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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation is pleased to announce it awarded its second round of bus pass grants from the Mobility Access Fund to 38 Marion County 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. The fund offers two resources to nonprofits to help decrease the financial barrier for their clients using public transportation, Bus Pass Grants and the Nonprofit Discount Program. 

This round of grants includes 7,668 1-Day and 1,383 31-Day bus passes, equaling 56,688 days of free transportation. The foundation filled all grant requests received through the generous support of Anthem, Inc., the Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, and IndyGo. 

“Our goal is to make it easier for nonprofits to assist residents in getting where they need to go by offering these valuable resources,” IPTF Executive Director Emily Lovison said. “We couldn’t be prouder of the improved opportunities these passes will create for those who will receive them, showing just how essential our services are.” 

One example of an organization that will benefit from this grant is Gennesaret Free Clinics.  

Gennesaret will receive 500 bus passes to give to patients in its medical, dental and women’s clinics who need lifesaving follow-up medical attention. The passes will provide transportation to stationary clinics to help patients manage high blood pressure, diabetes, infections and more. 

“These passes provide critically needed access to medical care [and allow] a way for our patients to get to us,” Gennesaret Executive Director Theresa Patterson said. She also said they are the ideal solution to transportation-related obstacles.   

In total, IPTF distributed nearly 97,000 days of free transportation in 2021 to 61 organizations. 

A complete list of organizations that received the passes includes: 

  • Arise Together, Inc. 
  • Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation 
  • Center for Leadership Development 
  • Central Indiana Youth for Christ 
  • Children’s Bureau + Families First 
  • CHIP (Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention) 
  • Coburn Place Safe Haven 
  • Elevate Indianapolis 
  • EmployIndy 
  • Englewood Community Development Corporation 
  • Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. 
  • Freewheelin’ Community Bikes 
  • FSU Institute for Justice Research & Development 
  • Gennesaret Free Clinics 
  • Homeless & ReEntry Helpers, Inc. (HRH-HHOOT) 
  • Indiana Youth Group, Inc. 
  • Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC) 
  • John H Boner Community Center dba. John Boner Neighborhood Centers 
  • John P. Craine House, Inc. 
  • Keys2Work 
  • Marion County Public Health Department  
  • Outreach Inc. 
  • PACE, Inc. 
  • Pride Academy 
  • RecycleForce 
  • Renewal Neighborhood Ministry, Inc. 
  • School on Wheels 
  • Second Helpings 
  • Shalom Health Care Center 
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Indianapolis Archdiocesan Council, Inc. 
  • Southeast Community Services 
  • Steps To Life Ministries, Inc. 
  • Stopover, Inc. 
  • The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation 
  • Trinity Haven, Inc. 
  • Trusted Mentors 
  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis 
  • You Yes You! Project

Although the bus pass grant period for this latest round is now closed, nonprofit organizations can still apply to receive a discount on purchasing bus passes. To learn more about the fund, visit the IndyGo Foundation page here. 

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