Indianapolis nonprofits receive $2M in crime prevention grants

Posted: 1:06 PM, Sep 20, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-20 17:33:57Z

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) announced the recipients of more than $2 million in crime prevention grants this week as part of the second phase of its annual program.

The Indianapolis City-County Council funds the program, but leaves disbursement of the funds up to the CICF.

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In choosing the 48 recipients of the second round of crime prevention grants for the year, the CICF said non-profits had to demonstrate their ability to effectively meet the following priorities:

  • Prevent violent crimes among residents;
  • Serve African American males ages 14-24 in high-crime areas;
  • Provide intervention or prevention services to adults or youth currently interacting with the criminal justice system; and/or
  • Improve neighborhood safety within the six focus-areas designated by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD).

Some of the largest recipients of this round of grants include Eskenazi Health Foundation, which received $75,000 for its Prescription for Hope program, and the Fathers and Families Resource/Research Center, which received $45,000 for its Young Strong Fathers program.

See all of the grants awarded in Phase I of 2017 here.

Below, find award amounts and program descriptions for each of the organizations receiving funds in Phase II:

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