Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby Indianapolis, IN. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Helping young people make positive choices
Sports World, Inc. sends former professional athletes to share personal life experiences with students, helping them to recognize the consequences of their choices while challenging them with the message of hope. For over 30 years, the Sports World program is proven to help students make positive choices and to get help for their problems. After each program, students are encouraged to seek help from school counselors and adults they trust for issues such as suicidal thoughts, drug and alcohol use, and abusive relationships. The pros challenge students to set positive goals and take responsibility for their choices.
Partnering in medical evangelism
FAME exists to spread the fame of Jesus Christ to all nations through medical evangelism. FAME seeks to lead people to Christ and meet real physical needs by partnering with other mission organizations to deliver a unique combination of medical mission services providing: desperately needed medical facilities; life saving and sustaining medicines and medical supplies; and hands-on care through medically focused short-term mission teams. With the needs of many missionaries continuing to grow, FAME is available to be used by God as a conduit for medicine, funding, and the sending of medical personnel on short-term trips where they are needed most. FAME is committed to coming alongside missionaries and mission organizations to help provide oversight for the medical aspect of things in order that the door may be opened wide for the message of the Gospel.
Helping people and nature thrive
The mission of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. Each year, approximately 30,000 volunteers dig in together on more than 500 community improvement projects. These projects include tree plantings, creating greenspaces and pocket parks, outdoor classrooms, and litter clean ups. Founded in 1976 as a city agency, the organization became a nonprofit in 1981. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) is an award-winning affiliate of the national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful.
Transforming the body, mind, and soul of the poor in the Dominican Republic.
Solid Rock International is a Christian non-profit 501(c)3 organization focused on transforming the body, mind, and soul of the poor in the Dominican Republic. When Solid Rock International (formerly Solid Rock Missions) was first beginning as an organization in the early 1990s, the desire was, and still is today, to holistically serve the poor in the Dominican Republic by focusing on all aspects of health. SRI's first missionaries along with other founders professed,"We would like to express our gratitude to our Lord for allowing us to serve through the gifts, skills, and resources He has given us, to the poor of the Dominican Republic, providing health to the sick, bread to the hungry, education to the illiterate, assistance to the needy, and proclamation of the Kingdom of God."SRI acknowledges that there is so much more to wellness than just physical health. We believe we are called by God's Word to care for the poor, and by doing so, are serving God himself.
Friends for Life
The Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane) is the leading voice for the welfare of animals and improving their quality of life. Our vision is that all central Indiana animals are treated with dignity and respect and live free from cruelty, harm and neglect. IndyHumane is the first choice in providing direct services for shelter cats and dogs, including adoption, foster home placement, behavior training, appropriate medical care, and affordable spay/neuter services. As the voice for the animals, IndyHumane brings together like-minded animal-focused individuals and groups to educate the public about animal welfare issues and concerns. For over 100 years, it's all about the animals.
Because we care about our young people
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis believes every young person deserves to live a life filled with hope and opportunity. Because we care about our young people, we provide a safe, educational and positive atmosphere where they can prosper and reach their full potential.
Engage, Enlighten and Empower
The mission of the Indianapolis Zoo is to empower people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. To this end, we see ourselves as a conservation organization that operates a zoo as a key engagement and outreach strategy. The Zoo provides engaging exhibits throughout five biomes (Oceans, Deserts, Forests, Plains and Encounters). Each new exhibit is designed to provide an up-close encounter with the animal, and information that will enlighten guests about current conservation issues, empowering them to take personal action.
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Special Olympics Indiana provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, offering them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. We reach nearly 10,000 athletes across Indiana. Special Olympics Indiana is part of the international network of accredited Special Olympics Programs that reaches more than 2.5 million athletes with intellectual disabilities worldwide.
until every bowl is filled...
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. was founded in 1980. Ever since, we have grown as hunger has grown - fighting the crisis in central and southeastern Indiana every step of the way. Gleaners works to end hunger by engaging individuals and communities to provide food for people in need. We accomplish our mission by securing, storing and redistributing donated food to more than 250 charities, including food pantries, senior centers, shelters for battered women and children, homeless shelters, residential care centers, soup kitchens, faith-based nonprofits, and youth programs. Gleaners is grateful for the food and critical grocery items that come from more than 400 companies and organizations, and from hundreds of individuals.
Working together with Kiwanis International to serve the children of the world
Founded in 1939, the mission of the Kiwanis International Foundation is to financially assist Kiwanis International in serving the children of the world. The Kiwanis International Foundation has grown into a multimillion-dollar foundation providing grants to thousands of organizations worldwide aimed at making better the lives of children. Kiwanis, through guidance and example, works to develop future generations of leaders. Every day, Kiwanians are revitalizing neighborhoods, organizing youth-sports programs, tutoring, building playgrounds, and performing countless other projects to help children and communities.
Zero tolerance for injury to patients
The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation's (APSF) mission is to improve continually the safety of patients during anesthesia care by encouraging and conducting safety research and education, patient safety programs and campaigns, and national and international exchange of information and ideas. The APSF persists in pursuit of its mission of zero tolerance for injury to patients. It serves as a model for the pioneering collaboration and commitment of the entire constellation of anesthesia-related professions to the common goal of patient safety.
Making a positive difference in the lives of students through agricultural education
Created in 1944, The National FFA Foundation provides companies, organizations and individuals with opportunities to provide financial resources and cooperation in support of FFA programs and other agricultural education organizations. FFA programs are funded through contributions at the local, state and national levels. The foundation, a separately-registered nonprofit organization, works with business and industry, organizations and individuals to raise funds to support the FFA mission. The foundation has a long history of being supported by dedicated volunteer leaders.