Our foundation was incorporated as a 501(3)c in Indiana in 2002, ten years after the neighborhood was established as a historic district. The foundation is committed to the improvement of our neighborhood for present and future residents and its contribution to the greater downtown Indianapolis community.
The first project funded by the foundation was 10th street. All the old bricks were removed and a new base and drainage were installed with new bricks. A massive undertaking but one critical to ensuring safe travel through our neighborhood and maintaining this important historic detail. Most recently, funds were used on the St. Joseph banners displayed around the neighborhood.
Donations will be put in our fund for use on future projects. If specific fundraising efforts are underway, we will detail them on this page. We are a 501(3)c non-profit.
In late 2020, thirteen street banners were installed around our neighborhood. The banners feature the St. Joseph logo that was developed earlier that year and help provide a sense of identity to our neighborhood.
Conversations are underway with the Arts Council discussing a few projects to showcase our neighborhood's history and support local artists.
We were awarded a matching grant in 2021 to reimagine the triangle median at the entrance to our neighborhood (St. Clair / Fort Wayne / Alabama). We are awaiting preliminary analysis from DPW before they move to the design phase so it's likely 2-3 years away.
Since alleyways without names are not eligible for a lot of public right-of-way based funding, it is on our radar that we may need to help support maintenance of some alleys in the years to come.