Simply put, without our generous sponsors, Blacktoberfest would not be affordable to the vast majority of the Indianapolis community. As a result of their generosity, we’re able to provide a free experience for attendees to experience an unapologetically black beer garden, live performances, a venue for Black-owned businesses and patrons to network with others, and contribute to the landscape of Black joy and entrepreneurship in Indy. By donating to Blacktoberfest each has furthered our mission to provide opportunities to celebrate Blackness in all seasons and serve as a launchpad for these small businesses.

Vibranium Sponsorship

IBE celebrates cultural diversity and inclusiveness across all races, ethnicities, nationalities, generations, socioeconomic levels and religious affiliations. We continue to strive for excellence by providing unique events and programs that reflect the changing landscape of Indiana and the world. Our commitment to excellence through personal enhancement and community development exemplify our dedication to improving the quality of life for all. With a statewide infrastructure now including 12 chapter affiliates, IBE continues to be a major economic and social contributor to our youth and the Indiana community.

Platinum Sponsorship

“As a benefit corporation and management consultancy, Black Onyx Management believes the journey of diversity, equity, and inclusion is an intentional decision informed by empathy, a commitment to learning, and a desire to change. We advance diversity, equity, and inclusion by developing programs, implementing projects, analysis and assessments, and training that are both action-oriented and produce results. Our advisors leverage their senior leadership experience in government, Fortune 500 companies, and major non-profit and civic initiatives to support clients on their diversity, equity, and inclusion journey. ”

PMPHASE is a consulting firm that believes “all jobs are projects”.  The organization’s purpose is to assess, address and resolve issues that may be complicating or compromising daily business operations. Our goal is to promote platinum level service with integrity, quality and commitment.

The company has engaged with several top level organizations in the healthcare industry as well as one of the leading firms in the legal industry. We value our clients and their dedication to education, training and development, and process improvements for their staff and organization overall.

PMPHASE focuses on project management, education, training and development, business analytics, revenue cycle management, and process improvement. With over twenty five years of experience in the company, we offer the expertise needed to successfully complete all projects we are involved in. 

24K Sponsorship

Legacy Life Financial Group takes pride in helping individuals find the right life insurance policy for themselves and their loved ones. Our team of experienced insurance brokers has put together a program tailored to help those who believe they may not be able to afford or qualify for coverage. With our partnership with 20 plus A-rated insurance carriers, we will find the best fit for you. We know that many people are not aware of these benefits and how they can impact their lives. It is pertinent to remember that if anyone relies on you financially, then you need life insurance. Legacy Life Financial Group is here to help.

“Legacy Life Financial Group is the Official Life Insurance of Blacktoberfest!”

Established in 2008, A Total Solution CPA & Consultant Services, Inc. (“ATS”) offers over three decades of combined accounting experience to small and medium-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations. ATS recognizes the frustration that can accompany a successful business venture and has the solution to reduce the amount of time and resources that is allocated to financial planning, management, and reporting. ATS offers accounting, tax planning and preparation, business consulting, legal entity analysis, business entity formation filing, non-profit tax-exempt filing, non-profit board development, management training, and several other business consulting services.  ATS also conducts audits and agreed upon procedures engagements.  The ATS family is delighted to serve and assist ordinary people in accomplishing extraordinary things!

“A Total Solution is the Official CPA and Tax Consulting company of Blacktoberfest!”

Angelkare is a BDDS provider that provides services to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities or chronic illnesses who needed assistance with their daily living provides safety and comfort. We provide up to 24 hours a day residential, respite, CIH, and family support services. We help consumers and their families to achieve their highest level of social, physical, and emotional maturity. Our staff supports consumers in-home or in the community to help the person acquire, improve and retain skills necessary to support participants to live successfully in their own homes. Assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing and hygiene, ambulation and transfer, cooking, dining, shopping, and other tasks that makeup day-to-day life.

Angelkare is a BDDS provider that provides services to individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities or chronic illnesses who needed assistance with their daily living provides safety and comfort. We provide up to 24 hours a day residential, respite, CIH, and family support services. We help consumers and their families to achieve their highest level of social, physical, and emotional maturity. Our staff supports consumers in-home or in the community to help the person acquire, improve and retain skills necessary to support participants to live successfully in their own homes. Assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing and hygiene, ambulation and transfer, cooking, dining, shopping, and other tasks that makeup day-to-day life.

RMX (Remix without the vowels) was founded in 2021 with goal of providing apparel that celebrates OUR culture and history in sports and entertainment while adding a modern twist. RMX takes pride in celebrating and giving flowers to OUR past and present heroes AND heroines in the sports and entertainment industry and we want you to share in that pride as well. RMX also specializes in printing full color garments on demand with NO minimums so please feel free to inquire if you have a dope idea that you want to put on a shirt or hoodie.

NCREI at Martin University will be holding their Inaugural Community Access Fair on October 9, 2021 from 10am until 1pm to assist Indianapolis residents of 46218 in their efforts to overcome systemic barriers, and gain resources. This event is being created to establish partnerships, disrupt systemic barriers, and connect the community to companies, organizations, and allies that are entrenched in work that combats systemic issues. “Traditionally, Black and other minority communities have struggled with access to the traditional systems on the quality of life spectrum, which are: education, civic engagement (voting, law, safety, volunteering/mentoring), banking, housing, religion, criminal justice, public health, environment, business, technology, employment, and government, and we believe EVERYONE has a right to equitable opportunity. We look forward to promoting expungement services, educational attainment, banking opportunities, housing experience assistance, civic engagement, advancing Black-owned business, hosting community conversations, in addition to promoting public health options.

Inspired by Isaiah 61:3-4, The Oaks provides a diverse body of students with the joy of a Christ-centered education. This shines through not only in the content of the curriculum, but also in the quality of the joy-filled relationships. The Oaks encourages students to grow and mature in their knowledge and love of God by creating an environment that is rich in living ideas that feed both the heart and the mind.

When the last of the Double 8 grocery stores closed in 2015, the Northwest side of Indianapolis went from being mere “food insecure” to full-blown “food Apartheid”. Feeling the severity of the situation, Flanner House, under the direction of Brandon Cosby and Sibeko Jywanza, tapped into its long-standing legacy of food access and laid out plans to start a community-focused farm on the Flanner campus. In 2016, Flanner Farms opened as a 2-acre farm in the heart of the Northwest food desert. Flanner Farms is able to provide an abundance of healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate produce for the community through Cleo’s Bodega. As a moving part of the greater Food Justice Program at Flanner House, the farm operation is also working towards empowering the local community to become more self-sufficient and providing employment opportunities. Flanner Farms is proud to be a part of a growing network of resurgent urban farms in the community that is all working to combat food insecurity through education, empowerment, and accessibility.

Silver Sponsorship

The Ian Smith Foundation

The Ian Smith Foundation was established in 2005 to enhance the quality of life for youth in Indiana by promoting higher education. ISF is built on four core values: BUILD, INSPIRE, EDUCATE and ACHIEVE which are reflected in the programming we offer to the students and families in communities in which we serve. We, the Ian Smith Foundation Board of Directors and staff, invite you to learn more about our programs and to get involved!

#317 GetAGrip

317GetAGrip is owned by custom crafter Dian Foreman.  In 2019, Dian turned her creativity into a business to share her love of art and design with others.  317GetAGrip would love to create your next custom gift.  317GetAGrip offers a variety of personalized items including T-shirts, mugs, tumblers, shot glasses, phone grips, luggage tags and so much more.  We look forward to working with you to create a gift that celebrates an achievement and/or milestone for the special people in your life.

28 Boutique

28 Boutique is the home for women with supreme, chic style and are wise about their coin. These women turn heads as they enter any room with the unique guidance of the owner & stylist, Angel Hicks.

Bronze Sponsorship

Whipped by M&S

Whipped by M&S was established in 2013 making our handmade all natural body products for men and women. We are all natural, sustainably produced goodness. Made with love for our customers and their body. Whipped by M&S is your go-to place for gifts that surprise and delight. We have over 300 fresh fragrances to soothing skin care, we make finding your perfect something special.

Sip and Share Wines

In January 2019, Sip & Share Wines released our 7 Words Wine Collection, 7 delicious, artisanal vegan wines. Intention Riesling, Love White Zinfandel, Awaken Sweet White Wine, Gratitude Red Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot), Abundance Sweet Red Wine, Conjure Old Vine Zinfandel and Manifest Chardonnay. These wines along with our first Seasonal limited edition wines AF Chenin Blanc are available at sipandsharewines.com.

Victor

“Victor, The App creates matches between business owners and people so that the people can connect with the community!”

Indiana Pride of Color

Indiana Pride of Color (INPOC) exists to affirm, celebrate, and amplify the intersectional expressions (and quality of life) of queer people of color in the State of Indiana. We hope to expound on the work of those that came before to elevate the state- wide BIPOC collective with “Equality, Advocacy and Intersectionality” as our focus. We approach this journey with renewed focus and vision, understanding the scope of the task and looking to expand our reach state wide. We do this through making intentional partnerships and developing programming as we understand that our success hinges on the strength and trust of relationships, both within the community and with existing organizations. You can learn more about INPOC at https://www.inpoc.org/