Established by Richard M. (“Dick”) Fairbanks in 1986, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation is an independent, private foundation whose mission is to advance the vitality of Indianapolis and the well-being of its people. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $300 million in grants.

The Foundation has تین فوکس ایریاز: Education, Health, and the Vitality of Indianapolis.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited funding proposals. Instead, we welcome inquiries that include information about your organization, program or project, and overall alignment with the Foundation. For more information, please read about our grant application process.

The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation’s governance consists of a Board of Directors, its Officers, and a number of Board committees. Learn more about our governance structure.

The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation is a completely separate entity from the nonprofit alcohol and drug treatment provider now known as Community Fairbanks Recovery Center. In addition, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation is not the fundraising arm for Fairbanks. However, there is a family connection between the two organizations. The treatment center is named in honor of Cornelia Cole Fairbanks, the wife of Charles Warren Fairbanks. Charles Warren and Cornelia Cole Fairbanks were the grandparents of Richard M. (“Dick”) Fairbanks.

In 1970, Dick Fairbanks arranged a grant from the Cornelia Cole Fairbanks Memorial Trust to the Indiana Home for Alcoholic Men. The grant, along with many other donations, enabled the creation of a new facility called the Cornelia Cole Fairbanks Home to provide long- and short-term treatment for alcoholism to both men and women. The program has grown into the alcohol and drug treatment center known today as Fairbanks, which serves men, women, adolescents, and their families.

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