2021 Annual Awards Celebration Was Virtual
This year’s Annual Awards Celebration was a Virtual Awards Celebration, allowing us to celebrate our grant recipients without putting our members and guests at risk . You can watch the Virtual Awards Celebration Video for an update on our 2020-21 accomplishments, our scholarship program, a thank you from Family Promise of Hendricks County (our 2020 Change Maker), and hear the 2021 Change Maker grant recipients announced.
NeighborLink Indianapolis was named our 2022 Change Maker, receiving the $100,000 Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis Change Maker Grant.
The other four finalists each received a non-restricted grant of more than $17,000:
- Arts, Culture & Preservation: Hip Hop Shakespeare, Indy Shakes (Indianapolis Shakespeare Company, Inc.)
- Education: Education Expansion, Westminster Neighborhood Services
- Environment & Animal Welfare: Foster Pet Program and Sanctuary, Beacon of Hope
- Family: You Yes You! Project, You Yes You!
To find out more about each finalist organization, click on their name to go to their website. If you’d like to hear the finalists describing their proposed project, watch our Big Reveal Video.
Learn more about our granting process here.
Thanks to the
2021 Annual Celebration
Sponsors and Donors
The Emily Fund
Your name and website link could be here!
Videographer for the “Big Reveal”
PJ Wilson, Beyond Above Media
A Note on our Granting History
In 2021 we awarded over $167,000 to Indianapolis-area nonprofits. This brought the total amount of grants we have distributed to local nonprofits since 2006 to $2.7 million! To learn more about who has received the previous $2.3 million in grants, visit our Follow the Impact Page or review our Giving Report.