Indiana-Africa Connections Project

Indiana is an incubator of global citizen-to-citizen interactions. One may not necessarily expect great innovation in relief and development to come from the Midwest, yet Hoosiers are engaging in inventive efforts. 

Sagamore Institute’s Indiana-Africa Connections project addresses a new approach to foreign aid by identifying and documenting individuals and organizations within Indiana who are producing meaningful work in Africa. Through this research we have discovered that Indiana has an incredible community of innovative and compassionate individuals who are doing extraordinary work in Africa. From the IU-Kenya partnership to the Bryantsville Hunger Relief Project, the state has an enormous unofficial community devoted to Africa, and we now hope to shine a spotlight on this community.  

Hoosiers in Action:

Are you an Indiana-Africa connection? Submit your entry here!

Have questions you want to ask the Indiana-Africa community? Start a discussion on Facebook!

Africa Church-Planting & Training Voacation Education-Active Corp (ACTIVE)

Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 in Religious

ACTIVE Ministry primarily works to prepare pastors for work in Africa. They have planted churches and schools in Zimbabwe and also work to provide wells and drinking water. Read more

Africa Here & Now

Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in Private Voluntary

Africa Here & Now is the Indiana Chapter of Ripples International. Ripples International-also CharityHelp International- works with local humanitarian organizations to help enhance the impact of their projects. Read more

Africa Indigenous Evangelical Missions

Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 in

AIEM works to plant churches, develop communities, build orphanages, and provide education in Liberia. Read more

Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission

Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in Religious

Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission is an evangelical Anabaptist partnership through which African, North American and European churches and individuals are working together to further God's mission. Read more

African American & African Diaspora Studies

Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 in Universities and Colleges

IUPUI's African American & African Diaspora Studies program is devoted to the scholarly and interdisciplinary acquisition of knowledge relating to African and African American history, culture, and life. Read more

African Community International Center

Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in Private Voluntary

The African Community International Center's main goal is to address the needs of African-born residents within metropolitan Indianapolis and central Indiana, by serving as a link to and a resource for aid, support, and cultural expression. Read more

African Cultural Resources

Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in Private Voluntary

The African Cultural Resources Corporation (ACRC) is an Indianapolis based non-profit organization with a vision to promote the best of Africa. It seeks to improve the image of Africa as a continent and Africans as a people though arts and culture. Read more

African Palace

Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in Other

African and international cuisine Read more

African Student Association: Notre Dame

Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in Universities and Colleges

ASA is an organization that promotes the unity of students from all parts of the world through education of Africa. ASA provides a place for anyone interested to learn more about Africa and interact directly with their African schoolmates. Read more

African University Foundation

Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in Foundation

The African University Foundation is an Indianapolis-based non-profit organization that has a goal of providing a unique mechanism to elevate the human condition in Africa by providing educational opportunity and hope to the people in that society. Read more