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IUF Donates $5,000 in Scholarships to the Tom Joyner Foundation

The Indianapolis Uplift Foundation and men of the Zeta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity donated $5,000 to the Tom Joyner Foundation on Saturday, June 8th at Tom Joyner “One More Time” Tour. Pictured is Bro Deon Levingston, Bro Jason Hunter, Bro David Hampton, IUF President – Bro Daniel Pierson and Bro Tom Joyner.

The Tom Joyner Foundation was founded in 1998 as the brainchild of nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner. The mission of the Foundation is to support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with scholarships, endowments and capacity-building enhancements.

Our Mission and Top Priorities

The Indianapolis Uplift Foundation strengthens underserved communities through Financial literacy, Economic Development and Educational programs.

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Economic Development




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The program is designed to teach African American male high school students to achieve their goals.


The program rewards high academic attainment by providing scholarship aid to high school seniors.

Financial Literacy

The dfree® financial freedom program is a movement that promotes financial freedom for adults.


The program is designed to promote awareness and opportunities of STEM careers for students.

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IUF launched the Lamplighters Mentoring Program in 2015.  Omega Lamplighters is an organization dedicated to helping young men of high school age in the Indianapolis community to grow and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. Our mission is to establish relationships with young men to offer support, mentorship, guidance and assist them in their transformation to manhood and enhance their leadership and academic skills.

Fundraising Programs

Seersucker and Sundress Soiree’

Annually the Indianapolis Uplift Foundation hosts the “Seersucker & Sundress Summer Soirée. The event is a fundraiser for the programs of IUF.

Amateur Scholarship Golf Tournament

Annually the Indianapolis Uplift Foundation hosts the Amateur Scholarship Golf Tournament. The tournament serves as a fundraiser to support the scholarship program.

Quepid Sweetheart Ball

Annually the Indianapolis Uplift Foundation hosts charity gaming activities such as casino games, tip books, and 50 / 50 raffles. The games serves as a fundraiser to support the programs of IUF.

Charity Gaming

Annually the Indianapolis Uplift Foundation hosts the QuePid Sweetheart Ball. The event is a fundraiser program for the programs of IUF and is designed for Men to celebrate life and love with their Sweethearts.

Upcoming Events


Omega Lamplighters

The Omega Lamplighters is a youth leadership organization for young men presented by the Indianapolis Uplift Foundation.  The youth and mentors meet monthly. More Details


Financial Literacy

IUF is hosting a free DFREE Workshop at the Meadows YMCA at 6pm on Tuesdays for 6 weeks.   REGISTER HERE



Seersucker and Sundress Soiree’

Seersuckers and Sundress Soiree’ is the most anticipated day party of the year! It is the major fundraiser for the Indianapolis Uplift Foundation.   PURCHASE TICKETS

IUF Scholarship Golf Tournament

The IUF Scholarship Golf Tournament is the major scholarship fundraiser for the Indianapolis Uplift Foundation.   golf or donate

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Because of your generosity, over 250 families had a better Christmas! Christmas can be a challenging time for many families. We Care Christmas Food Giveaway is designed to remove some of this pressure and share holiday cheer. Because of your financial contributions “We Care” has been able to feed hundreds of families who would have gone without holiday provisions.  Thank you so much for your support.

- Pastor Henzy Green

Our Partners & Sponsors

  • Zeta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 
  • AT&T
  • Stewart Speaker Series
  • Lawrence Township Schools
  • Cosmo Knights
  • HighPoint
  • RCR Technology
  • Saddlebrook Golf Course
  • Sahm Golf Course
  • Money Smart Week
  • Phi Mu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
  • dfree ® Financial Freedom Movement
  • Beam Suntory
  • The Life Project
  • Perry Grove Insurance
  • Indianapolis Early Birds
  • Maxine’s Chicken and Waffles
  • Just Wing’n It Crew
  • Ignite Achievement Academy
  • Microsoft
  • Republic National Distributing Company
  • Urban Technology Academy
  • Sovereign Brands
  • Southern Wine & Spirits
  • HGL Construction
  • Carlton Rose, United Way
  • McDonalds OKC
  • Coffin Golf Course
  • Kroger
  • Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Mike’s Car Wash
  • Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • NetWeb1Solutions
  • South Grove Golf Course
  • Pleasant Run Golf Course
  • Emmaus Christian Church

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