The Community

We at Cripe believe that we have a responsibility to give back to the great communities in which we live and work. Members of the Cripe team are actively involved in over 60 community organizations and non-profits throughout the greater Indianapolis area. To view a list of many of the organizations Cripe employees are involved with, please click here.

In addition to our service as individuals, below are just some of the ways Cripe shows appreciation for 80 years in service to Indiana.

Paul I. Cripe Charitable Foundation

Foundation Board 001The Paul I. Cripe Charitable Foundation, Inc. and its Board of Directors recognize the importance of educational and not-for-profit organizations in our community. To support these organizations, the Foundation to date has donated over $870,000 to organizations throughout the greater Indianapolis area.


Ila M. Badger Community Service Award

IMG_8667In 1999 the Paul I. Cripe Charitable Foundation added to its mission and now encourages Cripe staff to serve in their communities. The Cripe Foundation created the firm’s only award, the Community Service Award, to encourage and recognize employees who have contributed to their community through organizations such as churches, youth group, seniors’ clubs, schools, health services, etc.

The employee receiving the Community Service Award will receive a plaque and, in addition, the Foundation will make a $1,000 contribution in honor of the employee to his or her designated organization. The Community Service Award will be presented to the recipient at the annual Founder’s Dinner. All nominated finalists will be recognized by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Ball State University CAPstone Design Competition

CripeGroupThe first studio of the fourth and final year of Ball State University’s Architecture and Planning undergraduate program requires students to synthesize their architectural knowledge. Structures, environmental systems, building materials, design and theory are brought together in a comprehensive design. Relevant aspects of these bodies of knowledge are integrated in plan, section, elevation, site planning, context and other representations of a building. The semester-long project is an outgrowth of Cripe’s continued commitment to education and to its initiative of “Serving the Communities it Builds.” The purpose of the design competition funded by Cripe’s is to focus on the creative integration of building technology and program. Cripe’s participates in the project by serving as a practitioner resource, by visiting regularly to assist with reviews, and by making substantial monetary awards for the top designs.