WHAT WE DO

  • Participating universities partner
    with a local non-profit to host an annual Impact Competition
  • Student teams compete to:
    1. Solve a pressing issue for the non-profit
    2. Win a cash prize
    3. Bring their idea to life
  • We’ll even get you started by:
    1. Providing a complete implementation plan
    2. Completely funding the competition

FEATURED COMPETITION TOPICS

Participating universities choose a competition topic based on the most pressing needs of their local off-campus community.
Next, a non-profit whose mission aligns with the chosen topic is selected as the competition partner.

Housing
Insecurity

Community
Justice

Mental Health
Support

FEATURED PARTNERS

Habitat for Humanity

Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, with

Community Justice & Mediation Center

Given the social unrest and urgent need for better forms of resolution to social injustices, CJAM promotes restorative

National Alliance for Mental Illness

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) of Bloomington was badly in need of more resources and improved outreach

Case Study

Student-Powered Solutions Building a More Philanthropic World.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING
  • Student teams at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County to create an innovative solution to address affordable housing and help Habitat meet their goal of housing all qualified applicants.
  • The winning team developed a plan to construct “tiny homes” from recycled shipping containers, which cost one-third of a traditional build.
  • This solution allowed Habitat for Humanity to serve a population for whom homeownership had previously been out of reach.

OUR IMPACT

The Impact Competition is building a more altruistic world by introducing students to community-centered philanthropy.

100%

Of students like to engage with a non-profit
organization in the future

90%

Of students like to donate to a non-profit after
participating in the Impact Competition

400

Student Participants

100

Creative Solutions

4

Non-Profits and their Communities
Changed Forever

The Impact Competition allowed me to bring a creative solution based on what I have been learning in the classroom to the real world…I am looking forward to implementing our idea at the local Bloomington non-profit CJAM throughout the next year.

- Davis Aufdembrink, Member of Team Inspire Solutions & 2021 Kelley Impact Competition winner