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Support from the PNC Foundation will increase accessibility on public transportation, boost equitable access to essential services for more than 27,000 Marion County residents

INDIANAPOLIS — The IndyGo Foundation, with support from the PNC Foundation, awarded more than 27,000 bus passes to 79 local nonprofit organizations to increase accessibility on public transportation for Marion County residents. The free passes will assist vulnerable residents through the IndyGo Foundation’s Mobility Access Fund in an effort to decrease financial barriers in their access to public transportation and to assist them in seeking employment, food, healthcare and other essential services.

“Bus passes are one of the greatest needs of nonprofit organizations and the easiest way to provide clients with immediate assistance,” said IndyGo Foundation Executive Director Emily Meaux. “The bus pass grants have become a hallmark of the IndyGo Foundation, and we are thrilled to expand the program this year to serve more in our community.”

The latest round of support has enabled the distribution of 1-day and monthly bus passes. This is the largest number of passes distributed since the program’s inception in 2021.

“PNC’s support of IndyGo reflects our commitment to help drive equity, especially in our communities of color,” said Jason Eckerle, PNC regional president of central and southern Indiana. “Finding transit solutions for underserved populations in our city is not just about economic empowerment, it is about equitable access to help them improve their quality of life, economic mobility, workforce development, health and wellness, and other socially enriching services.”

The following nonprofits were granted passes through the generous support of the IndyGo Foundation, IndyGo and the PNC Foundation (See photos below):

  • Alliance for Northeast Unification/United Northeast Community Development Corporation
  • Arise Together, Inc.
  • Brightlane Learning
  • Brightwood Community Center
  • Central Indiana Community Foundation
  • Christel House Indianapolis
  • Circle City Dinner Church of the Presbytery of Whitewater Valley
  • Circle Up Indy, Ltd.
  • Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention (CHIP)
  • Community Outreach Network Services, Inc.
  • Cornerstone Ministries of Indiana
  • Dayspring Center, Inc.
  • Destiny Steps, Inc.
  • Dove Recovery House for Women
  • Easterseals Crossroads
  • Eclectic Soul VOICES Corp
  • Educational Destinations, Inc.
  • Elevate Indianapolis
  • EmployIndy
  • Eskenazi Health Foundation
  • Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc.
  • Fathers and Families Resource-Research Center, Inc.
  • Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek
  • First Baptist Church North Indianapolis
  • Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc.
  • Freewheelin’ Community Bikes
  • Gennesaret Free Clinics
  • Gleaners Food Bank
  • E.A.L. Diversified Solutions
  • Hawthorne Community Center
  • HIM By HER Foundation, Inc.
  • Homeless ReEntry Helpers, Inc. (HRH-HHOOT)
  • Horizons at St. Richard’s
  • Hub Club Inc
  • Indiana University Health Foundation
  • Indiana Youth Group, Inc.
  • Indianapolis Public Library Foundation
  • Indy Black Chamber of Commerce Inc
  • Intouch Outreach Managed Resource Center
  • Ivy Tech Foundation, Inc.
  • John Boner Neighborhood Centers
  • John P. Craine House, Inc.
  • Judah Ministries Inc
  • Justice System Partners
  • Keys2Work, Inc.
  • Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter
  • Meet Me Under The Bridge, Inc.
  • MLK Community Center
  • New Direction Christian Church, Inc.
  • Outreach, Inc.
  • Partners In Housing Development Corporation
  • Pretty Passionate Hands
  • Providence Cristo Rey High School
  • Raphael Health Center, Inc
  • RecycleForce
  • Renewing Communities, Inc.
  • Shalom Health Care Center, Inc.
  • Shepherd Community, Inc.
  • Single Mothers Rock Inc
  • Single Parent Connection Inc.
  • Southeast Neighborhood Development, Inc
  • John the Evangelist Catholic Church- Emmaus Ministry (Ministry for the Homeless)
  • Vincent de Paul Indianapolis
  • Starfish Initiative
  • Step-Up, Incorporated
  • Stopover, Inc.
  • The Damien Center
  • The Home1st Foundation
  • The Laboratory Church
  • The Salvation Army Fountain Square
  • The Villages of Indiana
  • Thomas Ridley’s 1 Like Me, Inc.
  • Trusted Mentors Inc
  • Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis
  • Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana
  • West Morris Street Free Methodist Church
  • Westminster Neighborhood Services
  • Wheeler Mission
  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

The 2022-2023 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 https://www.indygo.net/foundation/iptf-nonprofit-resources/.

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