INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation (IPTF) is proud to partner with IndyGo to extend the Mobility Access Fund (MAF) to Marion County 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations for the second year.
In addition to the free and reduced programs already available to individual veterans, seniors, those with disabilities and students through IndyGo, this fund offers two resources to nonprofit organizations to help decrease the financial barrier for their clients using public transportation, including Bus Pass Grants and the Nonprofit Discount Program. The goal is to make it easier for nonprofits to assist Marion County residents seeking employment, food, healthcare and other essential services.
Through the Bus Pass Grants program, nonprofits can apply for free bus passes through an annual competitive grant process that distributes funds as they are available. Applications are now being accepted online through Oct. 31. Grants are expected to be awarded in January 2023.
“Our Mobility Access Fund is one of the best and most effective ways for us to directly connect with the nonprofit community here in Marion County,” said IPTF Executive Director Emily Meaux. “Between last year’s grants and our continued nonprofit discount program, we’ve already worked with more than 75 nonprofits to make a difference in residents’ lives. We’re excited to see how much of a positive impact the fund will have on our community in the coming year as well.”
The Nonprofit Discount Program offers organizations a 50% discount, up to $1,000 per year, to purchase full-fare bus passes. Nonprofit discount applications are currently open and accepted year-round.
Future grants and nonprofit discounts come from donations to the MAF and the partnership with IndyGo. To learn more or apply for bus pass grants or discounts, see the IPTF Nonprofit Resources Page.
If you have any questions, please contact IPTF Strategic Initiatives & Special Projects Manager Rachel Moss.