Building communities requires strong partnerships and Merchants Bank of Indiana has long been a passionate supporter of Renew Indianapolis. Merchants was the first to invest in Build Fund, Renew Indianapolis’ Community Development Financial Institution. When Build Fund won the LISC Love Thy Neighbor award for Opportunity, we were honored to have the award presented to us by Merchants. Merchants has also helped us establish Edge Fund, a revolving loan fund supporting affordable housing. Over the years, Merchants has been generous with its time, expertise, and talent.
Merchants is now supporting Renew Indianapolis as we plan for the future. With the support of a generous grant of $25,000, Renew Indianapolis will be planning for 2020 and beyond. During this process, Renew Indianapolis will be reaching out to residents, community leaders, partner organizations, funders, and other stakeholders for feedback on how best to fulfill our mission. Look for opportunities soon to provide us with ideas and priorities for the years ahead. With the help of Merchants and our other partners, we will develop a strategy not just for next year, but to continue to be a leader in community development in Indianapolis.
CEO Steven Meyer pictured with Becca Murphy of Merchants Bank of Indiana