Support Our Efforts in Indiana

Help build our community with your contribution – IBE received three stars from Charity Navigator and has been awarded a “Give with Confidence!” rating.

IBE is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible. Donations help fund IBE programs all year long that are core to our charitable mission – to serve as an effective voice and vehicle for the social and economic advancement of youth and families in Indiana.

As you consider different ways to become involved with and support Indiana Black Expo, also consider contributing your talent and become one of our great volunteers for IBE events or programs. For more information click the button below and let us know who you are.

IBE Scholarship Fund

$4.6 Million Awarded To Date

Your donation helps Indiana Black Expo provide scholarships for deserving Indiana students enrolled in 2 year or 4 year accredited institutions of higher education. Since 1984, Indiana Black Expo has awarded more than $4.6 million in scholarships, and on average between 40-50 Indiana students benefit from the financial support.  Your donation to the IBE Scholarship Fund allows us to provide support to more scholars as they strive to reach their dreams.

Teacher Development

Our Annual Education Conference

Every year, our annual Education Conference assembles some of the best minds in the nation to offer teachers, administrators, policymakers, and those concerned with education resources, best practices, and professional development in the area of cultural competency and equity. Lectures, workshops, breakout sessions, and hands-on demonstrations help place educators in a position to enhance skills and knowledge. This has become one of the biggest education conferences in the country. Your support will help ensure that teachers from Indiana who may need assistance to travel, can attend the conference held each summer as a part of the Summer Celebration.

Our Performing Arts Academy

Enhancing Educational Experiences

The Performing Arts Academy (PAA) provides dance, music production, videography/photography, and acting programs to middle and high school youth in Central Indiana. The program components include weekly classes, academic support, and an infusion of Black History. In order to succeed academically, our youth need to be “empowered” and a huge empowerment gap exists with underrepresented youth. PAA utilizes the performing arts to connect passion and purpose, all with the goal of improving academics and helping youth realize their greater possibilities.

General Support for IBE

Support IBE's Mission

For over fifty years, IBE has been a committed voice and vehicle for social and economic advancement within the State of Indiana. Not just during our Summer Celebration and Circle City Classic® but year-round, state-wide through our 12 chapters. Your support will help us deliver programs and services to all corners of Indiana where our community needs us.