Social Impact

Build momentum for a better world with the Kelley Institute for Social Impact (KISI)

Fostering social change is important to Kelley School of Business faculty, staff, and students. The Kelley Institute for Social Impact (KISI) offers programs and internships that encourage students to think broadly about the impact of their work on the local community and the world. KISI partners with nonprofits and corporations to provide students with opportunities to discover meaningful careers.

Our mission

As the hub of social impact for business-minded students, the Kelley Institute for Social Impact empowers socially conscious undergraduate students to make a difference in local and global communities through education, service, career development, and leadership opportunities.

Our vision

The Kelley Institute for Social Impact’s vision is to build a community of courageous leaders actively engaged in having a positive, sustainable, and global impact on social and economic justice.

KISI has helped me grow my philanthropic involvement and business skills. I have been able to make valuable impacts on communities in need by applying what I’ve learned in the classroom.

Sophie Harwood, BS’21, Finance, Business Law, and International Business (180 Degrees Consulting)

Being a part of KISI has allowed me to explore social responsibility and why it’s so important in today’s business world. My business skills have helped nonprofits, and my corporate social responsibility knowledge has helped businesses grow.

Ritula Kumar, BS’22, Finance (Social Enterprise Engagement at Kelley)

Social impact goes much further than just volunteering or donating—it’s an integral part of many business leaders’ strategies and decisions. KISI allows you to see the impact of those decisions firsthand.

Davis Aufdembrink, BS'22, Finance and Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation (Civic Leadership Development)

Funding opportunities

Funding for students interested in social impact. The Kelley Institute for Social Impact has scholarship opportunities for students who are involved in activities that support positive social change:

Support the Kelley Institute for Social Impact and help Indiana University students make a positive difference in business and the world.

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