Citizens Action Coalition Education Fund



Our Mission

To improve the quality of life of all inhabitants of the State of Indiana, achieved through conducting research, public education and development efforts to conserve natural resources, protect the environment and provide affordable access to essential human services.


About the Organization

Citizens Action Coalition Education Fund (CACEF) is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1976 to address issues of economic, social and environmental concern. Often CACEF partners with its sister organization, Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana (CAC), a 501(c)4 membership organization that works statewide on consumer, health and environmental issues. Over the last thirty years these organizations have contributed measurably to improving the lives of Hoosiers from all socio-economic spheres.


CACEF Projects:

The Downstream Project 

Hospital Accountability Project (archive)


Board Members

Craig Shumaker, President 

Russ Sipes, J.D., Vice President

Kerwin Olson, Ex officio, Secretary/Treasurer

Vivian Benge



Kerwin Olson,

Current Campaigns

These are the issues of immediate importance we are working on right now.