2023 Collaborative Spirit Award
Application Timeline and Process

INRC’s Collaborative Spirit Award recognizes exceptional accomplishments by neighborhood associations and neighborhood-based organizations. Judging will be based on the extent of innovation, grassroots leadership, and collaboration demonstrated by the nominated organization.

For this award, collaboration is defined as: coordinated efforts by more than one neighborhood association and private, philanthropic, governmental, or independent sector organizations or agencies with the intent of accomplishing a goal related to the betterment of the quality of life in Indianapolis neighborhoods. This may include, but not be limited to, collaborating on projects, community events, and/or neighborhood planning. Strong resident leadership is essential.

  • Any neighborhood association or neighborhood-based organization across the city is eligible to submit a nomination.
  • Only complete nominations with all supporting documentation and a 3–5-minute video will be considered.
  • The project must have occurred between January 1, 2023, and September 25, 2023.
  • Selection of award finalists and winners is based on the degree to which nominees are innovative, mobilized community resources, and created partnerships.
  • Monday, August 14, 2023: Nomination Opens
  • Monday, September 25, 2023: Nominations Due
  • Weeks of September 25 and October 2, 2023: Nominations Reviewed for eligibility
  • Monday, October 9, 2023: All Nominees Notified
  • Monday, October 9, 2023: Online Voting Begins
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2023: Online Voting Closes
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023: Awardee Announced at INRC’s 2nd Annual Jubilee. The winner will also be recognized at the 2024 Neighbor Power Indy closing session.