Chatham Arch Neighborhood Foundation


The Chatham Arch Neighborhood Foundation (CANF) was formed in September, 2000, to enable and manage neighborhood projects that can involve capital expenditure, including the installation of vintage-era street lighting and the creation and maintenance of Chatham Commons, the neighborhood pocket park at St. Clair and East streets.   

The purpose of the foundation is:

  • To promote the preservation of the unique heritage of the area known as Chatham-Arch, an historic residential neighborhood, in Indianapolis, Indiana and to create a total urban environment with respect for the past developed and listed in the National Register of Historic Places;
  • To preserve and restore and replace its artifacts and historical items;
  • To preserve the historic and architectural character of the community through the acquisition and subsequent disposition of historically and/or architecturally significant properties subject to restrictive covenants designed to preserve their historical state for the benefit of the public;
  • To combat community deterioration, to promote the protection and enhancement of this historically and architecturally significant area and to otherwise lessen the burdens of the local, state and federal government;
  • To promote such other charitable purposes as may be from time to time permitted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code; and
  • To solicit and collect funds by various lawful means, which funds, together with the income earned thereon, shall be used exclusively to accomplish the foregoing purposes.

CANF encourages tax-deductible contributions which serve to further neighborhood projects!