted to the arts, health sciences, and environmental protection organizations.

  • The Harrell & Darrell Cohron Charitable Gift Fund

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