COMMUNITY SUPPORT

IN THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE

Community support and social responsibility are so vital to Indiana Trust that our strategic plan recognizes Community Relations as one of three pillars of our company’s success.

In fact, Indiana Trust has been supporting charitable organizations in the communities we serve since our company's inception more than 30 years ago.

It was important to our founders then, and it remains an important part of our company’s culture today.

Volunteerism & Board Service

We encourage employee volunteerism with organizations whose missions they feel strongly about – whether through board service, volunteer projects, or individual financial support. Leading by example, David Kibbe serves on the board of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, is Chair of the Chancellor’s Advisory Board at IU South Bend and is President of the boards of both Hope Ministries and the IUSB Arts Foundation.

Major Gifts

To say the pandemic has had an extraordinary effect on communities throughout the globe would be an understatement. In December of 2020, Indiana Trust gave a total of $50,000 to area food banks in Northern and East Central Indiana – specifically the Food Bank of Northern Indiana in Mishawaka and Second Harvest Food Bank in Muncie.

Major Sponsorships

We also believe excellence in stewardship includes support of the arts and local school systems, in addition to humanitarian and social service organizations.

As such, Indiana Trust is the Pops Series title sponsor for the South Bend Symphony Orchestra and has a five-year founding member partnership with the South Bend Education Foundation.

Nonprofit Spotlight Program

The Indiana Trust Nonprofit Spotlight program, which was launched in January of 2021, consists of recognizing, rewarding, and promoting a nonprofit organization in one or more of our company’s footprint areas on a monthly basis, as a way to highlight various nonprofit organizations throughout the year and bring attention to the good work being done in the communities they serve.

Each Nonprofit Spotlight organization receives a $1,000 corporate donation, publicity (via the Indiana Trust web blog, email, and social media posts), and they're also eligible for employee gift-matching throughout the year.

As a majority employee-owned company, matching our employees’ contributions is an opportunity for Indiana Trust to support local nonprofits whose missions connect with our employees.

Awards

Team Award photo

The results of some of our corporate efforts were recognized in 2021, when Indiana Trust was presented with the Company of the Year award by the YWCA of North Central Indiana at their annual "Tribute" gala.

In a unique community support offering, Tina Patton delivers an engaging and thought-provoking educational presentation suitable for service clubs, schools, and other organizations, seeking to bring people together to create healthier, more inclusive communities.

Contributions, Sponsorships, and Program Support

While not an exhaustive list, the following are many of the charitable organizations Indiana Trust has supported via sponsorship and program support in recent years:

  • 100 Black Men of Greater South Bend (NPS 2021)
  • 100 Women Who Care-Elkhart County
  • 100 Women Who Care-Michiana
  • A Better Way of Muncie (NPS 2023)
  • A Rosie Place for Children (specialty hospital for medically fragile children – NPS 2021)
  • Alcohol & Addictions Resource Center
  • American Cancer Society (NPS 2023)
  • American Heart Association
  • Art League of South Bend
  • Ball State PBS
  • Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County (NPS 2023)
  • Boys & Girls Club of St. Joseph County (NPS 2023)
  • Bertha Crosley Ball Center for Compassion
  • Boy Scouts LaSalle Council
  • Child & Parent Services of Elkhart County aka CAPS (NPS 2023)
  • Cancer Resources for Elkhart County
  • Christ Child Society of South Bend (NPS 2021)
  • Clubhouse of St. Joseph County (NPS 2022)
  • Cultivate Culinary Food Rescue (NPS 2022)
  • David Owsley Museum of Art (NPS 2021)
  • Dismas House
  • Elkhart Civic Theater (NPS 2021)
  • Elkhart Chapter of the Indiana Black Expo
  • Elkhart Rotary
  • ETHOS Innovation Center (NPS 2022)
  • Family & Children’s Center
  • Fischoff National Chamber Music Association (NPS 2023)
  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana (*major gift 2020)
  • Forever Learning Institute
  • Foundation of St. Joseph Healthcare (Secret Sisters Society)
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana Michiana (NPS 2021)
  • Goshen Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce
  • Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County (NPS 2023)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County 
  • Hopewell Center (NPS 2022)
  • Hope Ministries (NPS 2022)
  • Hospice Foundation (Center for Hospice - NPS 2022)
  • Humane Society of Elkhart County (NPS 2022)
  • Indiana University South Bend via IU Foundation (NPS 2023)
  • Inside Out (NPS 2023)
  • Ivy Tech Community College / Ivy Tech Foundation
  • Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana & Elkhart County (NPS 2022)
  • Junior League of South Bend
  • LaCasa di Amistad (NPS 2023)
  • Logan Foundation (NPS 2022)
  • Minnetrista (NPS 2021)
  • Mishawaka Education Foundation (NPS 2023)
  • Mishawaka Historical Museum
  • Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
  • Muncie Mission (NPS 2022)
  • Muncie Symphony Orchestra / Orchestra Indiana (Indiana Trust Pops Series title sponsorship)
  • Oaklawn Foundation (NPS 2021)
  • Potawatomi Zoological Society (NPS 2022)
  • Prevent Child Abuse St. Joseph County 
  • Real Services
  • Reins of Life (NPS 2022)
  • Riverbend Cancer Services (NPS 2021)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Michiana
  • Rotary Clubs of Elkhart and South Bend
  • Ruthmere Foundation
  • Salvation Army of Elkhart County
  • Scholarship Foundation of St. Joseph County (NPS 2023)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank (major gift 2021 - see above)
  • South Bend Education Foundation (major 5-year sponsorship - see above)
  • South Bend Firefighters Association
  • South Bend Chamber of Commerce
  • South Bend Community Hall of Fame
  • South Bend Lyric Opera (NPS 2022)
  • South Bend Museum of Art
  • South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • South Bend Rotary
  • *South Bend Symphony Orchestra (Indiana Trust Pops Series title sponsorship)
  • St. Margaret's House (NPS 2023)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of South Bend (NPS 2022)
  • United Religious Community of St. Joseph County (NPS 2023)
  • United Way organizations of St. Joseph, Elkhart, and Delaware Counties (NPS 2021)
  • Wellfield Botanic Gardens (NPS 2021)
  • WNIT-TV Michiana PBS
  • WVPE Public Radio
  • Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County (NPS 2021)
  • YWCA of North Central Indiana / Elkhart Safe Haven (NPS 2021)
  • YWCA of Muncie (NPS 2021)