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Putting your donations to good work.

IPSF leverages financial and in-kind resources to support a variety of programs, making significant impact on our city’s first responders and the public safety of our community. The IPSF Board of Directors is committed to furthering its work through these programs, with continual process improvement and data-collection for program analysis.

Graffiti Abatement Unit
Enhancing pride in Indy’s neighborhoods: one square foot at a time.

Launched in 2015, the Graffiti Abatement Unit (GAU) is an innovative, public-private partnership between the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indianapolis Fire Department, Indy Public Safety Foundation, EmployIndy, MIBOR REALTOR® Association and RecycleForce. Since its inception, the GAU has removed over 100,000 square feet of graffiti – all of which at no cost to home or business owners.

The GAU Crew is led by a light duty IMPD police officer, who provides project direction, support and mentorship. The GAU crew is staffed by RecycleForce, a social enterprise delivering comprehensive and innovative recycling services in support of workforce training, development and job placement for formerly incarcerated men and women transitioning back to society. Through a rotation with the GAU crew, participants learn valuable skills in inventory management, maintenance, painting and more.

Your support will help us meet the needs of Indy's police, fire and EMS.

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