We give back to the community in so many ways
The fact that Indiana Members Credit Union is a non-profit organization is one of the most important things about us. Why? As a non-profit, we’re all about serving you and members like you. By managing our organization well and keeping costs under control, we’re able to offer higher dividends on savings accounts and make loans at remarkably affordable rates.
We also serve you by giving back to the communities our members call home. Just as we help our members enhance their financial well-being, we help the places they live become stronger and healthier. A key channel for that support is the Indiana Members Foundation, which we created to provide Indianapolis-area schoolchildren with what they need to support learning and educational success.
The Indiana Members Foundation conducts a variety of activities as part of that mission. For example, as part of our support for the Indy BackPack Attack School Supply Drive, we’ve donated more than 957,000 school supplies (including 54,000 backpacks) since 2006. We’ve given more than 3,800 school uniforms so students in need wouldn’t have to buy them, and have provided $126,000 in scholarships since 2017 through the Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program.
We’ve donated more than 20 tons of food to pantries in the communities we serve, and more than 3,000 books to the Salvation Army’s Ruth Lilly Women & Children’s Center. For the past four years, we’ve served monthly lunches to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House, while their kids received treatment at Riley Hospital for Children.
The Foundation also has three grant programs which has awarded over $87,000. The Mike & Marti Ney People Helping People Grant supports schools and community organizations that help children to achieve success in learning. The Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant provides money to schools and community organizations that help children achieve success in learning through the arts. And the Terry Renick Legacy Golf Grant supports golf programs at local high schools.
Other efforts include the Canvas for a Cause program which has raised more than $69,000 for 80 different organizations and causes, and our employees’ Friday Jean Initiative that has raised more than $78,000 for a long list of local charities. To learn more about the Indiana Members Foundation and how you can help support our efforts, visit our website at imf4kids.org