Central Indiana Community Foundation Supports the Fight for Life Foundation in Fighting Crime

The Fight for Life Foundation has been awarded a grant in the amount of $100,000. The Indianapolis Foundation’s Board of Trustees is pleased to support your organization with a grant to reduce crime. This grant was made possible through The City of Indianapolis’ allocation out of the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, CFDA No.21.027, created by Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act, Pub. L. No. 117-2 (March, 11, 2021).

Grant purpose: to address the root causes of violent crime in Indianapolis through a comprehensive approach, including neighborhood empowerment and community building to reduce initial or chronic interaction with criminal and/or juvenile justice systems and increase the safety of Indianapolis residents and their neighborhoods by reducing risk factors or increasing protective factors.

The Gun Violence Reduction Strategy (a model from Oakland, CA) has been adopted by the City-County Council and the City of Indianapolis. The Elevation Grant Program, in partnership with the Office of Public Health and Safety, will provide the indirect/direct services and supports to those at very high risk of gun violence and/or have juvenile or criminal justice involvement through. All Elevation grantees are required to prioritize service for clients of the City of Indianapolis’ Gun Violence Reduction Strategy and the Fellowship program. Information and process will be discussed at the July 28 orientation.

Grant start/end date: The grant begins July 1, 2022 and expires June 1, 2023.

All grantees are required to attend the following:

  • Orientation, July 28
  • Trainings
  • Collaborative and peer learning exchanges
  • Events in respective IMPD districts
  • Youth serving organizations must join and attend meetings for the Marion County Youth Violence Prevention Coalition (MCYVPC).
  • Organizations serving the reentry population must join and attend meetings for the Marion County Reentry Coalition (MCRC).

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