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Our Louder Than Words grants serve as part of Finish Line's Louder Than Words platform and our goal to support diverse and underserved communities. These
grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that make a difference in our corporate Indianapolis neighborhood as well as communities across the country.

In 2023, we will invest $500,000 in nonprofits whose projects impact Health & Wellness, Workforce Development and Safe

Communities. Grants up to $10,000 will be awarded. Please visit this link to see more details and apply.


Grant Cycle 1 Grant Cycle 2 Grant Cycle 3


Health & Wellness


April 1 - May 15


end of June


Workforce Development


June 1 - July 15


end of August


Safe Communities


September 1 - October 15


end of November

2022 Grant Recipients
Community Alliance of the Far Eastside $25,000 to cover the costs for curriculum and supplies to engage youth in gardening and other healthy living activities.
Indiana Black Expo $25,000 to support Indiana Black Expo's Performing Arts Academy (PAA), an innovative initiative that uses youth's interest and passion in the performing arts to advance student academic outcomes.
Lawrence Community Gardens $10,000 to support the produce market and summer youth program.
Project Free $25,000 to support financial literacy programs like budgeting and home ownership.
100 Men Enterprises (Mansfield, TX) $25,000 to provide mentoring, education and job training for 100 at-risk young men
1000 Ties (Lindhurst, Ohio) $25,000 to support the 1000 Ties Etiquette Program including materials, incentives and workshops for young men.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (Atlanta, GA) $25,000 to expand Social-Emotional Development Strategy to help youth build skills that maintain healthy relationships, manage impulse control, and improve mental health.
Camp Rise Above (Charleston, SC) $25,000 to expand programming of adaptive camps for kids and young adults with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.
Cardinal Shehan Center (Bridgeport, CT) $11,500 to support the Girls Zone Program which provides girls in 4th-8th grades with a safe space to express themselves and discuss topics that are related specifically to them.
ForKids (Chesapeake, VA) $25,000 to provide the support families need to achieve self-sufficiency and to provide direct financial assistance to households in need.
HomeFront (Lawrenceville, NJ) $25,000 to support the Children's Champion Program which provides critical mental and behavioral healthcare, case management support, and academic and arts enrichment for youth at the emergency family shelter and those living at local motels.
Ladies Learning to Lead (Tallahassee, FL) $22,000 to support the Career Mentoring Program which provides professional development classes, field trips to local universities, and guest speakers for young ladies.
Mama to Mama (Louisville, KY) $25,000 to compensate doulas and provide them with training to be able to support mothers at no cost.
Operation Taking Back 901 (Memphis, TN) $25,000 to hire and secure key talent, construction, inventory, working capital, and organizational development to continue many successful programs for teens in need.
Precious Dreams Foundation (Nationwide) $25,000 to support the Comfort Drop Program which provides therapeutic workshops and delivers comfort items that give foster youth the opportunity to discover well-being through bedtime essentials, inspirational stories, and self-soothing activities.
Ser Familia (Kennesaw, GA) $25,000 to support youth programming that meets growing mental health and educational needs in the Latino community.
SGA Family & Youth Services (Chicago, IL) $25,000 to provide youth enrichment services which include leadership development, after-school programs, arts, and more.
Soles4Souls (NYC, NY) $25,000 to provide 1,250 children experiencing homelessness in NYC with a new pair of athletic sneakers in Fall 2022.
Students Run Philly Style (Philadelphia, PA) $25,000 to support MileUp, a diversion program that serves youth facing misdemeanor and felony charges.
Together We Rise (Brea, CA) $25,000 to support the Family Fellowship Scholarship program which provides financial assistance, mentoring and academic supplies to aged-out foster youth.
We Build Black (Brooklyn, NY) $25,000 to support the FAST TRACK: Workforce Development program which provides laptops, stipends, and Google Certification in areas of computer science to low-income, minority New Yorkers.
2021 Grant Recipients
Clean for Green $50,000 to pay youth for cleaning up their neighborhood and provide mentorship.
Coburn Place Safe Haven II Inc. $25,000 to provide flex funds for survivors when leaving an abuser.
EmployIndy $50,000 to connect individuals to the Job Readiness Training Program for Justice-Involved Opportunity Youth.
Happy Hollow Children's Camp, Inc. $25,000 to support 400+ children to attend summer camp and provide them an opportunity to see life outside their neighborhood.
1000 Ties (Lindhurst, Ohio) $17,400 to support the 1000 Ties Etiquette Program including materials, incentives and workshops.
Equal Justice Initiative (Montgomery, Ala.) $25,000 to support the development of digital content and other resources to educate people about the history of injustice.
Gary Comer Youth Center (Chicago, Ill.) $10,000 for the Bike Club that provides youth the opportunity to become safe riders and repair their bicycles.
Los Angeles Parks Foundation (Los Angeles, Calif.) $25,000 for Girls Play Los Angeles which provides sports programming to approximately 3,000 girls in low-income neighborhoods.
Reclaimed Hope Initiative (Charlottesville, Va.) $25,000 to expand their Camp Hope program for children with special behavioral or mental needs.
Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village $25,000 for construction of the Flint Sportsplex which will host sports programs for Flint residents at no cost.
A Place Called Home $25,000 to address basic urgent needs for youth and families in South Central Los Angeles including food insecurity.
TrackGirlz $25,000 to to involve girls in empowerment workshops and street race events.
The Thinkubator $25,000 to place 50 Black, Latinx, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ youth in paid internship opportunities.

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