Indianapolis Cultural Trail to Receive $1M Grant from Anthem Foundation

BIG NEWS: The Anthem Foundation has awarded a $1M grant to support the Cultural Trail’s programs and maintenance endowment which helps keep the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick, accessible for everyone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

“Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. ensures the Cultural Trail is a world class public space and beautiful experience that is always accessible,” said Kären Haley, Indianapolis Cultural Trail executive director. “This includes a significant operations and maintenance program, which is essential to the Trail’s role in community and economic development and the health and wellbeing of our community.”

The gift, made as a part of Anthem’s 75th anniversary celebration, illustrates the significant impact the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and the organization’s programs, including Pacers Bikeshare, have on our community’s health now and for future generations. Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. will also add counters to the Cultural Trail as a part of the grant. The counters will help track how many people are using the Cultural Trail each year and how they are using the Trail.

“We’ve been proud to call Indianapolis our home since 1944,” said John Gallina, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Anthem, Inc. “As Indianapolis has grown, especially in this quadrant of downtown, Anthem has grown with it. This donation from the Anthem Foundation will help the Indianapolis Cultural Trail continue to support health and wellness and inspire residents and visitors to enjoy the beauty and rich culture of our city.”