April 7, 2020

Economic Relief Fund Announces Second Round Of Grants

Economic Relief Fund Announces Second Round Of Grants

A local relief fund awarded a second round of grants to organizations helping the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Central Indiana COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund is giving more than $4.5 million to community organizations in Marion and surrounding counties. The fund was announced last month and has raised more than $22 million.

The second round of funding focuses on emerging needs being reported by partners.  They include mental health, support and shelter for children whose caregivers have fallen ill, services for underserved communities and continued food assistance.

Founding fund partners include the Lilly Endowment, Central Indiana Community Foundation (through the Glick Fund and The Indianapolis Foundation), Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, and United Way of Central Indiana.

Nearly $12 million has been granted to 74 organizations so far.

Recipients and grants announced April 7 are:

  • Arc of Greater Boone County – $30,000
  • Bosma Enterprises – $100,000
  • Boys and Girls Club of Boone County – $20,000
  • Children’s Bureau – $300,000
  • DAMAR Services – $200,000
  • Damien Center – $100,000
  • Dove Recovery Center- $50,000
  • Easterseals Crossroads – $100,000
  • Exodus Refugee – $100,000
  • Families First Indiana, Inc. – $250,000
  • Foster Success – $50,000
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana – $750,000
  • Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County – $50,000
  • Groundwork Indy – $15,000
  • Hancock County Food Pantry – $15,000
  • Hendricks County Food Pantry Coalition – $15,000
  • Indiana Youth Group – $50,000
  • Janus Developmental Services – $20,000
  • Kheprw Institute – $75,000
  • Lutheran Child and Family Services – $150,000
  • Midwest Food Bank – $500,000
  • New Hope of Indiana – $200,000
  • Noble – $100,000
  • Outreach – $50,000
  • Progress House – $50,000
  • Reach for Youth – $50,000
  • Second Helpings – $750,000
  • Sycamore Rehabilitation Services Hendricks County – $50,000
  • Tangram – $200,000
  • The Villages – $100,000
  • Visually Impaired Preschool Services Indiana – $25,000
  • Wellspring – $35,000
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