INDIANAPOLIS – Buckingham Foundation, Inc. – the philanthropic partner of Buckingham Companies, announces its year‐end investments for 2014. Buckingham Foundation and Companies granted $205,000 to 45 organizations; employees invested 7,550 hours volunteering for 215 different nonprofit and civic organizations in central Indiana. Through their charitable giving and volunteer efforts, Buckingham Foundation continues to serve a critical role in creating positive change in the areas of affordable housing, community development, and arts and culture.

“Buckingham staff members are an extremely generous and passionate group of people who care deeply about our core value of community involvement,” said Theresa Farrington Rhodes, executive director, Buckingham Foundation. “Through giving and volunteer involvement, Buckingham Foundation has made a tremendous impact in the communities we serve. It is both exciting and humbling to be part of a team that appreciates the opportunity to give back and serve others.”

Buckingham Foundation’s unique approach to philanthropy includes three primary capabilities: to explore, achieve and innovate in a strategic effort to initiate positive change. In the past two months alone, Buckingham Foundation has coordinated employee and resident involvement in Movember, benefiting Men’s Health issues; Sneaker Week, benefiting Back on My Feet; Thanks for Giving, a week-long commitment to three local nonprofit organizations including: Wheeler Mission, Shepherd Community Center and Horizon House; and the foundation’s annual Charity Champs project, raising funds and collecting new clothes and toiletry items for the children served by Safe Families.

About Buckingham Foundation
Buckingham Foundation was established to identify and support affordable housing opportunities for families in need, to encourage participation in arts and culture initiatives and to invest in local communities. The foundation, established by the Chambers family, serves a critical role in bringing leaders and resources together to initiate positive change. Visit for additional information.​