During the first round of grant funding the Indianapolis African American Quality of Life Initiative received 139 applications from a wide range of Indianapolis/Marion County non-profit organizations. The applications were screened for 1) adherence to a focus on African Americans in Indianapolis/Marion County, 2) alignment to strategies defined in the Request for Proposals, 3) overall quality of the program/project, and 4) sustainability to ensure the organizations and programs/projects seeking funding supported the implementation of the goals of the initiative.
The selection committee has identified 40 Indianapolis/Marion County not-for-profit organizations as the recipients of grants from the Indianapolis African American Quality of Life Initiative (IAAQLI). The organizations represent 52 grants awarded with funding totaling more than $21M. Upon completion, the programs identified for funding will create policies and ventures that will make measurable improvements in the daily lives of African Americans.
Listed below are the video announcements, project descriptions along with proposed initiatives and the funding press release for the 1st round grant awardees.