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Summary: Indianapolis LISC (PDF)

In Indianapolis, Building Sustainable Communities is in full force. In 2009, we completed a three-year demonstration project called Great Indy Neighborhoods Initiatives (GINI), which proved how a comprehensive community development approach could positively impact neighborhoods. Through GINI, LISC helped engage more than 1,500 people in more than 25,000 hours of community service to implement Quality-of-Life plans and to begin to transform their neighborhoods. That work includes new affordable housing, commercial corridor redevelopment, creative public safety training, educational programming, and family financial stability efforts. Of note is LISC’s leadership surrounding the NFL Legacy Initiative, where the NFL is investing in the Near Eastside neighborhood Quality-of-Life plan as part of its 2012 Superbowl commitment. This investment has leveraged new partners, new funding, and the recent completion of a key project—the Jefferson Building—a homeownership incubator that helps low-income renters transition to homeownership. Five of the original GINI neighborhoods are part of LISC’s Sustainable Communities work going forward, with LISC funding, technical assistance, and advocacy helping to create new opportunities and growth.

Cumulative Statistics

  • $126,013,118
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 6,237 affordable homes and apartments
  • 3,594,588 square feet of retail and community space
  • $536,659,379 leveraged

2009 Statistics

  • $2,855,733
    in total investments
    (LISC and affiliates)
  • 247 affordable homes and apartments
  • 439,366 square feet of retail and community space
  • $21,716,227 leveraged


Private Sector Support

  • American International Group, Inc.
  • Baker & Daniels
  • Moira Carlstedt
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Central Indiana Community Foundation
  • Charter One
  • Charter One Bank Foundation
  • The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • The Clowes Fund
  • The Corsaro Group
  • Carmen DeRusha
  • Jan L. Diggins
  • Lesley FitzSimons
  • Mr. & Mrs. David Forsell
  • Foundation to Promote Open Society
  • Tedd Grain
  • Gregory & Appel Insurance
  • Colleen Heeter
  • Huntington Bank
  • Ice Miller LLP
  • The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate
  • Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Lilly Endowment Inc.
  • Living Cities
  • Making Connections Indianapolis, a CICF Partner
  • MediaSauce
  • Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors
  • Derek Naber
  • National City Bank (acquired by PNC Bank)
  • NFL Youth Football Fund
  • Old National Bank
  • Thomas Orr
  • The Prudential Foundation
  • Shiel Sexton Company, Inc.
  • State Farm
  • Bill & Joanna Taft
  • Shawn Thomas
  • George Tikijian III
  • United Water Services Indiana
  • University of Indianapolis
  • Sara VanSlambrook
  • Kimberly Wize

Public Sector Support

  • City of Indianapolis
  • Marion County Health Department
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development