The Ross Foundation

Founded in 2014 by Indianapolis native Derris Ross to redress the lack of youth programs and community engagement in his city, the Ross Foundation works with members of the community to promote long term change in youth outcomes, access to basic needs and opportunities for economic growth for residents. In line with its goal of creating more effective youth activities and fostering community leaders, the foundation offers community assistance to low income families, provides activities for youth to encourage positive behavior and academic excellence, offers job placement assistance, and creates programming geared towards crime prevention.