A group of prominent corporate, not-for-profit and government organizations is launching perhaps the most ambitious food-relief and sustainability program here in years.
The state’s largest hunger-relief organization has in recent years dramatically increased the amount of produce, dairy products, lean meats and other perishables it provides.
The 30-unit apartment project is aimed at individuals aged 18 to 24 who were previously in the state’s child welfare and fostering system.
Since its 2001 founding, the program that connects high-caliber college graduates with high-growth companies has had an immense impact on central Indiana, particularly the tech industry.
As difficulty accessing food becomes more prevalent throughout Johnson County, and as more and more people take an interest in local food, a group of like-minded residents are banding together to address a growing problem.
It’s a big pivot for organizations that traditionally create high-visibility fall projects to call attention to volunteerism and community service. In the process, they help dozens of neighborhood groups and scores of not-for-profits, from the United Way of Central Indiana to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.
The program traditionally combines in-school lessons from teachers with a two-day event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, where more than 10,000 students explore interactive projects and exhibits set up by more than 100 companies and 1,000 volunteers. This year, it’s going online.
Indiana Landmarks’ “10 Most Endangered” list includes the Union Literary Institute in Union City, which was opened in 1846 by a group of anti-slavery Quakers and free Blacks.
Immigrants disproportionately represent the state’s essential workforce and are simultaneously concentrated in industries that are especially vulnerable to the economic recession caused by COVID-19.
The not-for-profit’s central Indiana organization must vacate its current space and hopes to secure 10,000 square feet at another location that could be leased for a nominal fee.
Unmet needs are cascading as the pandemic brings them to the surface, says Major Marc Johnson, commander of The Salvation Army’s Indiana division.
The Fed said Friday that its Main Street Lending Program, which is targeted to mid-sized businesses, will now extend credit to not-for-profits with at least 10 employees and endowments of less than $3 billion.
The program’s aim is to provide funding to not-for-profit organizations with new or existing programs that show a potential to reduce crime or provide resources to reduce crime in Marion County.
Don Steffy, executive director of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, plans to step down at the end of the year after 14 years in the position, the ICC announced Monday.
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Musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra say negotiations with the organization’s management are nonexistent as the current contract is set to expire in less than two months and another round of furloughs has begun.
Though the city will allow museums and cultural institutions to operate at 50% occupancy starting June 19, many are planning to wait a few days or test the waters with a select group of members.
The Local Initiative Support Corp. of Indianapolis is not trying to mandate solutions, Grain told IBJ. Instead, it aims to connect corporations and organizations that have resources with neighborhood leaders who have ideas about what people in those areas need.
Most people have never heard of Energy Systems Network. But they probably either know of or have been affected by one or more of the not-for-profit’s forward-thinking projects.