October 13, 2019

The Indianapolis news media has captured many of our community efforts, over the years. In reflection, here are the highlights so far this year.

Far east side community rallies around vandalized grocery store

Feb 09, 2019

June 17, 2019

From our Founder, Derris Ross:

I am extremely proud of the mothers in A Mother’s Cry, and a few of them are in this interview. A Mother’s Cry i...

April 3, 2019

10 Major Events on the Far East Side of Indianapolis. Over 1000 individuals served on the Far East Side of Indianapolis

Here's a look at the community events we did in partnership with our many community partners in 2018. Great look at some of the impact we had in our...

April 3, 2019

The Indianapolis news media captured many of our community efforts in 2018 and early 2019. In reflection, here are some of the highlights (just the ones the news picked up). Stay tuned for a summary of ALL the community events we held in 2018.

Man hopes to change, impro...

March 4, 2018

The Inspiring Places Award: This award is given to an institution, organization, or group of people that exemplify leadership, collaboration, and vision in their work to improve safety, housing, or beautification aspects of the quality of life in their neighborhoods. P...

February 14, 2018

Community groups like the Ross Foundation have been working with the IMPD commander in the east district and the Indianapolis mayor's office to bring those numbers down in 2018... Derris Ross, who runs a nonprofit aimed at improving the quality of life on the east side...

January 21, 2018


December 12, 2017

The Ross Foundation would like to congratulate "Ace" and the Ace Project on winning the Rick Ross Changed Award at the 2017 TrailBlazer Awards! Read more here:

August 31, 2017

On August 14th, Arborstone apartments was cut off from all water supply. Under pressure from community members and media outlets, management paid minimum amounts to restore Citizen Energy service. Ensuring that residents received necessary help, The Ross Foundation org...

August 26, 2017

Robinson currently runs All Uplifting Art. He says he only creates positive images. Little did Robinson know someone was watching. Derris Ross, founder of the Ross Foundation, spotted Robinson from a window. As he watched Robinson finish his creation, Ross had an ide...

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The Ross Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non profit organization in Indianapolis focused on improving the city's Far East side through youth programming, economic development, and community engagement. 


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