Youth Philanthropy Partner Network
The Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) provides technical assistance to a variety of partners both locally in Indiana and with national audiences such as the Foundation Center, National Center for Family Philanthropy, and Learning to Give. We assist Indiana’s Foundation Partners in incorporating youth philanthropy concepts into their programs and community initiatives. YPII partners with organizations that provide services and programs for young people including camp and afterschool programs, schools, and nonprofits with youth leadership and development initiatives. We also facilitate a the YPII Partner Network of 40+ community organizations that meet on a monthly basis to promote and raise the awareness of youth philanthropy. Our partners assist their fellow colleagues with creative ideas for engaging youth, foster awareness of youth philanthropy, and share innovative ideas for integrating philanthropic concepts into programming.
Beyond Monumental gives back to the Indianapolis community by supporting youth programming that reinforces healthy lifestyles for young people, with an emphasis on working with urban students and Indianapolis Public Schools, donating more than $875,000 in eight years. Their flagship event, the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, is a top 20 marathon in the US and is nationally recognized by Runners’ World as one of “Ten Great Marathons for First Timers”. Core goals include (1) educating Indianapolis youth about the benefits of exercise, proper diet and healthy living, (2) Combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency by promoting health, physical fitness and wellness in the Indianapolis community, and (3) utilizing proceeds from fund raising activities, specifically a marathon, to fund charities whose missions are consistent with the other purposes of this corporation.