Southeast Neighborhood Development
ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION Southeast Neighborhood Development, Inc. (SEND) is a not-for-profit (IRS 501 (c)(3) designation) community development corporation established by neighborhood residents and community leaders. The organization is guided by its membership through a neighborhood-based Board of Directors. Its primary source of funding is from private contributions, public foundations and governmental grants/contracts.
MISSION STATEMENT SEND’S mission is to “revitalize the near southeast side of Indianapolis and to enhance the quality of life of its diverse spectrum of residents” SEND accomplishes its mission by: Creating and maintaining quality affordable housing which enhances the historic fabric of the neighborhood while empowering the poor through the creation of community and family assets; Expanding and creating opportunities for neighborhood businesses to grow and prosper; Creating and implementing programs which enable residents to develop the capacity to succeed in a changing society, with special emphasis on youth; Beautifying and enhancing public areas and facilities, as well as upgrading the efficiency of the neighborhood’s infrastructure; and Serving as an advocate for the interests of the entire community. SEND accomplishes its mission under the leadership and guidance of a volunteer Board of Directors and several standing committees which are primarily comprised of neighborhood residents.