TPF4Y invests human and financial resources coupled with the resources of corporate and individual partners, in programs equipping students with the skills needed to meet our state’s STEM workforce demands. The Foundation works closely with its grantees over a multi-year period to help them build capacity, scale statewide, and ultimately increase their reach to underserved student populations. Grantee projects are called Greenhouse Initiatives.
Over the past decade, TPF4Y has invested more than $600,000 in Indiana, and successfully launched two significant Greenhouse Initiatives, Net Literacy and New Tech High @ Arsenal Tech. The newest Greenhouse Initiative, IndianaFIRST, Inc. began in 2011.
TechPoint Foundation For Youth is a supporting organization of Central Indiana Community Foundation and works closely with TechPoint, Indiana’s premier initiative growing a thriving technology-based economy.
TechPoint Foundation For Youth (TPF4Y) is a venture philanthropy organization, incubating select science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs that have the potential for high student impact in the state.
Founded and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, TechPoint Foundation is organized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization since its founding. TechPoint Foundation is a supporting organization of Central Indiana Community Foundation ("CICF") and the philanthropic sister organization to TechPoint.
As Indiana entered the 21st Century, a small group of technology entrepreneurs had a common vision. They recognized many young Hoosiers lacked the knowledge and opportunity to develop the skills necessary for success in Indiana's growing information economy. They believed it was the responsibility of Indiana's technology sector to provide leadership and resources to eliminate this digital divide and provide opportunities for at-risk youth to obtain 21st Century skills so vital in today's workforce. These technology entrepreneurs shared their vision with other community leaders, and in 2001, they founded TechPoint Foundation.
Since 2002, TechPoint Foundation has helped Indiana's technology community provide volunteers, in-kind services and over $600,000 in financial support to technology literacy and education reform programs across Indiana.
If you believe 21st century skills are vital for Indiana’s at-risk youth, please join TechPoint Foundation’s efforts to increase public investment and support for effective Indiana programs.
To learn more about TechPoint and CICF, please see our website below.
We believe that youth should be equipped to address our state’s growing demand for a skilled workforce. Our role in serving this belief is to provide human and financial resources from our community and corporate partners to help promising programs ach