Who We Are
The Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC) is a private nonprofit organization that offers training, technical assistance, and coaching to help grassroots neighborhood-based organizations throughout Marion County address issues that impact the quality of life in their neighborhoods. The resources provided by INRC helps to strengthen, develop, and empower neighborhoods.
Using the principles of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), INRC supports residents and other stakeholders as they build community upon the strength of their neighborhood. Through this work, grassroots community leaders are creating and strengthening institutions, relationships, and processes that support healthy, viable, and sustainable communities.
In 2007 INRC began administering the Indianapolis Matching Awards for Great Indy Neighborhoods Engagement (IMAGINE) grant. IMAGINE is a small grant program designed to support projects led by neighborhood-based organizations that enhance leadership and collaboration at the grassroots level. Since the inception of IMAGINE 58 matching grants have been awarded, leveraging an additional $684,000 of investment in Indianapolis neighborhoods.
The Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center’s Digital Collection highlights the impact of INRC and the IMAGINE grants on the Indianapolis community. The goal of the IMAGINE grant program is to support citizen engagement and the implementation of neighborhood-led improvements.
How We Are Funded
INRC is a United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) Partner Agency. In addition to receiving community support through the United Way, INRC receives support from private and public funders, including: Lilly Endowment, Inc.; The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF Affiliate; the City of Indianapolis/ Dept. of Metropolitan Development/U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development; and Clarian Health Partners, Inc. INRC also receives support from individual, private and corporate partners.
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