16 Tech has created a fund to award grants that support quality of life initiatives in the Near West, Near Northwest and surrounding neighborhoods. The funds are expected to support workforce development, business development, education, neighborhood infrastructure and beautification, and capacity building.
The 16 Tech Community Investment Fund is seeded with public funding from the City of Indianapolis and will be sustained through a $0.20-per-square-foot assessment on space occupied by 16 Tech tenants. An advisory committee is developing strategic goals and funding guidelines in preparation for the fund to launch in the second half of 2019.
Community Investment Fund Advisory Committee
Advisory committee members include residents, talent development, community development and educational representatives who have been active in creating programs and initiatives that support the Near West, Near Northwest and surrounding communities. Members are appointed by the 16 Tech Community Corporation Board of Directors and serve a 2-year term.
Peggy Gamlin, Community Leader, former President, Riverside Civic League
Randy Jones, Neighborhood Leader, Treasurer, Ransom Place Neighborhood Association
Adrianne Opp, Neighborhood Leader, Secretary, Near West Collaborative and Hawthorne Neighborhood Association
Earl Townsend, Community Advocate, Vice President and COO of GRoE, Inc.
Tedd Grain, Executive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Angela Carr Klitzsch, President and CEO, EmployIndy
Mariama Shaheed, Founder and Principal, Global Preparatory Academy @ Riverside #44
16 Tech Community Corporation and City of Indianapolis Appointees
Bob Coy, President and CEO, 16 Tech Community Corporation
Angela Smith Jones, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of Indianapolis
Karen Pipes, Senior Vice President, Market Manager for Bank of America, Indianapolis Market
Angela Byers, Community Outreach Manager, First Financial Bank
Patricia Gamble-Moore, Indiana Market Manager for Community Development Banking, PNC