We’re all in this together. Show love to our Downtown restaurants, advocate for the arts, support tourism and lend a hand to small business.

ORDER TAKEOUT/DELIVERY FROM DOWNTOWN RESTAURANTS  

In an effort to nourish our neighborhood and support our incredible Downtown restaurants/eateries in this ever-evolving situation, we’ve created a comprehensive list of Downtown takeout and delivery options. Purchasing gift cards is another option to help our favorite businesses. See what’s available here. 

ADVOCATE FOR THE ARTS

As new policies are put in place, hundreds of events, performances and exhibits have been canceled or postponed. You can help support artists and cultural organizations in several ways: Stay informed by visiting organizations’ websites and social media pages. Consider donating your ticket back to the organization rather than requesting a refund. Consider purchasing a membership or subscription. Advocate and ask how you can help. 

Donate to #IndyKeepsCreating Emergency Relief Fund here. 

INDY CHAMBER RESOURCES: BUY INDY

The Indy Chamber recently launched the Buy Indy campaign to help business owners inform you about changes in their business offerings and uplift regional initiatives in support of local goods and services. As consumers, now is the time to step up by buying local, shopping local and donating to local causes from home. Your support is appreciated!

Also check out the Rapid Response hub and FAQs. See answers to common questions for small business owners.

YELP SUPPORTING LOCAL RESTAURANTS & NIGHTLIFE BUSINESSES

Yelp is providing $25 million in relief, primarily focused on supporting independent, local restaurant and nightlife businesses, in the form of waived advertising fees and free advertising, products and services during this period. See resources:

·  Relief for restaurants and bars impacted by the Coronavirus

·  Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource hub for businesses

·  Setting up Call to Action, Business Highlights and Yelp Connect

·  Updating your Yelp page: changes in hours, temporary closures, and take-out/delivery options

·  Yelp Teams Up with GoFundMe

INDY MUSICIANS JAZZ FUND

The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation, the Penrod Society, Owl Music Group and The Jazz Kitchen have joined forces to create a musicians relief fund to assist local jazz and related genre musicians who have had a direct loss of income through cancelled or rescheduled performances. This impact will be instrumental in keeping the Indy jazz and music scene alive as everyone strives to make it through these tough times together.

For more information: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/indy-musician-relief-fund
For individuals, companies and organizations interested in supporting this cause, please reach out to Erica Stickler, IJF development director at erica@indyjazzfest.net; For those who prefer to send a contribution via mail – please send to: Indianapolis Jazz Foundation, PO Box 20857, Indianapolis, IN 46220