IPL Project GreenSpace supports partnerships with neighborhood-based organizations to help eliminate blight and provide the expertise and resources to revitalize neighborhoods and public spaces.
Since 1995, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., in partnership with Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) and the City of Indianapolis, has helped neighborhoods, schools, churches, and other community-based organizations create beautiful places from vacant lots, old parking lots, medians, or little used areas. Often, these sites are neglected and overgrown—inviting littering, illegal dumping, or worse! These little-used, undervalued, or detrimental places are transformed into community assets--green and beautiful places that build community, encourage community pride, and add value to neighborhoods across Indianapolis.
HOW TO GUIDE
With our help, you can create a Pocket Park, landscape beautification, environmental planting, community vegetable garden, or neighborhood gateway.
Our grants are “project management” grants, meaning that we bring the plant material, tools, and project management expertise to the project, the applicant brings volunteers to do the work, provides lunch, and so forth. The key thing we look for in the application is a maintenance plan, who and how will you take care of the plantings once KIB is done helping you bring your vision to life? Projects with a strong maintenance plan will win out over the competition to receive a grant.
Check our grant application pages to see how to get organized and ready, and to see how to go about working with us on your project. Any group is eligible to apply. Our applications are a competitive process, so the more people you have involved and the more organized your group is, the more likely you will receive a project grant from us.
2012 Project Partners
Thanks to our IPL Project Greenspace Sponsors!