Our favorite thing to build is community.

Browning is constantly involved in development and construction around the region, but beyond our projects we are committed to supporting and strengthening the communities where we live and work. 

Each year our employees come together to amplify the meaningful community impact of a nonprofit partner, improving lives and building community.

INHP Project Day

For 2018 we chose the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership© for our day of service.  We are passionate about INHP©‘s mission of working towards an Indianapolis where everyone has the opportunity to live in a safe, decent and affordable home in a thriving neighborhood. The Living the Dream project celebrates families who work very hard to attain their goal of buying a home, ultimately creating a long-term impact in their families and the neighborhoods they choose.  During the day-long event, Browning employees volunteered more than 210 hours to make improvements to the home of Kelly, a single mom raising two daughters. Kelly completed INHP’s Homeownership Preparation program to qualify for a mortgage and purchase a home. While working with an INHP advisor for 15 months, Kelly increased her credit score, paid off collections and used INHP’s Individual Development Account program to save for a down payment. She also increased her financial literacy by taking every INHP education class, which included: Successful Renting, Understanding Credit, Dollars & Sense, and Homebuyer Education. While Kelly was away, Browning volunteers constructed and furnished many exterior and interior improvements to the home, including fencing, landscaping and furniture. The changes will also help add value and stability to Kelly’s home and neighborhood.

Holiday Commitment

Our project day with INHP has also inspired us to spread the holiday spirit by empowering more future homeowners.  In celebration of the 2018 holiday season, Browning has made a donation to INHP’s Homeownership Preparation program, to help qualify 200 families for homeownership so next year they can celebrate the holidays at home.  The Homeownership Preparation program helps families gain the skills needed to overcome barriers to becoming homeowners.

For more information or if you would like to help more families celebrate the holidays at home, visit give.inhp.org/Browning

Our employees are passionate about giving back with a variety of civic, community and charitable organizations:

AIA Indianapolis American Cancer Society American Heart Association ARC of Indiana Archdiocese of Indianapolis Bloomington Economic Development Corp. BOMA John H. Boner Community Center Boone County Economic Dev. Corp. Broad Ripple Village Association Camptown Carmel Chamber of Commerce Cathedral High School CCIM Crossroads of America Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Gleaners Goodwill Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee Hamilton County Leadership Academy Hancock County Economic Development Corporation Hear Indiana Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership Holy Family Shelter Indiana Architectural Foundation Indiana Canine Assistant Network Indiana Chamber of Commerce Indiana Economic Development Association Indiana Recycling Coalition Indiana Sports Corporation Indiana University Indianapolis Downtown Inc. Indianapolis Zoo Indy Chamber Indy CREW Indy Parks Foundation Indy Partnership IREM Jameson Camp Jewish Federation of Greater Indpls. Junior Achievement Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Little Red Door Cancer Agency Marian University Meals on Wheels NAIOP Near North Development Corporation The Orchard School Plainfield Chamber of Commerce Purdue University St. Richard’s School St. Vincent’s Hospital SIOR Special Olympics Teacher’s Treasures University of Notre Dame Urban Land Institute Visit Indy Youthlinks