Ohio-based KeyBank, which has a large presence throughout Indiana, has made a $300,000 investment into RecycleForce, a nonprofit that provides transitional employment, training and support services to formerly incarcerated individuals. The gift will be used to create a financial wellness classroom for RecycleForce workers and will be housed at the organization’s new recycling facility.
“All of us at KeyBank are incredibly proud to support RecycleForce and the work they do to provide hope and opportunity through job training, and create a stronger, more sustainable society through recycling,” said Juan Gonzalez, KeyBank Central Indiana Market President. “This funding will have a transformative effect on the clients RecycleForce serves and provide them with resources and information that will help put them and their families on a path to self-sufficiency and success.”
The facility, which recycles electronics, is on the east side of Indianapolis and will open in 2023. The 501(c)3 says it has recycled more than 100 million pounds of electronic waste since opening in 2006.
“The grant funds will help our organization continue to serve our clients by providing them with a hub where their learning can extend beyond the warehouse floor. This crucial funding will outfit not one but two spaces at our new home in Sherman Park,” said RecycleForce President Gregg Keesling.
Keesling says the organization’s goal is to increase financial knowledge, such as opening a bank account and developing a budget, to its participants.