News Releases

You will find the Foundation’s recent press releases and announcements on this page. Read more below, or contact us with questions. For all media inquiries, please contact Andrea Farmer, Chief Communications Officer, at or (317) 663-4198.

With support from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation and PNC Foundation, the tool will help early childhood educators address pre-K students’ academic needs. INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 22, 2021 —High-quality early childhood education has proven to close early gaps in academic outcomes based on race and family income. But while Indiana has expanded pre-K funding in recent […]

New report shows gaps based on race in areas from teacher experience to school discipline and recommends solutions. INDIANAPOLIS (October 12, 2021) — Nearly seven decades after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case ruled that racial segregation in America’s schools is unconstitutional, education outcomes in Indianapolis remain vastly unequal. A new report commissioned […]

COVID-19 pandemic could widen disparities as tax revenues take hit, report warns. INDIANAPOLIS (October 1, 2020) —School-funding changes over the last decade have exacerbated inequities in how Indiana funds public schools. Students from low-income communities and public charter school students receive less than their fair share. Funding for students with disabilities and English language learners […]

College Matters is a new Fairbanks Foundation initiative to increase the number of Marion County high schoolers who enroll in college. Learn more here.
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