Since 2002, BioCrossroads has worked to catalyze innovation and collaboration within Indiana’s life sciences sector. The sector has grown at a remarkable pace and has generated billions of dollars in revenue for the state with $79 billion in economic impact in 2021. BioCrossroads plays a critical role by convening academic, philanthropic, and cross-sector employer partners, enhancing research development, and working to attract life sciences businesses, innovation, and talent to Indiana.  

This unique collaborative approach has proven to be successful in times of need. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, BioCrossroads played a key role convening Indiana’s life science and healthcare partners troubleshoot COVID testing, vaccine development and deployment, and other needs for Indiana residents.  

The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation has awarded $11.5 million to BioCrossroads since 2003 to advance the economic vitality of Indianapolis. 

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Introducing the Charitable Grants Program

Here’s how the new Charitable Grants program works. Each year, the Foundation identifies funding themes based on pressing needs in Indianapolis. These themes guide the selection of six Indianapolis organizations that are addressing these needs in our city. Organizations cannot apply to the Charitable Grants program, and the grants are awarded on a one-time basis.  

Dick Fairbanks’ Contributions to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. “My most important contribution to the [broadcasting] industry has been the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Network, because it was the biggest thing that ever happened in radio and because more people listened to it – all around the world.” – Dick Fairbanks, interviewed in […]

Innovative Policy Designed to Lower Rates of Tobacco Use in Young People: Raising the Legal Age for Purchasing Tobacco Products to 21

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. This week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report on tobacco use among U.S. middle and high school students for the period 2011-2016. The report showed that use of tobacco over that timeframe did not change significantly, with 7.2% of […]