Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Our Mission, Goals, and Values

Our Mission
Our mission is to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. We address critical needs today and work to reduce those needs tomorrow. 

Our Goals & Strategies
Our community partnerships and initiatives are guided by these Goals and Strategies:

EDUCATION / Helping children, youth, and adults achieve their potential by:
  • Entering kindergarten ready to succeed
  • Graduating school with a purposeful plan
  • Building job and life skills
  • Support high-quality child care, after-school programs, healthy habits, and mentoring.
  • Promote the development of children birth-to-five.
  • Support efforts that help youth graduate high school with a viable plan for the future.


EARNINGS / Helping hard working families get ahead by:
  • Gaining and maintaining stable employment
  • Increasing and retaining income
  • Building savings and assets
  • Increase financial literacy and stability.
  • Increase the number of Earned Income Tax Credit filings.
  • Provide job-related supports that help hard-working families make ends meet.


ESSENTIALS / Helping individuals and families meet basic needs with access to:
  • Sufficient food
  • A stable place to live
  • Health care and wellness
  • Crisis management skills
  • Invest in programs that ensure everyone has the essentials.
  • Support programs that increase health and wellness.
  • Ensure our community is ready to help people recover from natural disasters.


Our Values
To best serve our community, we will…

  • Operate in a manner that is consistent with our values of honesty, diversity, public service, and respect for the individual.
  • Inspire trust in our organization by adhering to the highest professional standards of accountability and stewardship.
  • Serve as leaders in our community and our profession.
  • Be committed to sustained improvements in the local quality of life.
  • Born Learning
  • Financial Stability Alliance
  • Monroe Smart Start
  • Familywize Discount Prescription Card
  • Bank On Bloomington