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Nonprofit Agencies by Alphabet

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Aftercare for Indiana Through Mentoring

Mission: To support Indiana's incarcerated youth in making the transition from corrections to community through healthy relationships with adult mentors.

Agave at the Eiteljorg Museum

Mission: Agave members are a dynamic, energetic group of students and young professionals who share an enthusiasm for contributing to the local arts and helping the Eiteljorg fulfill its mission -- to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and Native Americans.

Alliance for Youth Services, Inc.

Mission: To develop and maintain, through shared leadership and qualified staff, before- and/or after-school programs and support services for children, their parents and the community.

Alzheimer's Association

Mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families, and caregivers.

American Cancer Society, Central Indiana Area

Mission: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Diabetes Association

Mission: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Heart Association

Mission: Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke

American Lung Association of Indiana

Mission: The mission of the American Lung Association of Indiana is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health through research, education and advocacy.

American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis

Mission: To provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Answers for Autism

Mission: To increase and broaden public knowledge and awareness of the behaviors, social issues, and emotional needs of individuals on the autism spectrum so that all individuals can participate in and contribute to our community without fear of bias or loss of individuality.

Art Council of Indianapolis

Mission: The Arts Council of Indianapolis builds the community through the arts by developing visibility, funding, audiences, information, and partnerships.

Athenaeum

Mission: The Athenaeum preserves and enhances its historic German-American landmark to advance the Sound Mind in a Sound Body values of its founders through programming that lifts spirits and engages in diverse communities

Auntie Mame's Child Development Center, Inc.

Mission: To provide high quality culturally responsive early education and school age programs that equip children to become engaged learners, strong leaders, and successful adults.

AYS, Inc.
To enrich the learning and well-being of children in a safe, caring, and fun environment outside of the school day.


 

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Back on My Feet Indianapolis

Mission: Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other underserved populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem.

Baxter YMCA

Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that enhance personal growth and improve health of spirit, mind, and body for all.

Big Brother Big Sister of Central Indiana

Mission: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana develops mentors committed to helping boys and girls grow into the next generation of caring, confident, and competent adults.

Big Car Service Center

Mission: Service Center engages visitors of all ages and backgrounds in creativity as a way to build community, provide education and enrich lives -- and to transform a vacant building in support of the 40-year-old Lafayette Square Mall (which is donating the building) and the surrounding commercial and residential areas.

Bosma Enterprises for the Blind

Mission: Bosma Enterprises is dedicated to empowering people who are blind or visually impaired by creating opportunities that lead to the achievement of each individual's employment, economic, social, and self-determination goals.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis

Mission: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis believes that every young person deserves to live a life filled with hope and opportunity. Because we care about our young people, we provide a safe, educational and positive atmosphere where they can prosper and reach their full potential.

Brook's Place for Grieving Young People

Mission: Brooke's Place provides support and services to grieving children and families in the belief that hope for tomorrow begins today.

 

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Cancer Support Community Central Indiana

Mission: Cancer Support Community is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. All of our programs are provided free of charge.

Children's Bureau, Inc.

Mission: To support and assist vulnerable and high-risk children and their families.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Mission: To create extraordinary learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives of children and families.

CICOA

Children's Organ Transplant Association

Mission: The Children's Organ Transplant Association provides fundraising assistance for children and young adults needing life-saving transplants and promotes organ, marrow and tissue donation.

Coburn Place Safe Haven

Mission: Coburn Place empowers victims of intimate partner violence to live as survivors. The vision of Coburn Place is of a world where every adult and child may live free from intimate partner violence, housed stably and safely, with adequate financial resources.

Community Health Networks

Mission: With Caring and compassion, we continually strive to improve the health and well being of those individuals in Central Indiana who entrust their care to us.

Conner Prairie

Mission: Conner Prairie inspires curiosity and fosters learning about Indiana's past by providing engaging, individualized and unique experiences.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

Mission: To find cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

 

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Damar Services

Mission: Damar's mission is to provide residential, educational and support services for children and adults with developmental disabilities that promote their fullest individual potential…and prepare them to live with as much independence as possible in their chosen community.

The Damien Center

Mission: Our mission is to empower those affected by HIV to live each day with dignity, and to lead the fight to prevent the spread of HIV.

Dayspring Center

Mission: Dayspring Center lovingly meets the basic needs of homeless families seeking assistance and connects them with opportunities to help them realize their potential.

Down Syndrome Indiana

Mission: Down Syndrome Indiana is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. Our mission is to serve as a conduit of information, support and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome and their families, which promotes growth and inclusion in the community.

The Dyslexia Institute of Indiana

Mission: Believing that all people are entitled to fulfill their potential, the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana exists to serve children, adolescents, and adults with specific language disabilities. DII provides skills, services, and strategies that enable individuals to attain their full potential by learning to manage the challenges of dyslexia and benefit from its advantages.

 

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East Tenth United Methodist Children & Youth Center

Mission: The mission of the East Tenth United Methodist Children and Youth Center, Inc. is to provide a safe place where the spiritual, emotional, educational and physical needs of children, youth, and their families are responded to in a holistic approach.

Easter Seals Crossroads Rehabilitation Center

Mission: Easter Seals Crossroads is a community resource working with children and adults with disabilities and special needs and their families to promote growth, dignity and independence.

Edna Martin Christian Center

Mission: To bridge cultural, racial, and economic differences in order to support and nurture the people in the community by providing holistic programs that empower, encourage, and engender a vision of hope.

Exodus Refugee

Mission: Exodus Refugee works with refugees - worldwide victims of persecution, injustice, and war - to establish self-sufficient lives in freedom and sanctuary for themselves and their families in Indiana.

 

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Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana

Mission: The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) is a private, non-profit fair housing organization founded in 2011. Its mission is to ensure equal housing opportunities by eliminating housing discrimination through advocacy, enforcement, education and outreach.

Faith Hope and Love

Mission: Connecting volunteers and resources with love and service to meet social, economic and spiritual needs in order to bring hope to our communities.

Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek

Mission: To promote civic, social and personal responsibility in the Crooked Creek service area by providing quality services that enhance the lives of individuals and families.

Fletcher Place Community Center

Mission: Breaking the cycle of poverty through the compassion of Jesus Christ.

Freewheelin' Community Bikes

Mission: ​​Believing in the worth and the gifts of each person to enrich the world, Freewheelin' Community Bikes uses bicycles to bring out the best in people and in our community.

 

 

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Give Hope, Fight Poverty

Mission: To foster philanthropy domestically by designing service-learning programs that engage US students & professionals with rural HIV-ravaged communities in Swaziland and work together to educate, empower and lift orphaned and vulnerable children out of poverty through education and outreach.

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

Mission: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Girls Incorporated of Indianapolis

Mission: To inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold!

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.

Mission: Help charities feed people in need.

Global Gifts

Mission: To serve impoverished artisans in the developing world by marketing ethically produced and ethically obtained handmade products and educating the public about fair trade.

Growing Places Indy

Mission: To cultivate the culture of urban agriculture and healthy lifestyles, empowering individuals and communities to Grow well, Eat well, Live well and Be well. 

 

 

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis

Mission: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis joins with low-income families and community partners to provide home-ownership opportunities and build communities of hope in Indianapolis as an expression of God's love.

Harbor Light Hospice

Mission: Our mission is to facilitate access to dignified, end-of-life care and quality services that allow our patients and families the hospice option to live life richly, deeply and meaningfully for as long as it lasts.

Heritage Place of Indianapolis

Mission: Heritage Place of Indianapolis, Inc. provides older adults with comprehensive and coordinated human services to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles, independence, well-being and quality of life.

Holy Family Shelter

Mission: To provide temporary shelter and case management to homeless families in Marion County.

Horizon House

Mission: To be a focal point for services and advocacy that empowers individuals and families to no longer be homeless.

Humane Society of Indianapolis

Mission: To provide shelter and find homes for lost and abandoned animals; to educate and promote the humane care and treatment of all animals; to advocate animal welfare; and to further the bond between people and animals.

HVAF of Indiana, Inc.

 

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Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Mission: ICADV is committed to the elimination of domestic violence through providing public awareness, education, training, influencing public policy and promoting availability of comprehensive resources.

Indiana School for the Deaf

Mission: The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment.

Indiana State Library

Mission: The Indiana State Library is responsible for: Developing and providing library services to state government, its branches, its departments and its officials and employees; Providing for the individual citizens of the state those specialized library services not generally appropriate, economical or available in other libraries of the state; Encouraging and supporting the development of the library profession; and Strengthening services of all types of publicly and privately supported special, school, academic, and public libraries. 

Indiana State Museum

Mission: The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites preserves, interprets and presents material evidence of Indiana's cultural and natural history in a context that encourages people to actively participate in discovering their world - as it was, as it is and as it can be.

Indiana University Health

Indiana Youth Group

Mission: IYG provides a safe place, a confidential environment, youth development programs and support services which foster personal strength and wellness among self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. IYG advocates on their behalf in schools, on the streets, and in the community.

Indianapolis Animal Care & Control

Mission: Indianapolis Animal Care & Control works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of the people and pets in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Art Center

Mission: To engage, enlighten and enhance our communities through art education, participation, and observation.

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Mission: The New IMA will inspire its audience with the excitement and excellence of art and nature. The IMA is a multifaceted experience, with the distinguished collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, and Oldfields-Lilly House & Gardens. We are committed to reaching out to-and actively participating in-our diverse community.

Indianapolis Public Library-Spades Park

Mission: The Indianapolis Public Library is the community's place to access essential information resources, technology, programs and services; foster reading and learning and promote the social, economic, recreational and lifelong learning interests of its diverse population. 

IPS School 91

Mission: We are a group of parents who are trying to supplement the amount of science education our children receive at school. 

Indianapolis Opera

Mission: Serving Indianapolis, the state of Indiana and the Midwest, Indianapolis Opera's mission is to entertain by creating the passion, excitement and art of opera and to develop the widest possible audience for opera through educational, cultural and community activities.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Mission: To advance the enjoyment and appreciation of symphonic music through performances at the highest artistic level and innovative programs that challenge, educate, enrich, and entertain.

Indianapolis Zoo

Mission: The Indianapolis Zoo empowers people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.

Indy Reads

Mission: To improve the reading, writing or speaking skills of adults in Marion County who read at or below the sixth grade level or who are learning English as a new language.

 

 

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Jameson Camp

Mission: Enriching the lives of Indiana's youth by inspiring them to discover their strengths.

Joy's House

Mission: To provide an opportunity for adults, aging and those living with physical and/or mental challenges, to participate in a social environment to improve the quality of life, while also offering temporary relief for their caregiver(s).

The Julian Center

Mission: The Julian Center is a unique, nonprofit agency providing counseling, safe shelter, and education for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence and abuse. Through outreach and consultation, we also seek to educate the community about the issue of domestic violence and its impact on all our lives.

Junior Achievement

Mission: To educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their lives.

 

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Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Mission: The Kaleidoscope Youth Center is to provide a safe place for children and Youth. We focus on the Social, Cultural, Recreational and Educational needs of our clients.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

Mission: To unite people to beautify the city, improve the environment, and foster pride in the community.

Kids Against Hunger of Central Indiana

Mission: Feed the Starving People

 

 

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La Plaza, Inc.

Mission:The mission of La Plaza, Inc. is to serve, empower, and integrate the central Indiana Latino community.

Ladies Under Construction Inc.

Mission: To empower girls to grow into successful women.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Mission: To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Lillian Davis Foundation

Mission: Lillian Davis Foundation (LDF) Purpose is to cultivate communities and families by providing in and out of school services to elementary students and as a service catalyst in the community we invest our resources to directly improve the quality of education and life for disadvantaged children and families.

Little Red Door Cancer Agency

Mission: Little Red Door Cancer Agency strives to make the most of life, and the least of cancer, by reducing the physical, emotional and financial burdens of cancer for medically underserved residents of central Indiana.

Lutheran Child and Family Services

Mission: Serving human needs with the support of the church and the community by providing programs of compassionate care and counsel to enhance dignity and quality of life.

 

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March of Dimes Indiana Chapter

Mission: To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Martin Luther King Center

Mission: The King Center serves children and families through creative programs that promote hope and a sense of community. Creative programs help to provide family assistance, life skills and leadership development. Hope is promoted through arts-focused programming, client advocacy and broad-based education. Sense of community is created partnerships with various originations that advocate for social justice and equitable services for all.

Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana

Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis

Mission: To advance mental health across all communities in Greater Indianapolis through education, advocacy and intervention.

Midwest Food Bank

Mission: The Indianapolis Division of the Midwest Food Bank is committed to serving those in need all over the state of Indiana and beyond.

Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding

Mission: To enrich the lives of individuals in need through a relationship with horses in a safe and natural setting.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Mission: The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world's leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.

 

 

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National Kidney Foundation of Indiana

Mission: To prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

Near West Collaborative

Mission: Near West Collaborative works as a conduit to ensure the neighborhood associations, institutions, community centers, and business work together to help improve the quality of life of the community by focusing on seven priority areas for immediate and long-term vitality of the neighborhoods.

NeighborLink Indianapolis

Mission: Helping neighbors help neighbors:  we post requests from senior homeowners who need help with things they can no longer do themselves or afford to have done. We facilitate volunteers connecting with those in need and helping them as needed.

Noble of Indiana

Mission: To create opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to live meaningful lives.

 

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Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church (OSELC)

Mission: Our Savior Lutheran Church; A Christ centered, Cross-focused, Compassion filled Community of believers.

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Parkinson's Awareness Association

Mission: The mission of Parkinson's Awareness Association of Central Indiana (PAACI) is to be a major source of information and education about Parkinson's disease and a strong advocate for improvement of services, quality of care and research support for Parkinsonians in Indiana.

Paws and Think, Inc.

Mission: We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the community by using the power of the human-animal bond.

Peace Corps

Mission: To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of peoples served. To help promote a better understanding of other people on the part of Americans.

Playworks Education Energized

Mission: We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid.

Premier Hospice and Palliative Care

Mission: Our goal is to care for those experiencing a terminal illness by providing joy, love, and tranquility. We help patients and their loved ones to treasure their memories while being grateful for each new day, and we treat each interaction with a real-life application of the "golden rule"-treat others as we wish to be treated.

 

 

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Rebuilding the Wall, Inc.

Mission: We stabilize low-income families by renovating vacant inner city properties and giving the families the opportunity for homeownership. We combat social injustice by building relationships across racial and socio-economic barriers and we stabilize community by the recycling of assets within the neighborhood.

(re)claimed

Mission: We provide a nondenominational Christian ministry designed for students to discover, explore, and develop their faith so that it will inform their chosen career path.  

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Sports Program

Mission: The RHI Sports Program is dedicated to providing competitive and non-competitive athletic opportunities to individuals with disabilities to enhance quality of life, promote physical fitness, introduce recreational and wheelchair sports and challenge participants to perform at a competitive level.

Rhythm! Discovery Center

Mission:The Rhythm! Discovery Center is the world's foremost percussion museum providing innovative programs; interactive, standards-based educational exhibits; and artist performances. Drawing upon cultures from around the world, the Center offers a unique, engaging experience to explore the universality of rhythm and percussion and its role in shaping communication, music, art, performance and society. Walking through the visually captivating exhibit rooms and performance venue, guests are invited to fulfill their dreams of being a percussionist.

Riley Children's Hospital

Mission: Through our committed volunteers, we provide signature service to patients, families, staff and the community to support the mission and vision of Clarian Health.

Ronald McDonald House

Mission: To provide a home away from home for families of children being treated in area hospitals, primarily Riley Hospitals for Children.

 

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Salvation Army of Indiana

Mission: To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Salvation Army Women and Children's Shelter

Mission: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet the human needs in His name without discrimination.

School on Wheels

Mission: The enhancement and enrichment of educational opportunities for homeless children, from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in the education of these children and assist them with the highest quality education possible.

Second Helpings

Mission: Second Helpings, Inc. accepts donated perishable and overstocked food to prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day, and distributes them free of charge through local social service agencies in Greater Indianapolis. Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry.

Shepherd Community Center

Mission: Breaking the cycle of poverty on the near east side of Indianapolis.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Mission: To serve the needy of Central Indiana with food, furniture, appliances, household essentials and clothing at no cost.

SouthernCare, Inc.

Mission: The mission of SouthernCare is to assure that residents of its service locales have access to a program of care that enhances the quality of life for the terminally ill patients and their families. Care for the whole person is emphasized by providing physical, spiritual, and emotional support to all medically appropriate persons without discrimination.

Special Olympics Indiana

Mission: To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, offering them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Stopover, Inc.

Mission: Guided by our commitment to innovative service and compassionate care, Stopover has worked since 1970 toward the enhancement of the lives of central Indiana's most vulnerable and disenfranchised residents-youth involved in family crisis. We provide a uniquely warm and welcoming shelter home, transitional living programs, home-based and family-centered counseling, youth support groups, a crisis hot line, and community outreach and education. Stopover especially embraces those youth excluded from traditional social services systems, and, in accord with our grassroots and community-based origins, addresses each client as an individual with unique strengths and needs.

 

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Tangram

Mission: Tangram is a 501(c)(3) United Way agency serving central Indiana. We provide customized supports for individuals with developmental disabilites so they can live as independently as possible.

Teachers' Treasures

Mission: Teachers' Treasures helps at-risk children get the materials they need to succeed in school by providing teachers with donated educational supplies for use by the students in their classroom.

Timmy Global Health

Mission: Building healthy futures worldwide, one child at a time. This is accomplished by strengthening community-based health and education initiatives and empowering young people to share their energy and compassion.

Trusted Mentors

Mission: Prevents homelessness by providing trained mentors to individuals that face the threat of becoming homeless. The intent is to build a trusting, supportive relationship that increases stability in the mentees' lives, which increases the odds that they will remain housed.

 

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United Way of Central Indiana

Mission: United Way of Central Indiana helps sustain vital human services for those who need help most while reducing such needs for future generations.

Use What You've Got Prison Ministry Keeping Families Connected

Use what You've Got Prison Ministry is a faith based organization that keeps families connected by providing transportation for prison visitation while promoting family wellness through education, supportive resources and spiritual enhancement

 

 

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The Villages

Mission: The Villages champions every child's right to a safe, permanent and nurturing home. We are committed to strengthening all families and to embracing the dignity and diversity of every child, youth and family.

Visiting Nurse Service

Mission: Quality community-based and health related services that promote independence, wellness and family integrity.

VSA Arts of Indiana

Mission: To educate through quality arts experiences, advocate for children with disabilities, and provide access to the arts to all individuals.

 

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Westminster Neighborhood Ministries

Mission: Westminster Neighborhood Ministries reaches out to serve the families and children in the growing inner-city area of Indianapolis's Near Eastside.

Wheeler Mission Ministries

Mission: Wheeler endeavors to lovingly demonstrate Biblical Christian faith to the socially, economically, emotionally and spiritually impoverished by providing for their basic physical and emotional needs and by encouraging personal spiritual growth.

 

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YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all 

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis: Ransburg Center

Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all 

500 Festival

Mission: The mission of the 500 Festival is to produce life-enriching events and programs while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500 and fostering positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana.

 

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