For Good highlights stories about passion, purpose and progress in Marion and Hamilton counties and is created by Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) in partnership with WFYI Public Media. New episodes monthly; more at



A Conversation with Brian Payne (Aired September, 2018)

In this special extended episode of For Good, Brian Payne has a candid conversation about CICF’s new mission, explains why the organization cannot talk about equity without talking about race; and shares his personal journey to understand the historic context of institutional racism in America. 

Meet the voices featured in this episode, and access the research mentioned by Brian at

Introducing Community Ambassadors (Aired August, 2018)

Last year, CICF worked with a local agency, Smallbox, to train 36 representatives of different neighborhoods and population groups as ambassadors for their communities. Each ambassador conducted a listening tour to gather residents’ concerns, excitements and hopes.

These conversations, along with national and regional data, have helped shape CICF’s commitment to dismantle barriers and build more pathways for everyone in the community to reach their full potential, no matter their place, race or identity. On this month’s episode of For Good, meet a few of the ambassadors and find out how their work is fundamentally transforming CICF’s goals and initiatives. [Meet the voices featured in this episode.]