Founder, Dave Withey, was propelled to fill a gap within the Indianapolis community. After helping an aging relative with simple home repairs, he was tuned into a glaring need within our city. Elderly homeowners without the means to hire for home repairs, without the family to call upon, and without the social circles to find help in were falling through the cracks all throughout the city's neighborhoods.
In 2013 Withey officially founded NeighborLink Indianapolis Foundation with the help of the NeighborLink Network and a handful of friends and fellow volunteers. Since then, NeighborLink Indianapolis has provided thousands of home repairs to thousands of homeowners throughout Indianapolis.
Mission & Vision
NeighborLink Indianapolis' mission is simple. We are here to provide home repairs to low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities who own their own home at no cost. We do
this to allow those individuals the ability to age in place safely and with dignity.
11 Groups tackled 10 large projects
Though numbers overall were down in 2020, the comparison to 2019 numbers in such a short window of operation in 2020 would have put us on track to have our largest number of projects ever. Total calls for project requests since July 2020 were 419. After vetting for age, income, geography and project type, the number of requests we were able to add into our queue was 83. Due to COVID-19 we were unable to take indoor projects this year which significantly decreased the number of project types we could accept in 2020.
Of those 83, the icons to the left were their numbers. Below is the chart of projects completed in 2020.
One of the main service gaps NeighborLink Indianapolis tackles for its community is helping clear Marion County Health Department citations. On average, the 28 citations in 2020 comprised of 3 projects. The highest amount of projects for one citation household was 7. In total, for 2020, 54 projects were completed for 28 citation cases. For those projects that aren't completed yet, reasons were weather, indoor (paused due to COVID), and contractor need.
NeighborLink Indianapolis Foundation's goal is to one day serve the entire Indianapolis geography. However, with the exception of citation cases, we serve a limited number of zip codes within the city. Of those, these are the top ten zip codes served and the number of projects completed in 2020 compared to those requested and vetted since July 2020.
Since incorporating in 2013, our operations have grown tremendously and at a very aggressive pace. With the exception of 2020, being the anomaly that it was, our income has increased and our change in net assets has always ended positively.
Our expenses increased significantly when we hired our first employee, but our income increased as well, covering the extra expense that year.
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES 2020
FINANCIAL POSITION 12/31/2020
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT RELATIONS
DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS & COMMUNICATIONS
This year brought more staffing resources to NeighborLink Indianapolis than ever before. In order to grow and meet the need of our city, it was determined time to begin hiring some key roles to help further the mission of the organization.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY & PARTNER ENGAGEMENT