The mission of the West Indianapolis Community Fund is to enhance the quality of life in West Indianapolis by directing philanthropic efforts toward community needs and opportunities.

What is the West Indianapolis Community Fund (WICF)?
The West Indianapolis Community Fund is a fund that was established in 2009 to provide the financial resources (grants) for neighborhood improvement projects in West Indianapolis. The fund is made possible and supported by generous businesses and neighborhood residents.

How much support has been granted by the fund to date?
Since 2009, over $316,620 has been granted to support over 108 neighborhood improvement projects in West Indianapolis

 What are the grant priorities of the WICF?
The priorities for WICF were developed as a result of a neighborhood planning and visioning efforts and the resulting West Indianapolis Quality of Life Plan.  Current grant priorities are focused on safety, beautification, and neighbor serving activities.

 What organization have benefited from the WICF? 

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Alpha Foundation for Youth
Billie’s Food Pantry
George Washington Community School  *
Key Learning Community
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center *
Indianapolis Public Library Foundation *
Indiana Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center
Indianapolis Rowing Team
Indy Reads
IPS School #49 *
IPS School #346 *
Southwest Health Center *
St. John the Forerunner Orthodox Church *
West Morris Street Free Methodist Church
West Indianapolis Development Corp *

* Indicates 2016 WICF Grant Recipient

How can I give to the WICF?
The West Indianapolis Community Fund is held at Central Indiana Community Foundation.
Designated tax deductible contributions for the WICF can be mailed to:
Central Indiana Community Foundation
% West Indianapolis Community Fund
615 N. Alabama St. Suite 119
Indianapolis, IN 46204
How will my dollars make a difference? 
Grants to organizations from the WICF typically range from $250 to $1,500 but your generous financial support, in any amount, combined with other gifts helps support the needs of residents, improves public spaces and parks, addresses issues of safety and provides education opportunities for youth and adults. 
Below are a few examples of how WICF grants have benefited West Indianapolis just this year:

  • John the Forerunner Orthodox Church – Harding Street corridor maintenance and Kid’s Day Celebration
  • West Indianapolis Library – Branch gift
  • Southwest Health Center – Patient assistance fund
  • West Indianapolis Development Corporation – West Indy Goes to College
  • George Washington Community High School – Dollars for Scholars, Senior Week, & the Electric Car Program


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