The Mind Trust receives $24 million in local and national grants

The Mind Trust receives three grants totaling $24 million from The City Fund, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, and Lilly Endowment Inc. to support high-quality schools and education talent in Indianapolis.

In promising start, 6 of 7 Innovation Schools supported by The Mind Trust earn A's or B's.

See state letter grade and ISTEP results for IPS Innovation Schools.

The fifth class of Innovation School Fellows aim to help create, transform public schools in Indy

Top educators Tihesha Henderson, Kimberly Neal, and Alicia Hervey aim to design, launch, and operate new Innovation Network Schools in IPS.


Creating Great Public Schools for Every Student

Great schools are transformative. They improve the lives of the students they serve and create new possibilities for the communities where they are located. At The Mind Trust, we aim to help create enough great schools to ensure every student in Indianapolis has the opportunity to attend one.

Our Campaign About Us Innovators Apply Here Our Impact Publications
We strive to provide every Indy student access to a quality school.
Alicia Hervey
2018 Innovation School Fellow
Tihesha Henderson
2018 Innovation School Fellow
Kimberly Neal
2018 Innovation School Fellow
Carroll Bilbrey
2018 Charter School Fellow
Naomi Nelson
2018 Charter School Fellow
Darius Sawyers
2018 Charter School Fellow
Aleicha Ostler
Launching Invent Learning Hub, a K-8 charter school
Indianapolis is the fourth best city in America for family choice in education.
Students enrolled in charter schools for four consecutive years close the achievement gap with state peers.
A great teacher not only improves students’ test scores, but also increases their chances of going to college.
Through its incubators, The Mind Trust is building a network of schools and nonprofits in Indianapolis.
In 2014, the Mayor's Office, IPS and The Mind Trust partnered to launch Innovation Network Schools in IPS.
The majority of principals of schools incubated by The Mind Trust identify as people of color.