Programs & Initiatives

Basket Of Hope

The Basket of Hope program delivers baskets filled with a variety of inspirational items to help children recently diagnosed with cancer stay encouraged. The baskets are hand-delivered by caring volunteers of the community, including Colts players and coaches. For more information on this program, visit

Breast Cancer Awareness

The Indianapolis Colts join the NFL’s league-wide "A Crucial Catch" campaign every year by hosting the Pinking of the Canal event, dedicating one of their games to awareness and providing unique opportunities for breast cancer survivors.

Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Health Fair

The largest single-day blood drive in Indiana, the Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Health Fair is held each December at Lucas Oil Stadium and includes a free health fair and lots of family-friendly activities.

Community Tuesdays

Colts Community Tuesdays, presented by WTHR Channel 13, is a season-long outreach program in which players participate in activities every Tuesday.

Grants and Awards

Each year, the Indianapolis Colts offer a variety of grants and awards to deserving individuals and organizations.

Gameday Programs

Learn how the Colts are using gamedays to give back and support a variety of charitable organizations.

Holiday Outreach

During holiday season, the Colts spread joy and cheer in a variety of ways to local kids and families.

Hometown Huddle

The Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Wesleyan University and United Way team up each year to host Hometown Huddle, an NFL initiative focused on building healthier, stronger communities through service projects and fitness clinics.

Hunger Relief

The month of November is a special time to give thanks and give back as the Colts focus their efforts on several hunger relief efforts that provide meals for thousands of Indiana families and help stock local food pantries.


The Colts believe that reading is an integral part of a child’s development. That’s why they’re helping to place hundreds of thousands of free books in the hands of Indiana youth through their literacy initiatives.

Military Outreach

The Colts are committed to honoring the brave men and women who serve our country as a part of the NFL’s “Salute to Service” campaign.


The Indianapolis Colts are committed to reducing childhood obesity in Indiana and encouraging all youth to be active 60 minutes each day. Through a variety of PLAY 60 programs and events, the Colts reach more than 75,000 youth each year with this important message.

Playground Build

Each year, the Indianapolis Colts host a Playground Build to create a fun and safe playspace for hundreds of Indianapolis children.

Touchdown for Teens

The Indianapolis Colts joined Taco Bell to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Indiana.