CARMEL - Carmel-based software design and development company, SEP, has announced the formation of The SEP Foundation. The company says its employees were looking for ways to give back to the community and help underserved groups.

“Establishing the SEP Foundation was a natural progression to formalizing what we already do,” said Traci Dossett, SEP’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our employees are excited to help reach underserved groups and provide them with opportunities that they may not have had otherwise.” 

In their first round of grants, SEP foundation awarded $75,000 to three organizations; HVAF of Indiana, Horizon House and The Last Mile.  The foundation says these groups were selected because their programs align with the foundation’s interest areas, such as job skills development, financial self- sufficiency and overcoming the barriers of poverty.

Here are the 2019 recipients:

  • The Last Mile program teaches computer coding skills to inmates at several correctional facilities in Indiana.
  • The Horizon House offers services to individuals and families who may be homeless or facing other barriers.
  • The HVAF of Indiana Inc. helps homeless veterans return to self-sufficiency.

“Creating the Foundation solidifies our commitment to make the world a better place. It sounds cliche, but we mean it, and we’re investing in ways to make it a reality,” said SEP President and CEO, Raman Ohri.