Women’s Fund of Central Indiana is committed to ensuring organizations that are led by people of color— and serve mostly women and girls of color— have an equal opportunity to receive funding. To accomplish this, the Women’s Fund Advisory Board set aside funds for and created the Thrive grant round. We are excited so many effective organizations applied for this historic round. Twelve organizations were approved for grants totaling $150,000. Thrive applicants were also eligible to apply for the 2022 Annual Round. 

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana 2022 Thrive Grants – approved 8/2/22



Grant Amount

Aspire Higher Foundation

BlaTina Brainstorm 2.0 – The Digital Design Pipeline for Black and Latina girls grades 7-12 from the Riverside/west Indianapolis area.  Provides exposure to architecture, design and planning.


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Educational programming for Black girls ages 11-18.  Programming includes workshops, career/educational fairs, job shadowing, community service and college tours.


Emerging Pearls Foundation

Mentoring program for girls grades 7-8 in underserved areas.  Programming includes STEM, financial literacy, healthy living, HBCUs,  and scholarships. 


Girl Talk

Operating support – empowerment and mentoring program for girls ages 10-18 and a resume building/career growth training for women.


Harvest Girls International

Women and girls leadership/life skills programs for girls ages 9-17.  Includes monthly sessions on financial literacy, community service and etiquette.  It will serve women through a variety of trainings.


Ivy Endowment

Workshop series for girls in grades 6-12 focused on wealth building, financial literacy and philanthropy. 


Love Her League

Retreats, studio art classes and monthly check-ins that include a therapist for women.



Operating support – girls health and physical fitness (tumbling, competitive cheer) programming.


National Coalition of 100 Black Women

Academy for Girls Mentoring Program for black girls in grades 5-8; $ister-nomics financial education and wealth building program for Black women.


Pink-4-Ever Ending Disparities

Operating support – provides breast cancer direct support for Black women and reaches women and girls with prevention messaging.


SHE Event Indy

Operating support – supports Black female entrepreneurs through a large vendor event,  online marketplace, 40 hour training program, and Shoppes@Circle Centre mall.



Leadership and life skills for girls ages 6-18 – workshops include car care, self-defense, swim lessons, and cooking.




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