​Since 1976, KIB has helped its neighbors plant more than 50,000 trees and collected millions of tons of litter. We accomplish these lofty goals by engaging diverse communities through our hands-on programs and initiatives to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive.


Indianapolis is the twelfth largest city in the United States, and it is by-far one of our country’s most livable big cities.  For those who reside and work here, our Indianapolis has a quality about it that makes even the heart of a bustling downtown feel like home. Indy's Hoosier character and hospitality makes the city special.


Our greatest contribution to society is discovering medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives. But our company vision—to improve global health in the 21st century—demands that we do even more. We believe it is our responsibility to do more. Globally, locally and personally, we devote our time, resources and expertise to advancing health and improving lives—all with the goal of making life better for people around the world.


Indy Parks connects communities by providing places and experiences that inspire healthy living social engagement, and a love of nature. Indy Parks offers 210 parks, 11,254 acres, 125 playgrounds, 155 sports fields, 135 miles of trails, 23 recreation centers, 5 nature centers, 19 aquatic centers, 22 spray grounds, 13 golf courses, and 4 dog parks. 


Indy DO Day consists of several days when the people of Indianapolis get to know their neighbors, take ownership of their neighborhoods and take care of one another. It’s decentralized, ground-up, people-powered community improvement. It’s about pride, shared ownership, and stronger relationships. It’s about building the most civically-engaged community in the nation where every day is a Do Day.

PLAN 2020

Plan 2020, a partnership led by the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee and the Department of Metropolitan Development, City of Indianapolis established a framework for an unprecedented degree of coordination and collaboration between public, private and philanthropic organizations in order to realize the community’s collective vision for the future. An underlying purpose of Plan 2020 was and is to stitch as many existing plans, ideas and initiatives together into a broader, cohesive storyline.


Indiana University Health's mission is to improve the health of our patients and community through innovation and excellence in care, education, research and service. The vision that guides IU Health is as follows: "We will lead the transformation of healthcare through quality, innovation and education, and make Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states."

it's my city coalition


The Indy Chamber serves as a voice of progress and improvement in the region, uniting business and community to maintain a strong economy and quality of life. Our advocacy efforts, networking events, economic development initiatives, and other member benefits  position members, business leaders and the community for success.


ROW is a grassroots initiative designed to reclaim the benefits of Indianapolis' waterways; to provide opportunities for physical, human, and economic development. It’s about helping neighbors strengthen waterways, and in turn, helping waterways strengthen neighborhoods.


As an adaptive and flexible cultural organization, Big Car draws together people of all backgrounds to promote and perpetuate creativity, invigorate public places, and support better neighborhoods. Big Car is a creative community builder working to boost livability from an engagement-based arts perspective. Our mission statement: We bring art to people and people to art, sparking creativity in lives to support communities. 


Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis is the local office of the country’s largest community development corporation. We are dedicated to transforming distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities—good places to work, do business, and raise children.


The Indianapolis Parks Foundation is a leader in developing and sustaining Indy’s parks, trails, greenways, and public spaces by connecting resources to needs to better establish and maintain a safe thriving community.


IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public transit service throughout Marion County. On February 27, Indianapolis City-County Council approved dedicated funding for transit projects. Visit our website, follow @IndyGoBus on Twitter, or call 317.635.3344 for more information.


IndyHub represents and advocates on behalf of the largest network of 20-/30-somethings in Indianapolis. We believe that a diverse and engaged community is the strength of Indy's today and tomorrow.


The Arts Council of Indianapolis connects artists, audiences, businesses, foundations, and arts and cultural organizations with opportunities to explore and expand central Indiana’s creative vitality.  In addition to partnering with all sectors of the community on arts-related projects of all kinds, we envision a city where public art is essential to creating inspiring places, living in cohesive neighborhoods, and helping culture thrive.


This Sapphire is all about “Performing Arts with Purpose”—creating performances and programs that directly meet community needs. The Sapphire engages aspects of theatre to benefit Indianapolis as community collaborators, creative placemakers and cultural entrepreneurs. We are mobile—reaching underrepresented audiences—bringing theatre to the people rather than people to the theatre. We deliver innovative, audience-driven performances, installations and collaborations designed for the common good.


The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is the world class leader in urban trails and linear parks and is committed to a sustainable funding model that ensures accessible connections for future generations on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail:  A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick.


Founded in 1993, Downtown Indy, Inc., a public/private partnership existing to improve Downtown, is also known as Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. As a private, not-for-profit organization, Downtown Indy, Inc. is uniquely positioned to address issues that affect the area’s growth and well-being. Downtown Indy, Inc. focuses on development, management, marketing and activation to advance Downtown as a great place to live, learn, work and play.

Interested in joining?

Are you a business, organization or individual that wants to have a key role in creating a clean, green, and beautiful Indianapolis? Do you have resources to contribute or projects that fit the vision of the It's My City Coalition?