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Efroymson Family Fund awards $40,000 grant to KIB for community greening

INDIANAPOLIS – (November 17, 2011) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) announced today that the Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund, has awarded KIB a $40,000 grant for beautification efforts, targeted outreach programming in neighborhoods and schools and promotion of green initiatives and activities.

KIB will use the grant to support partnerships with neighborhood-based organizations to help eliminate blight and revitalize neighborhoods and public spaces, and to continue programming within schools and youth-serving organizations.

“Through this generous grant from the Efroymson Family Fund, KIB will able to reach more youth through our Youth Tree Team program, more students through our KIB Clubs initiative, and more neighbors through our greenspace and litter cleanup programs,” said David Forsell, president of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.

Currently, KIB has a number of programs that engage citizens in community beautification, and environmental improvement, to strengthen our neighborhoods. For more information on KIB’s community greening projects, please visit

About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization uniting people to build community and transform public spaces through aesthetic and environmental improvement. In 2010, KIB worked with nearly 40,000 volunteers on more than 500 community projects. To learn more, visit and follow us on Twitter @kibiorg and like us on Facebook @kibiorg.

About Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $550 million public foundation transforming the lives of central Indiana residents in three ways: consulting donors, family foundations and their professional advisors on charitable giving; awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and providing leadership to address community needs and seize opportunities. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991. For more information about CICF, call 317.634.2423 or visit

About the Efroymson Family Fund 
The Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of CICF, is one of the largest donor-advised funds in the United States. Since the fund was established in 1998, it has awarded more than $65 million to not-for-profit organizations in central Indiana and beyond. The Efroymson Family Fund is focused on providing support to not-for-profit organizations that help promote the viability of communities and provide underserved individuals access to opportunities. The Efroymson Family Fund is specifically interested in organizations that address issues related to the Natural Environment, Welfare of the Disadvantaged, Historic Preservation and the Well-being of the Jewish People.