Annual Fundraising Goal


Learn More about our Immediate need programs

Learn more about reach early learning

SAVE The date

Fletcher Place Community Center has been a source of HOPE for the last 150+ years. Join us as we embark on our "Hope Starts Here" Annual Campaign with a goal of raising $250,000 to support our programs. With a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty, we have prioritized early childhood education. Enhancing that focus, we have determined that wrapping those families in comprehensive services is key to their success. All this while staying true to our mission of feeding the hungry. We are still feeding, clothing, and providing basic needs to the unhoused and all neighbors in need. Families receiving our early education scholarships are experiencing hunger, which underscores the broader challenges they face beyond educational needs.

Poverty is a thief. It deprives children of what they need to live, grow and thrive. It prevents children and adults alike from having dreams and aspirations of a better future. It steals their HOPE. Together, through supporting our programs, we have the power to restore HOPE and help families break free from the cycle of poverty.

Join us over the next 10 weeks on a journey of sharing our successes, learning more about our needs, and how with your support we can build HOPE and expand our reach even further.

Our journey will culminate at the Tailgate and Celebrate event on Thursday, September 12th as we come together to celebrate a successful campaign.
With the knowledge that education is the best tool to break the cycle of poverty, FPCC has been expanding our REACH Early Learning (EL) program. REACH EL is an affordable, diverse Paths to Quality Level 3 early learning program for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. REACH EL offers opportunities for scholarships to children while supporting their parents to gain valuable education and training in alignment the 2Gen Poverty model in partnership with Southeast Community Services (SECS) Center for Working Families. Having REACH EL housed within FPCC allows us to provide our immediate need services to families creating a supportive “family village” that aids in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Staying true to our mission to ease the burden of low to moderate income individuals who struggle with life's basic needs, FPCC has maintained our immediate need programs of providing hot meals, sack meals, food pantry, free thrift store and free produce from the community garden. We also recognize that our students and their families on scholarship at REACH EL are hungry. We provide breakfast, lunch, and snack as well as access to all our immediate need services.

Building Maintenance/Staff Empowerment
Maintaining world class programming takes well maintained facilities. A recent grant to expand early learning seats allowed us to not only create new classrooms but update our current ones as well as address crucial building maintenance with a much-needed new roof and HVAC system. World class programs also take a fairly compensated and trained staff. We have been dedicated to ensuring our staff receive living wages, expanding benefits and providing training opportunities.

Hope Starts with You
All of this important work takes financial support. We are asking you to join the Hope Starts Here Annual Campaign to support scholarships, immediate need programs, and operating costs. In reaching our goal of $250,000, we will provide HOPE in the following ways:
  • $200,000 in annual scholarship support to qualified families, creating HOPE for a better future.
  • $35,000 in immediate needs support, creating HOPE for those living in poverty, knowing they have a place to get their next meal.
  • $15,000 in operating support, creating HOPE for our staff knowing they have access to resources to carry out our mission.

Help Us Create Hope!

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The History of Fletcher Place Community Center

lost revenue in the State of Indiana due to lost wages and tax revenue when parents can't work.

$2.2 Billion

return on investment from Early Childhood Education Programs.


number of children under age 5 in need of care in the 46203 area code (neighborhood FPCC serves).


of children in Marion County who face food insecurity.


of annual earnings low income families spend on childcare in Indiana.


THe Why?

2023 Annual report

2023 Stats
REACH Early Learning
  • 56 children enrolled in REACH Early Learning.
  • 95% of our families on scholarship or voucher.
  • 78 attended Family Engagement nights.
  • 100% of our families received holistic services such as weekend snack packs, Farm to Table recipe kits, and tickets to local events.

Immediate Need Services
  • 6,698 Hot Meals served. 16,082 sack meals distributed.
  • 2,040 food pantry baskets distributed.
  • 2,675 free thrift store visits. 834 hygiene kits distributed.
  • 3,455 pounds of produce harvested and distributed to 475 neighbors.
  • 245 children received Christmas gifts including toys and clothing.
  • 103 unhoused neighbors attended a special Christmas breakfast and received gifts.
  • 4,532 volunteer hours from 1,543 volunteers.

Empowering Futures, Feeding Minds, Nourishing Souls &
Making BIG Impacts

How we Help


Make A donation 
One time or REcurring

$50 Donation feeds 20 people a hot meal.

$100 Donation provides 25 food pantry baskets for families in need.

$150 Donation provides 50 snack packs to our REACH kiddos as well as our unhoused neighbors.

$250 Donation supports our Community Garden.

$1,000 Donation covers a month of tuition for a student and their low income family to attend REACH Early Learning.

$2,500 supports our new roof and HVAC units.

One time donation, recurring monthly gift, stock gifts, or a legacy gift.

How You Can Help

Make a donation

Donate to Fletcher Place Community Center and support the community. Let us bring hope, compassion, renewal to children and families struggling with financial issues.

Help Break the Cycle of Poverty

Second Helpings


Central Indiana Senior Fund

United Way of Central Indiana


Women's Fund of Central Indiana

Metro Ministries, Inc.

A CICF Affiliate

The Indianapolis Foundation

Ahrendts Couch Foundation

Hoover Family Foundation

Noyes Foundation

United Methodist Churches of Indiana

The Brave Heart Foundation

United Methodist Foundation

Early Learning Indiana

Early Years Initiative

CICF Senior Fund

Pacers Foundation

The Rogers Family Foundation

Stansfield Circle

A special thank you to our Donors & Partners for supporting our efforts to break the cycle of poverty!