Name change and rebrand align with organizational mission and direction
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis-based community development organization Renew Indianapolis has announced a name change and accompanying rebrand. The organization has changed its name to Intend Indiana (Intend) to better align with its mission of connecting people to opportunities through its four mission-driven initiatives. In addition, the name more accurately reflects Intend’s goal to advance community development across Indiana, not just in Indianapolis.
The organization chose to pursue a name change to address key challenges after performing community surveys and stakeholder interviews last year. The name change and rebrand were focused on raising awareness of the organization’s expanded programs, providing clarity about what those programs do, and improving transparency around where the programs are available.
Intend Indiana will continue to focus on creating and preserving affordable housing, supporting neighborhood revitalization and fostering small business development through their innovative financing and development solutions, including the four primary initiatives:
- 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.
- Affordable HomeMATTERS: An initiative that works to preserve and develop inclusive, diverse and equitable homeownership opportunities.
- Renew Landbank: A program that returns vacant, abandoned and distressed properties to productive use.
“We are an organization driven by purpose in everything we do, and we’ve grown to provide community solutions across the entire state,” said Intend Indiana Chief Executive Officer Steven Meyer. “The new name of Intend Indiana better reflects our mission of connecting people to opportunity.”
“Intend Indiana offers innovative financing and development solutions that will enhance the quality of life for communities across the state,” said Intend Indiana Chief Operations Officer Stephanie Quick. “We remain committed to providing solutions to the unique needs of communities and families.”
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 also a chartered member of NeighborWorks America.