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Groundwork Indy


To foster the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic & social well-being.


Groundwork Indy (GWI) is changing places and changing lives by employing Indianapolis youth to work on community-based projects that equitably enhance environmental, economic, and social well-being. Groundwork’s youth programs, which primarily engage low-income Black youth, are committed to engaging all youth as whole people with incredible potential and to providing a structured and caring work environment that involves youth in meaningful work that builds resilience and a sense of agency and hope.

Arthur Dean Family Foundation Funding
  • 2023: Core Operating/Unrestricted Funding
  • 2021: Core Operating/Unrestricted Funding
  • 2020: Program support for Green Team and Groundcorp youth programs