Tag: Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation

DECLINING INFANT MORTALITY RATES SHOW PROGRESS, BUT WE CAN’T STOP HERE

DECLINING INFANT MORTALITY RATES SHOW PROGRESS, BUT WE CAN’T STOP HERE

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Indiana is making progress toward a critical goal of lowering our state’s infant mortality rate, according to Indiana Department of Health findings released last month. From 2017 to 2018, we saw the biggest decline in infant mortality in six years. The overall rate dipped from 7.3 of every 1,000 babies dying in their first year of life to 6.8 per 1,000 in 2018. That means 43 fewer babies died in 2018 co…
Health
Fairbanks Foundation’s Commitment to Improving Academic Outcomes and Closing the Skills Gap in Indianapolis: A Review of Grantmaking Focused on Education From November 2015 to September 2019

Fairbanks Foundation’s Commitment to Improving Academic Outcomes and Closing the Skills Gap in Indianapolis: A Review of Grantmaking Focused on Education From November 2015 to September 2019

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. A well-educated population is critical to the vitality of Indianapolis and the continuing global competitiveness of the city and our state. Unfortunately, too many K-12 students in Indianapolis do not demonstrate proficiency in core academic subjects such as math, science and reading. In 2019, for example, only 28 percent of Marion County 3rd through 8th graders earned a passing score on both the math and…
Education
Grantee Spotlight: Newfields – Expanding Opportunity in Central Indiana to Interact with Public Art and Nature through the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park

Grantee Spotlight: Newfields – Expanding Opportunity in Central Indiana to Interact with Public Art and Nature through the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park

Ellen Quigley is the Vice President of Programs at the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation An interview with Jonathan Wright, The Ruth Lilly Deputy Director for Horticulture and Natural Resources, Newfields Background Newfields, a place for nature and the arts, is a cultural campus that is home to The Indianapolis Museum of Art, the historic Lilly House, The Garden and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park. In Fairbanks Park, guests can experience woodlands, meadows, and the shoreline o…
Vitality of Indianapolis
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