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Violence Policy Center;
This report offers select data on lethal gun violence in states located in the Great Lakes region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) drawn from Violence Policy Center (VPC) publications issued in 2018 as well as additional research. Types of gun death detailed in this report are: overall gun death (suicides, homicides, and unintentional deaths); homicide; suicide; black homicide victimization; females killed by males; and, examples of non-self defense killings involving concealed handgun permit holders (for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018)
Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana;
Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) conducts an annual survey with Community Foundations that promote youth philanthropy through a youth council or school-based program. Collected data is used to summarize the work and impact of youth philanthropists in Indiana communities, as well as provide insight into youth philanthropy trends. This one-pager summarizes that data.
Indiana Community Foundation;
An infographic summarizing Indiana Community Foundation's youth programs from 2015-2016 across four areas which include: serving, leading, giving, and engaging.
Violence Policy Center;
This study examines the problem of black homicide victimization at the state level by analyzing unpublished Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) data for black homicide victimization submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The information used for this report is for the year 2017. This is the first analysis of the 2017 data on black homicide victims to offer breakdowns of cases in the 10 states with the highest black homicide victimization rates and the first to rank the states by the rate of black homicide victims.It is important to note that the SHR data used in this report comes from law enforcement reporting at the local level. While there are coding guidelines followed by the law enforcement agencies, the amount of information submitted to the SHR system, and the interpretation that results in the information submitted (for example, gang involvement) will vary from agency to agency. This study is limited by the quantity and degree of detail in the information submitted.
Indiana Nonprofits Scope and Community Dimensions Project;
This briefing analyzes the extent to which local government officials (LGOs) -- individuals in strategic positions to assess the contribu-tions of Indiana nonprofits -- say they trust local charities and other nonprofits to do the "right thing" and what may explain such trust. It is the fourth in a series of briefings focusing on non-profit-government relations in Indiana from the Indiana Nonprofits: Scope and Community Di-mensions project. The first three briefings ex-plored LGOs' attitudes toward 2-1-1 services, payments in lieu of [property] taxes or PILOTs, and collaboration between local government and nonprofits. Subsequent briefings will up-date our analysis of attitudes towards PILOTs and other topics. All briefings are available at the project website: www.indiana.edu/~non-prof
Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED);
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans' financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future. It assesses the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 130 outcome and policy measures, which describe how well residents are faring and what states are doing to help them build and protect assets. The Scorecard enables states to benchmark their outcomes and policies against other states in five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Health Care, and Education.
This brief is a companion report to the white paper originally published in December 2013 at the end of the pilot period. The white paper can be found at Issue Lab, a service of the Foundation Center. The present report is intended to update information about the ReV-UP program with the results from the fieldwork undertaken between 2012 and June 30, 2016, the pilot period through the bridge phase.This brief contains three parts:1. Program metrics,2. Case studies showing program outcomes, and3. Participant survey results.
Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies;
Nonprofit organizations make significant contributions to the quality of life for the residents of Indiana. In particular, arts, entertainment, and recreation organizations play an important role in preserving culture, enriching the lives of children and adults, fostering creative expression, and providing sport and entertainment. These organizations may also serve as a powerful economic force for the state by attracting not only tourists, but also a young, educated workforce that can have a major positive impact on regional output and productivity. This report from the Indiana Nonprofits: Scope and Community Dimensions project presents new data on the size, composition, and distribution of paid arts, entertainment, and recreation employment in Indiana's private nonprofit sector over the 1995-2009 time period. All dollars are adjusted for inflation and are reported in constant 2009 dollars. Note that there are too few government employees in the arts, entertainment and recreation industry to allow for separate analysis of public sector employment.
Public Education Network (PEN);
The PEN national office launched a 2005 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) online survey to follow up on the 2004 survey. The 2004 survey generated 12,000 responses and greatly influenced the recommendations in the "Open to the Public" report released in March 2005. PEN was particularly interested in reaching grassroots constituencies, but the voices of everyone -- including educators -- were counted.
Center for Evaluation & Education Policy;
Student attendance serves as an effective predictor of future academic achievement as well as of high school graduation. An analysis of Indiana attendance data indicates a direct link between absenteeism and school achievement, with chronically absent students scoring lower on achievement tests and dropping out of high school at higher rates than peers with better attendance. This Education Policy Brief summarizes the research and data analysis completed by CEEP on Indiana's student attendance and absenteeism data. The study was initiated by The Indiana Partnerships Center and conducted by CEEP with funding from USA Funds and State Farm. Additional partners in the study are the Marion County Commission on Youth, Net Literacy, and Attendance Works. The intended use of the study is to inform educators, families, community partners, and policymakers about the status of attendance in Indiana and the degree to which poor attendance impacts student achievement and attainment. Findings indicate that although the majority of schools report good average daily attendance, chronic absenteeism occurs in schools in all areas of Indiana. This brief quantifies the prevalence of chronic absenteeism in Indiana and describes the impact of chronic absenteeism on achievement and graduation at the student, school, and locality level. Additionally, best practices for improving attendance are discussed, and examples of successful interventions provided. This brief concludes with a set of recommendations for education leaders and policymakers to consider that will ensure sufficient attention, reporting, and action to reduce chronic absenteeism in Indiana and help improve academic outcomes for thousands of Hoosier students.
Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies;
Nonprofit organizations make significant contributions to the quality of life for the residents of Indiana. They are also a major force in the state's economy and in the economic health of all regions of the state. In particular, health care nonprofits (e.g., hospitals, outpatient clinics, nursing and group homes for the elderly or people with disabilities, blood banks, etc.) not only provide critical services but also employ a significant number of workers with average wages higher than in most other Indiana industries This report from the Indiana Nonprofits: Scope and Community Dimensions project presents new data on the size, composition, and distribution of paid health care employment in Indiana's private nonprofit sector over the 1995-2011 period. All dollars are adjusted for inflation and are reported in constant 2009 dollars.
Lilly Endowment, Inc.;
As Lilly Endowment marks its 75th anniversary, this report reflects on the values and insights of its three founders: J.K. Lilly and his sons, Eli Lilly and J.K. Lilly Jr. In their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company, and in their philanthropy, both as individuals and founders and leaders of the Endowment, they recognized over and over the seminal importance of the individual. The founders believed that cultivating and nurturing the character and potential of individuals are essential to the success of businesses and other organizations and to the nourishing of communities.Throughout the years, the Endowment's leaders have steadfastly sought to align its grantmaking with the founders' intentions. In designing its grant programs and determining which grant requests to approve, the Endowment's current board and officers faithfully try to discern whether a particular course of action under consideration would comport with their understanding of the founders' values and vision for the Endowment.In this annual report, several stories illustrate the view of the founders as expressed in the Endowment's history of its first 20 years: "The roots of the good society are not in charters and buildings but in the men and women who made them." Some of the stories are accounts of how Endowment funding supported a major renovation of an important facility. Others depict the use of Endowment funds to strengthen or expand a charitable organization's programs and operations. Each story shows the vision, hard work, determination and virtue of the many talented individuals who conduct the programs and initiatives the Endowment funds and the impact they have on others' quality of life. We are grateful for their efforts and the efforts of all of our grantees.