Walking For Dreams

A fundraising walk is an effective way to encourage relationships, spur donations and raise awareness, but for many charities, staging such an event is cost and time prohibitive. The Sycamore Foundation wants to give deserving organizations the opportunity to expand their capabilities, and that’s why we established Walking for Dreams. Walking for Dreams – an annual 5K family and pet walk – brings together walkers supporting a wide variety of organizations. Each participating charity recruits and organizes walkers, and The Sycamore Foundation and its sponsorship partners cover nearly all event costs.

About the Walk

Walking for Dreams began in Indianapolis in the spring of 2004. In 2016, the walk expanded to include Evansville, Indiana. This year’s event we expect 4,000 walkers, pledging support to over 40 total charities – and raising $500,000.

Indianapolis Charities:

  • 100 Black Men of Indianapolis
  • About Special Kids
  • Catholic Radio Indy
  • Central Indiana Police Foundation
  • East 10th United Methodist Children and Youth Center
  • Easterseals Crossroads
  • Edna Martin Christian Center
  • Heritage Place of Indianapolis
  • Horizon House
  • Jackson Center for Conductive Education
  • Kairos Prison Ministry Intl., Inc.
  • New Hope of Indiana
  • Pink Ribbon Connection
  • St. Nicholas Early Learning Inc.
  • Sycamore Foundation
  • Visually Impaired Preschool Services

Evansville Charities:

  • Alzheimer Association
  • Another Chance For Animals
  • Brysons TOT10
  • Courtstrong
  • Dream Center Evansville
  • Evansville Adoption Services (GLAD)
  • Evansville Rescue Mission
  • Family Matters
  • God Is Good
  • Granted
  • It Takes A Village
  • Ivy Tech Foundation
  • Jacobs Village
  • Keep Evansville Beautiful
  • Little Lambs
  • Ozanam Family Shelter
  • PAAWS
  • Parenting Time Center
  • Posey County Womens Fund
  • Riding Hope - Hippo Therapy
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • St Wendel Catholic Parish
  • United Methodist Youth Home
  • Willow Tree
  • Young & Established
  • Youth First