Connecting with Community

Connecting with Community Partners

  • INHP
    Indiana Neighborhood Housing Partnership is a not-for-profit organization that empowers people in Indianapolis to realize their dreams of successful, long-term homeownership.
  • Bank on Indy
    Bank on Indy is a public-private partnership to educate the nearly 80,000 Marion County residents who do not have bank accounts.
  • Bank on Indy
    Indy’s Campaign for Financial Fitness is a collaborative effort involving community centers, financial institutions, charitable organizations and government agencies working to provide free tax preparation to Indianapolis residents who qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
  • Bank on Indy
    Starfish Initiative pairs higher-achieving, lower-income Marion County high school students with a college-educated mentor for their entire four years. 100% of the Starfish Scholars who completed the program have graduated from high school and are enrolled in college or universities across Indiana – and beyond.
  • Bank on Indy
    Indiana Foreclosure Prevention NetworkLaunched in 2007, the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network is a coalition of community and housing-related organizations; government agencies; lenders and banks; REALTORS® and trade associations working together to help struggling Indiana families avoid losing their homes.
  • SMCC
    St. Mary’s Child Center provides the highest quality early learning experiences to young children who live in poverty to ensure school readiness and success in life. Their approach gives children wonderful opportunities to learn by exploring their world and expressing themselves and their learning through the arts.
  • IU Cancer Center
    The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center is a patient care, research and educational organization within the Indiana University School of Medicine, located on the school’s main campus in Indianapolis. Established in 1992 as the IU Cancer Center, it has been an NCI-designated Cancer Center since 1999 and is the only center with such distinction in Indiana that provides patient care.
  • IU Cancer Center
    The Solution Center, a division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research, serves as the front door to IUPUI. The Solution Center facilitates interaction between IUPUI’s community of scholars and researchers and business, industry, government and nonprofit organizations.  As a first point of contact for the campus, the Solution Center can help identify appropriate contacts, collaborative teams, and human resources to meet needs and respond to challenges.
  • Wheeler
    Wheeler Mission Ministries is a non-denominational, Christian social services organization that provides critically needed goods and services to the homeless, poor and needy of central Indiana. Founded in 1893, Wheeler is the oldest continuously operating ministry of its kind in the state. With five locations, dozens of ministries, a $6.2 million budget and about 130 employees, Wheeler is also the largest and most diverse ministry of its kind in the state.
  • McCOY
    Marion County Commission on Youth is an independent, youth-serving, non-profit organization that creates positive outcomes for young people in central Indiana by assembling experts together, identifying solutions for all, and encouraging collaboration among our networks. MCCOY’s mission is to champion the positive development of youth through leadership on key issues and support of the youth worker community.
  • CLD
    Children’s Bureau, Inc. is a social service agency working to help abused and neglected Indiana children and families. The group works in partnership with the state Department of Child Services and other Indiana community organizations to provide a full array of prevention, family preservation and intervention services. Annually, they serve more than 26,000 Hoosiers in 39 counties.
  • CLD
    The goal of the Center for Leadership Development is to foster the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional, business and community leaders. The group does so by providing experiences that encourage personal development and educational success. It strives to help young people resist peer pressure and pursue academic excellence.
  • MYO
    The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra seeks to enrich and transform the lives of low-income young people through the power of music. Using a comprehensive music program for Indianapolis students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, the MYO fosters the development of musical growth, critical and creative thinking, and interpersonal skills. MYO is a program of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
  • Shepard Community Center
    Shepherd Community Center seeks to break the cycle of poverty on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis by engaging and empowering the community to cultivate healthy children, strong families and vibrant neighborhoods through an approach that meets their spiritual, physical, emotional and academic needs.
  • Child Advocate
    Child Advocates trains volunteers to assist abused and neglected children in Indianapolis. It is the Court Appointed Special Advocate chosen by the courts in Marion County, fulfilling their mission through advocacy, monitoring, evaluation, fact-finding and mediation.
  • Gleaners Food Bank
    Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Inc. is dedicated to securing, storing and redistributing donated food. Started in a garage in 1980, it has since expanded to a massive operation of volunteers and workers who distribute much-needed nourishment to more than 400 hunger relief agencies in Central and Southeastern Indiana.