Efroymson Family Fund awards $115,000 grant to KIB for community greening


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Efroymson Family Fund awards $115,000 grant to KIB for community greening

INDIANAPOLIS – (October 12, 2017) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) announced today that the Efroymson Family Fund has awarded KIB a $115,000 grant for beautification efforts, green initiatives, and programming.

The largest grant ever awarded to KIB by the Efroymson Family Fund will be used to support a variety of priority projects, including creating and maintaining greenspaces throughout the city. A portion of the grant will also serve as a gift matching opportunity to encourage residents throughout Indianapolis to join the Efroymson family this fall in supporting KIB’s mission to help people and nature thrive. Individuals’ contributions to KIB from now through the end of the year will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $40,000.

“This is truly philanthropy at its best,” said David Forsell, KIB president. “With this gift, the Efroymson family has not only made significant positive impact across all of KIB’s programs, they have sent a strong signal to others that a cleaner, greener and more beautiful Indianapolis is worthy of support at the highest levels of giving. We are honored and humbled by their generosity.”

KIB has a number of programs planned for the fall that engage citizens in community beautification and environmental improvement to strengthen local neighborhoods. For more information on KIB’s community greening projects, or to volunteer for a project, please visit www.kibi.org.

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. Annually, KIB worked with nearly 20,000 volunteers on more than 900 community projects. To learn more, visit www.kibi.org, or follow KIB on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @kibiorg.

About the Efroymson Family Fund 
The Efroymson Family Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, continues a long legacy of charitable commitment by the Efroymson family in central Indiana. The Efroymson Family Fund was established in 1998 by Dan and Lori Efroymson to promote the viability of communities and to date has awarded more than $88 million in grants in central Indiana and beyond. For more information about the Efroymson Family Fund, visit: efroymsonfamilyfund.org.

About Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $720 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 seize opportunities and address community needs. 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, visit www.cicf.org.