Beyond Affordable Housing

CREA has been on the scene of low income housing tax credit syndications for more than two decades, working alongside investor and developer partners with the belief that opportunity starts with a safe place to call home. We have worked diligently at our mission to create accessible communities that uphold the dignity of affordable housing.

Today, we’re actively working toward a vision of affordable housing that everyone can be proud of.

Our Impact

In 2020, CREA leadership asked the question – what’s next? CREA Foundation, Inc. was one of the answers. In our efforts to close the income gap and put a stop to the poverty cycle, we are taking next steps towards education.

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Provide scholarships for individuals residing in low-income communities in which we are invested.


Connect students with internship, vocational & one-on-one mentorship opportunities to assist in building skills & experience.


Provide resources that support the success and effectiveness of non-profit, education-focused programs.

Learn about CREA Foundation’s Executive Director & philanthropic leader, Arvetta Jideonwo:

Applications for the 2022 CREA Scholars Program in partnership with IUPUI are now closed.

Ready to join our mission? Give today & be a part of helping students cross the finish line.

“CREA Foundation is part of a strategic roadmap of purpose-driven work, defined by the collective experience & efforts of our employees. Guided by our company values, we are committed to the path of our mission & encourage others to join us in creating opportunities for all.”

Jeffrey Whiting, Chairman & CEO


Through strategic partnerships, CREA Foundation seeks to improve the lives of youth and young adults facing financial barriers to success in the communities we serve by creating opportunities to further their learning, development and education.


For all youth and young adults living within CREA’s affordable housing communities to have the opportunity to successfully earn a college degree.

Equity Statement

CREA Foundation is committed to being a trusted and equitable resource for youth and young adults to find support in aspiring to diverse goals. We also aim to be a resource our charitable partners and other local corporate supporters can count on to understand, participate in and contribute to societal solutions.

Through grantmaking, CREA Foundation will bolster the strength and efficiencies needed for nonprofits to make progress on complex issues within our communities. In pursuit of our vision, we are committed to addressing the historic, emerging, dynamic and collective imbalances of power in order to suppress racial injustice and provide opportunity for all.