Meet Your Local Not-For-Profits
Each CFAC event supports a different local not-for-profit in the Indianapolis area. All net proceeds from our quarterly events go directly towards helping an organization in need.
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Brooke’s Place is a local Indianapolis organization dedicated to helping others transform grief into hope. This organization provides an environment where children and their families have the opportunity to share their story and begin to heal. Through peer support groups and therapy services, children, teens and young adults living with grief can feel supported and understood. Programs included are the Grief Support Group Program, Therapy Services, BP-8 Program and Camp Healing Tree.
The October 20th Concerts for a Cause event supported School on Wheels. School on Wheels provides one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children impacted by homelessness. Through these school-based programs, shelter-based programs, and academic enrichment programs, School on Wheels staff not only works with children, but also with the parents of these children so they can become the best advocates for their child's education.
The July 28th, 2018 Concerts for a Cause event supported Flight1. This Indianapolis-based organization provides confidence-building experiences for children whose families struggle with serious health challenges or losing an immediate family member to illness. The Courageous Fliers program was developed to build confidence through the joy of flight. These enjoyable memories and experiences will prepare children to have enough strength, confidence and determination to get through their challenges in life.
The April 7th, 2018 Concerts for a Cause event supported Little Wish Foundation. This organization serves pediatric oncology patients by providing a little wish that brings hope, comfort and joy. Little Wish Foundation was started by Liz Niemiec in the memory of Max Olson. At age four, Max was diagnosed with Wilm’s Tumor, a rare kidney cancer, in December of 2007. Unfortunately, his two-and-a-half-year battle ended. His unbelievable courage and strength is the inspiration behind Little Wish Foundation. Liz wanted to make “little wishes” come true for other children suffering from cancer to bring them some happiness.
The January 27th, 2018 Concerts for a Cause event supported Random Acts of Flowers. This organization improves the emotional health and being of individuals in health care facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement and personal moments of kindness. Random Acts of Flowers improves people's health and well-being through flowers and vases that would have normally gone to the landfill. Backed by university studies and research, these deliveries have been clinically proven to have a positive effect on health. Learn more about the healing power of flowers.
For more information about Random Acts of Flowers, visit indianapolis.randomactsofflowers.org. Here, you can give financial, floral or vase donations.
CFAC Gives $14,000 to Random Acts of Flowers.
$3,700 was also donated thanks to a signed guitar by Stephen Kellogg.
Guests also helped by bringing 513 vases
to donate to RAF | January 27th, 2018
The October 28th, 2017 Concerts for a Cause event supported the Indianapolis Art Center's Youth Programs. The IAC provides outreach programs such as ArtReach, an education program for children ages 5-18 living in underserved areas of Indianapolis. This free after school and summer studio art program serves approximately 1,000 youth at 26 sites annually. Along with ArtReach, other IAC youth programs include Smart (Supportive Mentoring through ART), Smart+, Insider Art, and the Teen Art Council. The IAC also provides youth and teen programs that educate young artists using high-quality art instruction and state-of-the-art studios. The classes strive to foster a positive and nurturing artistic community.
For more information about the Indianapolis Art Center's Youth Programs, visit www.indplsartcenter.org.
Help us to continue to make a difference in the community around us. Click here to donate to the IAC.
CFAC Gives $6,000 to the IAC and $2,000
to Songwriting For Soldiers | October 28th, 2017
The July 8th, 2017 Concerts for a Cause event supported the Indy Thunder Beep Baseball team. Indy Thunder is a baseball team for the blind and visually impaired adults. Thanks to the support and donations from CFAC, Indy Thunder is now back-to-back NBBA world champions for the 2016 and 2017 seasons!
Indy Thunder is an organization that is dedicated to helping blind and visually-impaired individuals participate in an organized sport. This organization aims to educate the community about the abilities of these individuals, and to strengthen mental and physical confidence through a bond between the sighted and the visually impaired. Fundraisers assist Indy Thunder with attending the World Series and other regional tournaments.
You, too, can help make a difference in the community around us. Visit www.thunderbeepball.org to learn more about the team and help them fundraise for next year's World Series tournament.
The April 22nd, 2017 Concerts for a Cause event supported the Visually Impaired Preschool Services of Indiana. VIPS Indiana consists of a network of teachers, interventionists, and Orientation and Mobility Specialists across the state. This organization strives to provide vision-specific early intervention services to blind and visually-impaired children, from birth to 3-years-old.
This stage of early childhood development is crucial – 85% of what a child learns happens within the first 5 years of life. Even more, 90% of what a child learns is through their vision.
For more information about VIPS, visit vips.org. You, too, can help us continue to make a difference in the community around us.
Click here to learn more and donate to VIPS Indiana.
CFAC Gives $6,000 to VIPS | April 22nd, 2017
The January 21st, 2017 Concerts for a Cause event supported Jameson Camp. Jameson Camp provides camps and programs for Indiana youth to enrich their lives and help them discover their strengths. This award-winning camp experience is designed to develop self-respect and confidence, and respect for others and the world around us. For almost 90 years, the common purpose, "Get Outside and Grow Inside," has helped over 7,000 students and campers find a meaningful purpose in a lasting way.
With the help from the community, Jameson Camp is able to give every child the opportunity to attend summer camp. This organization strives to be a resource for helping children and. their families develop the life skills necessary for successful, productive futures.
Help us to continue to help the community around us. Visit www.jamesoncamp.org/ to learn more and donate to his charitable cause.
CFAC Gives $10,000 to Jameson Camp | January 21st, 2017