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Insight, Impact, and Equity – Collecting Demographic Data

For philanthropy to advance equity in all communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color, it needs to be able to understand the demographics of the organizations being funded (and declined), the people being served and the communities impacted. That data should be used to assess practices and drive decision making. 

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Report on the Toll of Opioid Use in Indiana

The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, a private, independent foundation located in Indianapolis, recently focused a portion of its grantmaking on two primary causes of Indiana’s negative health outcomes: opioid prescription drug/heroin addiction, and tobacco use. The resources provided below are a result of their research on these topics, along with information to support grant initiatives. This information was shared at The Summit on Tobacco and Opioid Addiction for Indiana Funders in September 2016.

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Report on the Tobacco Epidemic in Marion County and Indiana

The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, a private, independent foundation located in Indianapolis, recently focused a portion of its grantmaking on two primary causes of Indiana’s negative health outcomes: opioid prescription drug/heroin addiction, and tobacco use. The resources provided below are a result of their research on these topics, along with information to support grant initiatives. This information was shared at The Summit on Tobacco and Opioid Addiction for Indiana Funders in September 2016.

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Selected Examples of Current Funders of Opioid and Tobacco Initiatives

The following examples provide highlights of funders from Indiana and around the country that are addressing opioid and tobacco use in their communities in a variety of ways. While this is by no means a comprehensive list of funding initiatives, it does represent a range the way in which different types of funders have supported strategies to reduce opioid and tobacco use.

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