Indianapolis Local Giving Guide

Nonprofits in Indianapolis provide services like free meals, education, health check-ups, emergency shelter and much more. We've highlighted some of the effective nonprofits serving the Indianapolis area, so you know your donation will have an impact.

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Top Hunger Nonprofits

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Hoosier Hills Food Bank

  Hunger - Food Bank|  6 counties in IN

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana

  Hunger - Food Bank|  8 counties in IN

Impact: $1 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

  Hunger - Food Bank|  21 counties in IN

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Top Homelessness Nonprofits

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Wheeler Mission Ministries

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  2 counties and cities in IN

Impact: $10 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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Dayspring Center

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Indianapolis, IN

Impact: $30 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
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Top Education Nonprofits

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Carmel-Clay Educational Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Carmel, IN

Impact: $3,200 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $9,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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Sigma Delta Tau Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Carmel, IN

Impact: $3,100 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $8,300.
Governance: Passes checks

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American Legion September 11 Memorial Scholarship Tr Fund

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Indianapolis, IN

Impact: $14,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $21,000.
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Alpha Chi Omega Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Indianapolis, IN

Impact: $1,800 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $1,700.
Governance: Passes checks

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Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Inc

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Indianapolis, IN

Impact: $4,100 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $10,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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