The first round of funding from the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund was announced.
A group of six large funders created the economic relief fund and announced $7.3 million to 46 local organizations that provide critical services.
United Way of Central Indiana President Ann Murtlow says they spent the last week figuring out exactly where the most need was.
"And our goal was to do it quickly, the critical needs that we wanted to address were really six-fold," says Murtlow.
They include local food, child care, homeless support, people in isolation, disaster planning and multi-service organizations. The fund currently has more than $17.8 million.
Murtlow says there has been great cooperation during this crisis.
"We’re having to be very creative in the way we work together and very innovative and the public-private partnerships that are popping up are really pretty inspiring," says Murtlow.
The funders include Lilly Endowment Inc., 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.
Distribution for the second round of funding will be determined after analysis of what needs continue to emerge. The fund is open for anyone to donate. Text HELP2020 to 91999 or visit www.covid19cerf.org.
The 46 Grantees
- Alternatives Incorporated - $50,000
- American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis - $250,000
- AYS - $400,000
- Barbara B. Jordan YMCA - $50,000
- Boone County Senior Services - $20,000
- Caring Center/Project Help - $25,000
- Catholic Charities Indianapolis - $250,000
- Christamore House - $100,000
- Churches in Mission - $50,000
- CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions - $75,000
- Coburn Place Safe Haven - $50,000
- Community Alliance of the Far Eastside - $100,000
- Concord Neighborhood Center - $100,000
- Early Learning Indiana - $250,000
- Edna Martin Christian Center - $250,000
- Family Promise of Hendricks County - $25,000
- Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek - $50,000
- Flanner House of Indianapolis - $200,000
- Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana - $750,000
- Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County - $50,000
- Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana - $250,000
- Hawthorne Community Center - $100,000
- Hendricks County Senior Services - $50,000
- Horizon House - $100,000
- HVAF of Indiana - $50,000
- Immigrant Welcome Center - $20,000
- Indiana 211 Partnership - $200,000
- Indianapolis Urban League - $200,000
- John H. Boner Neighborhood Centers - $250,000
- The Julian Center - $250,000
- La Plaza - $100,000
- Martin Luther King Community Center - $100,000
- Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center - $100,000
- Meals on Wheels - $20,000
- Meals on Wheels of Hancock County - $20,000
- Midwest Food Bank - $250,000
- PACE - $50,000
- St. Vincent de Paul Society - $150,000
- The Salvation Army - $250,000
- Second Helpings - $750,000
- Sheltering Wings - $50,000
- Shepherd Community, Inc. - $100,000
- Southeast Community Services - $200,000
- Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana - $100,000
- Wheeler Mission Ministries - $250,000
- YMCA of Greater Indianapolis - $400,000