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Charitable Grants Program Awards Funds to Indianapolis Nonprofits Addressing Homelessness

The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation is pleased to announce it is awarding one-time grants to six Indianapolis nonprofit organizations addressing homelessness intervention and prevention as a part of its annual Charitable Grants program.

How Employers and Other Community Leaders Can Tackle Tobacco & Opioid Addiction in Indiana

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. While Indiana has many proud accomplishments, the health of our state’s population is not one. According to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings, Indiana is in the bottom-third of states for overall health – at 39th. And a recent Gallup study on well-being ranks our state at 47th. What are the primary drivers of our poor health rankings? First and foremost: tobacco use, as evidenced by our state’s 20.6% smoking rate. Second is addiction to prescription pain killers and heroin use – collectively referred to as “opioid use disorder.” These challenges might seem daunting, but we know […]