Your Story. Our Community.

Impactful grant making and strategic philanthropy are always at the forefront of what we do. But the community of Central Indiana, including the great people doing great work at the many organizations we support,  is what inspires us every day.

And these are your stories.

I got hooked on theatre very young. In elementary school, I felt like it fit and it was fun…I had a good middle/high school teacher. Theatre was fun and she pushed us. For a lot of children—and even adults–the IRT has been their one theatre experience. That is a great thing to tout. [Among] our sisters/brother theatres across the country, we still have the largest student matinee program.
–Milicent, manager of outreach programs at Indiana Repertory Theatre

It’s hard to think that at this time in your life, when you can’t care for yourself, seems like God has stepped in providing a place like this. It’s taken a lot of people to help us. It started as an exercise place to go with other seniors, after we’d just moved to Indy. My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s shortly after starting here, so we started in a rough place. They’ve helped us with Alzheimer’s classes, physical exercise and therapy, rides for appointments and shopping. They’re like our family.
–Marilyn, member at PrimeLife

Exodus made our move to America easy because everything was organized. We got on a plane from Jordan to Turkey. Then we went from Turkey to Washington D.C. Finally we went from Washington D.C. to Indianapolis. A caseworker was waiting for us at the airport. At every airport there was someone there to help us out. Exodus helped us with our paperwork. In one month we had our birth certificate and social security. Exodus also helped us with programs they had setup about moving here to America. How we find a job, save money at a bank, and with learning the English language. Anytime we needed help, Exodus was there for us.
–Basimah & Mohammad, guests at Exodus Refugee

No one should be invisible…the depth and breadth of services that we have here for homeless folks, is really important. Even with our small staff we see 200 people a day. We focus on quality and focus on doing what’s right for the people we serve. We have barbers that come in several days a month. If someone has a job interview, we can provide them with the clothes, the resume, the bus tickets and even a haircut!
–Teresa, executive director at Horizon House

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