NewsHealth / September 10, 2020

IU Health Donates $500K To Support Communities Addressing Coronavirus Pandemic

FILE PHOTO: Indiana University Health

FILE PHOTO: Indiana University Health

Indiana University Health awarded $500,000 to local organizations across the state working to address needs brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

The grants are part of the $100 million Community Impact Investment Fund established last year to address social and environmental determinants of health in Indiana communities. The fund is administered by the IU Health Foundation.

In a statement announcing the grants, IU Health President and CEO Dennis Murphy said the fund was established to help address health disparities statewide.

"We are putting these funds directly into the hands of our local partners who personally know the issues facing their communities and are working to support our most vulnerable populations,” Murphy said.

The following organizations and agencies received 2020 IU Health CIIF funding:

  • Bloomington Community Foundation (Bloomington)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Tipton County (Tipton)
  • Clinton County Public Schools (Frankfort)
  • Community Foundation Partnership (Bedford)
  • Crossroads Education (Indianapolis)
  • Easterseals Arc (Fort Wayne)
  • Food Finders (Tippecanoe, White and Clinton Counties)
  • Good Shepherd Food Pantry (Tipton)
  • Health Communities of Clinton County Coalition (Frankfort)
  • Home with Hope (Lafayette)
  • Hope Healthcare (Avon)
  • Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide (Tipton)
  • Marion County Public Health Department (Indianapolis)
  • Mental Health America (Lafayette)
  • Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center (Muncie)
  • Muncie Food Hub Partnership (Muncie)
  • Open Door Clinic (Frankfort)
  • Orange County Community Foundation (Paoli)
  • Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County (Noblesville)
  • Shepherd Health Center (Indianapolis)
  • Stability First (Martinsville)
  • Susie's Place Child Advocacy Center (Avon)
  • Ten Point Coalition (Fort Wayne)
  • Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center (Brookston)
  • Tippecanoe County Public Schools (Lafayette)
  • Trinity Free Clinic (Carmel)
  • Warren Arts and Education Foundation (Indianapolis)
  • White County Public Schools (Monticello)
  • White County Council on Aging (Monticello)

In addition to this first round of COVID-19 relief funding, IU Health said it will invest $3 million in early 2021 to help communities address the lingering social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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