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Ball Brothers Foundation;
Muncie is a city built on resilience. From the industrial revolution through the Great Depression and two World Wars, the community's tenacious spirit continually propelled the city through hardships, always coming out stronger than before. But the inherent resilience that lives within Muncie has perhaps never been more evident than this past year.Keeping pace with the community, Ball Brothers Foundation championed resilient efforts in many fashions in 2020—from emergency Rapid Grants to support the urgent needs of today, to multi-year grants that position us for a better tomorrow.In total, BBF awarded a record payout of nearly $8.5 million. Read more about some of the community's resilient efforts in our latest annual report.
Lilly Endowment, Inc.;
While living through the challenges of two world wars and the Great Depression, Lilly Endowment founders, J.K. Lilly Sr. and his sons, Eli and J.K. Jr., dedicated themselves and their company to helping meet the immediate needs of their employees, community and country while they continued to plan and build for the future. During the past extraordinarily challenging year, the Endowment attempted to follow their example by working to help meet various urgent needs in our city, state and country arising from the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to help build brighter futures for individuals, families, organizations and communities through our ongoing grantmaking in community development, education and religion, the areas of focus established by our founders when they created the Endowment in 1937.The Endowment's COVID-19-related grantmaking in 2020, which totaled nearly $208 million, supported the inspirational efforts of hundreds of organizations that worked diligently to help meet urgent needs in Indianapolis, throughout Indiana and across the nation. This grantmaking also included funding for several organizations to make pandemic-related adjustments needed to continue to operate their important programs safely.This annual report also highlights other grants the Endowment approved in 2020 that support promising endeavors to build brighter, more prosperous futures for young children and college students in Indiana and that enhance the future vitality of the community of Indianapolis and communities throughout the state, as well as congregations and seminaries around the country.
Violence Policy Center;
This study examines the problem of black homicide victimization at the state level by analyzing unpublished Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) data for black homicide victimization submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The information used for this report is for the year 2017. This is the first analysis of the 2017 data on black homicide victims to offer breakdowns of cases in the 10 states with the highest black homicide victimization rates and the first to rank the states by the rate of black homicide victims.It is important to note that the SHR data used in this report comes from law enforcement reporting at the local level. While there are coding guidelines followed by the law enforcement agencies, the amount of information submitted to the SHR system, and the interpretation that results in the information submitted (for example, gang involvement) will vary from agency to agency. This study is limited by the quantity and degree of detail in the information submitted.
Measures for Justice;
Despite accounting for a substantial portion of local, state, and federal budgets, our criminal justice institutions are among the least measured systems in our country. In an effort to bring transparency to this sector, MFJ has collected, standardized, and made public 20 states' worth of criminal justice data.The purpose of this report is to share what we have learned through this effort, including: (a) what we cannot see when data are missing, and (b) the value that data can provide when they are available and comparable. In particular, we identify patterns around the following:There is a substantial lack of data around pretrial detention and release decision-making, as well as individual demographics (particularly indigence).New data privacy laws are also making it needlessly difficult to obtain certain data. This poses challenges to understanding how individuals experience the system in cases that do not result in conviction.There is great variation in how counties dispose of and sentence nonviolent cases; how financial obligations are imposed on individuals; and the collateral consequences that individuals face when convicted.Across many of these findings, where demographics are available, we have an opportunity to identify and respond to significant disparities in group outcomes.This report challenges stakeholders and policymakers to dig deeper into these patterns and missing data. It also implores policymakers and legislators to improve criminal justice data infrastructure to ensure a more transparent, fair, and equitable implementation of justice.
Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana;
Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) conducts an annual survey with Community Foundations that promote youth philanthropy through a youth council or school-based program. Collected data is used to summarize the work and impact of youth philanthropists in Indiana communities, as well as provide insight into youth philanthropy trends. This one-pager summarizes that data.
Indiana Community Foundation;
An infographic summarizing Indiana Community Foundation's youth programs from 2015-2016 across four areas which include: serving, leading, giving, and engaging.
Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies;
Nonprofit organizations make significant contributions to the quality of life for the residents of Indiana. In particular, arts, entertainment, and recreation organizations play an important role in preserving culture, enriching the lives of children and adults, fostering creative expression, and providing sport and entertainment. These organizations may also serve as a powerful economic force for the state by attracting not only tourists, but also a young, educated workforce that can have a major positive impact on regional output and productivity. This report from the Indiana Nonprofits: Scope and Community Dimensions project presents new data on the size, composition, and distribution of paid arts, entertainment, and recreation employment in Indiana's private nonprofit sector over the 1995-2009 time period. All dollars are adjusted for inflation and are reported in constant 2009 dollars. Note that there are too few government employees in the arts, entertainment and recreation industry to allow for separate analysis of public sector employment.
This brief is a companion report to the white paper originally published in December 2013 at the end of the pilot period. The white paper can be found at Issue Lab, a service of the Foundation Center. The present report is intended to update information about the ReV-UP program with the results from the fieldwork undertaken between 2012 and June 30, 2016, the pilot period through the bridge phase.This brief contains three parts:1. Program metrics,2. Case studies showing program outcomes, and3. Participant survey results.
National Youth Employment Coalition;
Profile of Indiana's policies and financing of secondary education options for young people from the the publication Expanding Options: State Financing of Education Pathways for Struggling Students and Out-of-School Youth (2008).
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, this report provides demographic and economic information about same-sex couples and same-sex couples raising children in Indiana. We compare same-sex "unmarried partners," which the Census Bureau defines as an unmarried couple who "shares living quarters and has a close personal relationship," to different-sex married couples in Indiana.
Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest);
This report presents information on the clients and agencies in the state of Indiana. The information is drawn from a national study, Hunger in America 2010, conducted in 2009 for Feeding America (FA) (formerly America's Second Harvest), the nation's largest organization of emergency food providers. The national study is based on completed in-person interviews with more than 62,000 clients served by the FA national network, as well as on completed questionnaires from more than 37,000 FA agencies. The study summarized below focuses on emergency food providers and their clients who are supplied with food by food banks in the FA network. Key Findings:The FA system in Indiana provides emergency food for an estimated 694,500 different people annually.43% of the members of households in Indiana are children under 18 years old (Table 5.3.2). 37% of households include at least one employed adult (Table 5.7.1). Among client households with children, 81% are food insecure and 37% are food insecure with very low food security (Table 22.214.171.124).46% of clients in Indiana report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel (Table 6.5.1).36% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care (Table 6.5.1). 30% of client households in Indiana report having at least one household member in poor health (Table 8.1.1) At the administration of this survey, 11 food banks or FROs affiliated with FA operated in Indiana. Of the agencies that were served by those organizations, 1,115 agencies that had their operation within the state responded to the agency survey. Of the responding agencies, 852 had at least one food pantry, soup kitchen, or shelter.74% of pantries, 70% of kitchens, and 36% of shelters are run by faith-based agencies affiliated with churches, mosques, synagogues, and other religious organizations (Table 10.6.1).Among programs that existed in 2006, 86% of pantries, 80% of kitchens, and 62% of shelters in Indiana reported that there had been an increase since 2006 in the number of clients who come to their emergency food program sites (Table 10.8.1).Food banks are by far the single most important source of food for agencies with emergency food providers, accounting for 63% of the food distributed by pantries, 48% of the food distributed by kitchens, and 37% of the food distributed by shelters (Table 13.1.1).As many as 94% of pantries, 90% of kitchens, and 79% of shelters in Indiana use volunteers (Table 13.2.1).
W. J. Usery Workplace Research Group at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies;
We use non-experimental data from a large panel of schools and districts in Indiana to evaluate the impacts of math curricula on student achievement. Using matching methods, we obtain causal estimates of curriculum effects at just a fraction of what it would cost to produce experimental estimates. Furthermore, external validity concerns that are particularly cogent in experimental curricular evaluations suggest that our non-experimental estimates may be preferred. In the short term, we find large differences in effectiveness across some math curricula. However, as with many other educational inputs, the effects of math curricula do not persist over time. Across curriculum adoption cycles, publishers that produce less effective curricula in one cycle do not lose market share in the next cycle. One explanation for this result is the dearth of information available to administrators about curricular effectiveness.