Current initiatives

The Mind Trust engages with students, parents, community leaders, and educators to transform education in Indianapolis. Learn how you can get involved in our high-impact programs.

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For Families and Community

Go Farther Literacy Fund

The Go Farther Literacy Fund is a program from The Mind Trust to fund ideas from families and community organizations that strengthen Center Township student literacy skills. Awarded funds range from $150 to $5,000. Previous awards have helped create home libraries, funded pop-up community libraries, and supported student newspapers. Applications are due October 31.

Education Tours

Are you looking for a great K-12 public school? Join us for an Education Tour at elementary, middle, and high schools across the city this November and December. Enjoy coffee, bagels, and donuts, then meet the principal, see inside classrooms, and learn more about your local school options. Enroll Indy will be on-site to support families.

Celebrating Education Innovation

Join The Mind Trust on Friday, November 4, 2022 from 5:30pm-8:30pm for Celebrating Education Innovation, a dinner featuring Tamika Catchings and Marlin Jackson and honoring Teresa Lubbers.

Indiana Learns

Indiana Learns is a statewide grant program supporting reading and math growth for eligible young Hoosiers by funding tutoring in a variety of settings. Current 4th and 5th grade students may qualify for up to $1,000 in grant funding. Families can see if they are eligible, view funds, and schedule tutoring vendors at an online platform.

For School Leaders and Teachers

School Fellowship application now open

Through this nationally-unique, paid fellowship, exceptional educators with at least 5-7 years of school leadership experience have the opportunity to spend one to two years preparing to lead a new public school in Indianapolis.

Fellows receive personalized coaching, resources, and training throughout the program, as well as ongoing support once schools are launched. Since 2013, The Mind Trust’s Fellows have launched 27 charter and innovation schools in Indianapolis.

The application for The Mind Trust’s School Fellowship is now open.

Become and Indiana Learns Champion School or Champion Plus School

Indiana Learns is a statewide grant program supporting reading and math growth for eligible young Hoosiers by funding tutoring in a variety of settings. Indiana Learns Champion Schools are schools with families that are actively using Indiana Learns accounts to strengthen their student’s skill level in Math and Reading. Champion Schools may offer on-site math and english/language arts engagement opportunities—outside of school hours—to qualifying students. Schools can work with the eligible population to leverage the funds to support the delivery of qualified expenses.

Champion Plus Schools have all the characteristics of Champion Schools, PLUS they choose to match funds of $250 for eligible students. Indiana Learns will match the funds with an additional $250 for eligible students; totaling $1,000 per eligible student. These funds can be used on qualified expenses.