Indianapolis Urban League

Indianapolis African American Quality of Life Initiative Second-Round Grant Awards

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – (February 22, 2023) The National Urban League has selected 52 Indianapolis/Marion County not-for-profit organizations as the third-round grant recipients from the Indianapolis African American Quality of Life Initiative (IAAQLI). The organizations represent 61 grants awarded totaling more than $21.5M. The Initiative is a partnership between the National Urban League, the Indianapolis Urban League, and the African American Coalition of Indianapolis. The IAAQLI was created in 2020 through a $100M grant awarded to the National Urban League by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Second-Round Grant Recipients


Black Business Capacity Development 

Martindale-Brightwood Community Development Corporation $500,000

Sagamore Institute $435,000

Renewing Communities, Inc. $400,000

Crooked Creek Northwest Community Development Corporation $432,423

GANGGANG $500,000

Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc. $500,000

Be Nimble Foundation $502,599

Technical Skill and Career Development

Sagamore Institute $300,000

Phalen Leadership Academies $300,000

Keys2Work, Inc. $196,800

Indianapolis Transportation Foundation $240,900

Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center $300,00

MSI Youth Foundation $300,000

PACE, Inc. (Public Advocates in Community Re-Entry) $300,000

Minority Contractors Collaboration $200,000

Project WILL, Inc. $247,248

Community Alliance of the Far Eastside $300,000


College Preparation and Readiness 

Thrival Academy Indy  $200,000

Center for Leadership Development (CLD) $166,000

Tindely Accelerated Schools, Inc. $200,000

Exploradoor $164,285

Girl Talk Incorporated $240,406

Martin Luther King Multi-Service Center Indianapolis, Inc. $312,721

Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE) $200,000

Increasing Access to African American History and Culture for Black Students 

Indiana Black Expo. Inc. (IBE) $182,000

Freetown Village $200,000

Madam Walker Legacy Center (MWLC) $200,000

Steward Speakers, Inc. $200,000

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Inc. $172,506

100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc. $83,100

Indiana University Foundation, Inc. $200,000

Indiana Council on Educating Students of Color  $250,000

Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek  $200,000


Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness and Improving Mental Health Awareness in the Black Community 

Centers for Wellness for Urban Women $400,000

Broadway United Methodist Church $100,000

Coburn Place Safe Haven $400,000

Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE) $232,000

Minority Recovery Collective, Inc. (MRCI) $200,000

Second Baptist Church $312,250

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church $75,000

Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church/Boot Camp $125,000

Martin Luther King Multi-Service Center Indianapolis, Inc. $200,000

Guidance Life-Skills and Mentoring, Inc. $276,000

Increasing Access to Culturally Responsive Mental Health Services

Ball State University Foundation $400,000

Hoosier Families, Inc. $400,000

Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE)  for The Ross Foundation $400,000


Racial Equity in Housing Development 

Community Action of Greater Indianapolis (CAGI) $1,000,000

HOPE Community Development Corporation of Indiana $1,000,000

Westside Community Development Corporation $1,000,000

Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) $500,000

Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana Inc. $200,421

Local Initiatives Support Corporation $1,000,000

Community Alliance for the Far Eastside (CAFE)  for the Ross Foundation $300,000

Partners in Housing Development Corporation $750,000

Martindale-Brightwood Community Development Corporation $1,000,000

Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation $1,000,000


Building Organizational and Competitive Capacity of African American Lead Organizations

The Indianapolis Foundation $250,000

Leadership Preparation for Youth (16-20) and Young Adults (21-30)

Eclectic Soul VOICES Corporation $250,000

Community Action of Greater Indianapolis, Inc. (CAGI) $180,215

ProAct Community Partnershps, Inc. $250,000

Establishment of Community-Based Meditation and Conflict Management Capacity

Peace Learning Center $300,000