Intend Indiana, Inc. (Intend) is a non-profit that advances comprehensive community development through innovative financing and development solutions that create and preserve affordable housing, support neighborhood revitalization efforts, and foster small business development. Incorporated in 1987 to serve the near northside neighborhoods of Indianapolis, Intend has grown to provide community solutions across the state.
Intend is the result of Renew Indianapolis and King Park Development Corporation joining together in 2020 to leverage the strengths and expertise of two successful organizations. Intend focuses on four main initiatives:
- Renew Landbank – To return vacant, abandoned, and distressed properties to productive use
- Affordable HomeMatters – To preserve and develop inclusive, diverse, and equitable homeownership opportunities.
- Build Fund – A certified CDFI that connects businesses to flexible, affordable, and responsible financing
- Edge Fund – A certified CDFI that provides flexible financing that promotes affordable, inclusive, and diverse housing opportunities
Intend partners with community-based organizations, non-profits, foundations, banks, and state and local governments to leverage resources and deliver impactful programs designed to meet the needs of the community. Intend Indiana is a chartered member of NeighborWorks America.
Intend Indiana envisions communities where quality of life, access to housing, and economic opportunities are not determined by race, socioeconomic background, or zip code. The communities support impactful partnerships that increase access to opportunities in ways that are equitable and inclusive.
Intend Indiana advances comprehensive community development through innovative financing and development solutions that create and preserve affordable housing, support neighborhood revitalization efforts, and foster small business development.
Our Core Values
- Transparency: openness, communication, and accountability
- Integrity: honesty and strong adherence to our stated core values
- Empathy: recognizing and acknowledging the experiences and viewpoints of others
- Inclusion: expanding access, especially for those who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized
- Innovation: developing creative approaches to how we address existing challenges
Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are the foundations on which Intend Indiana is built. We acknowledge that economic systems continue to be discriminatory and cause great harm to communities of color. We will work to dismantle those systems through our lending, programs, and collaborations. We will hold ourselves accountable by publicly sharing established metrics, maintaining a diverse board and staff, and collaborating in meaningful partnerships.