Support from IU Health and the IU Health Foundation will increase accessibility to public transportation, boost equitable access to essential services,
providing more than 50,000 days of transportation to Marion County residents 

INDIANAPOLIS — The holidays may be over, but 100 local organizations received the gift of free transportation to share with their clients Tuesday, Jan. 16, at a special celebration event. The IndyGo Foundation, in partnership with IU Health and the IU Health Foundation, awarded bus pass grants from the Mobility Access Fund to 100 Marion County nonprofit organizations. This gift will greatly decrease the financial barrier for their clients using public transportation.

“In our third year of awarding grants, we continue to innovate and find ways to make it easier for our nonprofit partners to connect their clients to free transportation,” said IndyGo Foundation Executive Director Emily Meaux. “The demand for bus passes continues to increase each year as more organizations realize the power a simple bus pass can have in transforming lives.”

The hallmark of the IndyGo Foundation, this is the third year it has given away free bus passes to nonprofits. This year, it will present the largest number of passes given since the program started, totaling more than 50,000 days of transportation and resulting in even greater transit opportunities for recipients. These passes aim to make it easier for nonprofits to assist Marion County residents seeking employment, food, healthcare and other essential services.


“IU Health’s support of IndyGo reflects our commitment to help drive equity and accessibility to public transportation for those who need it most,” said IU Health Director of Government Affairs – Community Impact Investment and Policy Development Jennifer Andres. “Anything we can do to remove a barrier to positive health and economic outcomes builds a stronger, more thriving community for all of us.”


The following nonprofits were granted passes through the generous support of the IndyGo Foundation, IndyGo, IU Health and the IU Health Foundation: 

  • 91 Place

  • Adelante Schools – Emma Donnan Elementary and Middle School

  • Adult and Child Mental Health Center, Inc.

  • Aldersgate Free Methodist Church

  • All Things to All People Family Services

  • Aspire Indiana Health

  • Beacon of Hope Crisis Center

  • Birth with a Purpose

  • Brightlane Learning

  • Brookside Community Development Corporation

  • Brothers United, Inc.

  • Central Indiana Community Foundation

  • Child Care Answers

  • Christ Church Cathedral

  • Christel House Indianapolis

  • Circle City Mutual Aid

  • Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP)

  • Coburn Place Safe Haven

  • Community Health Network Foundation

  • Cornerstone Ministries of Indiana

  • Dayspring Center

  • Dove Recovery House for Women

  • Down Syndrome Indiana

  • Easterseals Crossroads

  • Eclectic Soul VOICES Corporation

  • EmployIndy

  • Englewood Community Development Corporation

  • Eskenazi Health Foundation, Inc.

  • Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc.

  • Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis

  • Firefly Children & Family Alliance


  • Freewheelin’ Community Bikes

  • Gennesaret Free Clinics

  • Gleaners Food Bank

  • Greater Indianapolis Literacy League dba Indy Reads

  • Grit Into Grace, Inc.

  • Hoosier Outreach, Inc.

  • Horizon House

  • Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance

  • Indiana Youth Group, Inc.

  • Indianapolis Public Library Foundation

  • Indy Arts Council

  • Indy Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

  • Indy Hunger Network

  • Indy Metro Church

  • Insight Development Corp.

  • Irvington Community Advocacy Network

  • Ivy Tech Foundation, Inc.

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Inc.

  • John Boner Neighborhood Centers

  • Judah Ministries

  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.

  • Laundry & More, Inc.

  • Life Centers

  • Lutheran Child and Family Services

  • Martindale Brightwood Community Development Corporation

  • Minty’s Haven, Inc.

  • Noble Characteristics

  • Noble, Inc.

  • Old Bethel and Partners Food Pantry

  • Outreach, Inc.

  • Overdose Lifeline, Inc.

  • Partners in Housing Development Corporation

  • Peace Learning Center, Inc.

  • Per Scholas

  • Pretty Passionate Hands Child Car, Inc.

  • Progress House

  • Public Advocates for Community Re-Entry (PACE)

  • RDOOR Housing Corporation

  • Redirection of Hope, Inc.

  • Roberts Park United Methodist Church

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana

  • Sanctuary Indy, Inc.

  • ShaLaw Dream Builders Corp

  • Shalom Health Care Center

  • Shepherd Community Center

  • Southeast Community Services

  • Southeast Neighborhood Development

  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church- Emmaus Ministry

  • St. Vincent de Paul Indianapolis

  • Step-Up, Inc.

  • Stopover, Inc.

  • Tabernacle Presbyterian Church

  • Thomas Ridley’s 1 Like Me Inc.

  • Thompson Village Apartments (Gene B Glick)

  • Trinity Haven, Inc.

  • Trinity Lutheran Church and School

  • Trio Homeless Ministries, Inc.

  • Trusted Mentors, Inc.

  • United Schools of Indianapolis

  • University United Methodist Church

  • Village of Merici

  • We Bloom, Inc.

  • West Morris Street Free Methodist Church

  • Westminster Neighborhood Services

  • Wheeler Mission

  • Women in Motion, Inc.

  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

  • You’re Worth Fighting 4, Inc.

The 2023-24 bus pass grant period is currently closed. However, nonprofit organizations can apply to receive a discount on bus pass purchases. To learn more about the Mobility Access Fund and the grant process, visit 


Pictured above: IndyGo Foundation Executive Director Emily Meaux, IndyGo Board Chair Gregory Hahn and IndyGo Foundation Board Chair Lacey Everett

Pictured above: Representatives of IndyGo Foundation’s nonprofit recipient organizations

Pictured above: IndyGo Foundation Executive Director Emily Meaux

Pictured above: IndyGo Board Chair Gregory Hahn

Pictured above: IndyGo Interim President and CEO Jennifer Pyrz

Pictured above: IndyGo Chief Public Affairs Officer Lesley Gordon

Pictured above: IU Health Director of Government Affairs – Community Impact Investment and Policy Development Jennifer Andres


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