Nonprofit Agencies by Alphabet
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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
Alliance for Youth
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Art Council of
Mission: The Arts Council of Indianapolis builds the community
through the arts by developing visibility, funding, audiences,
information, and partnerships.
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
Art With a
Mission: To provide hands-on visual arts experiences that
educate and inspire at-risk children. Our programs uniquely
reinforce academics within the artistic experience and strive to
instill confidence in our kids, benefiting them in both school and
Child Development Center, Inc.
Mission: To provide high quality culturally responsive
early education and school age programs that equip children to
become engaed learners, strong leaders, and successful
Mission: To enrich the learning and well-being of children
in a safe, caring, and fun environment outside of the school
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.
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
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.
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
Bosma Enterprises for the
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
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
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.
Charles W. Fairbanks Elementary School
Mission: To collaborate with parents and community in
order to provide all students with a superior education that will
allow them to reach their highest potential and be successful
citizens in college or the workforce through the traits of respect,
responsibility, cooperation, and problem solving.
Children's Bureau, Inc.
Mission: To support and assist vulnerable and high-risk children
and their families.
The Children's Museum
Mission: To create extraordinary learning experiences that have
the power to transform the lives of children and families.
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
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
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.
Mission: Conner Prairie inspires curiosity and fosters learning
about Indiana's past by providing engaging, individualized and
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Mission: Breaking the cycle of poverty through the compassion of
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.
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
Mission: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and
character, who make the world a better place.
Girls Incorporated of
Mission: To inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold!
Gleaners Food Bank of
Mission: Help charities feed people in need.
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.
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
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.
Mission: To be a focal point for services and advocacy that
empowers individuals and families to no longer be homeless.
Humane Society of
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.
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
Indiana School for the
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 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
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.
Mission: We are a group of parents who are trying to supplement
the amount of science education our children receive at
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
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
Mission: The Indianapolis Zoo empowers people and communities,
both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.
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.
Mission: Enriching the lives of Indiana's youth by
inspiring them to discover their strengths.
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
Mission: To educate and inspire young people to value free
enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their
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.
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
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
Mission: To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and
myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their
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
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
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.
March of Dimes Indiana
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
America of Greater Indianapolis
Mission: To advance mental health across all communities
in Greater Indianapolis through education, advocacy and
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
Morning Dove Therapeutic
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.
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
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.
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
Noble of Indiana
Mission: To create opportunities for individuals with
developmental disabilities to live meaningful lives.
Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church (OSELC)
Mission: Our Savior Lutheran Church; A Christ centered,
Cross-focused, Compassion filled Community of believers.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Salvation Army of
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
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
Shepherd Community Center
Mission: Breaking the cycle of poverty on the near east side of
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Mission: To serve the needy of Central Indiana with food,
furniture, appliances, household essentials and clothing at no
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
United Way of Central
Mission: United Way of Central Indiana helps sustain vital human
services for those who need help most while reducing such needs for
Use What You've Got Prison Ministry Keeping Families
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
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
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.
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.
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through
programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis: Ransburg Center
Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through
programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for
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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