2010 Grants Announced
It was exciting to be a part of the Women's Fund grants announcement on Monday - and to learn more about the $331,000 granted to 18 organizations throughout central Indiana. What an incredible impact that will make for women and girls in our community. Staying true to their core issues, the grants have been distributed to organizations focused on caregiving, domestic violence and insufficient income. Additionally, Women's Fund invested some dollars into its long-term interests of health and self-development. These grants will help fund, among other things, before and after school programming for girls, teen and adolescent violence prevention programs, health screenings for women and programs for refugee women.
As you can imagine, the Women’s Fund Grants Committee carefully reviewed each application, keeping in the forefront the critical issues facing women and girls in our community, and made a very thoughtful and strategic recommendation to the Board (visit the blog on Thursday for a behind the scenes look at the granting process). Based on the committee’s input, the Women’s Fund Advisory Board approved the funding of these 18 organizations:
- Concord Neighborhood Center - $15,000 for before and after school programming for girls, aged 6-12, living in Indianapolis’ southside.
- Day Nursery Association of Indianapolis - $25,000 for early childhood staff professional development to increase staff education and training.
- Domestic Violence Network - $5,000 for collection, analysis and publishing of local domestic abuse data.
- Dress for Success Indianapolis - $15,000 for operating support to help improve the lives of women through self-sufficiency and successful careers.
- Exodus Refugee Immigration - $15,000 for programs designed specifically for refugee women.
- Girls Incorporated of Franklin/Johnson County - $20,000 for operating support to help inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold.
- Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis - $20,000 for operating support to help inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold.
- Health and Hospital Corporation - $20,000 for operating support of the Future Promises Program, helping pregnant and parenting teens graduate high school.
- Indiana Women’s Prison - $25,000 for support of its Family Preservation Program and Wee Ones Nursery.
- John P. Craine House – $20,000 for operating support of its alternative sentencing program that supports non-violent female offenders with young children.
- The Julian Center, Inc. - $25,000 for operating support to provide counseling, safe shelter, and education for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises.
- Little Red Door Cancer Agency - $15,000 for services through the Mammography Assistance Program.
- Prevail, Inc. - $46,000 for support of its Safe Dates program and support of teen sexual assault victims in Hamilton County.
- Project Home Indy - $20,000 for operating support to enable homeless teenage girls who are pregnant or parenting to gain self-sufficiency.
- School of Wheels - $10,000 for support of its Ignite Learning Program which helps mothers of homeless children advocate for their children’s academic careers.
- Shelby Community Health Center - $20,000 for gynecological exams and mammograms for women in Shelby County.
- Turning Point/Columbus Regional Shelter - $10,000 for support of its Teen Violence Prevention program in Johnson and Shelby Counties.
- Use What You’ve Got Prison Ministry - $5,000 for operating support to connect families by providing transportation for prison visitation, while promoting family wellness through education and supportive resources.
Thank you, Women's Fund. As one of your donors, I'm glad to know you are responsive and committed to supporting the needs of women and girls in my community. For readers of this blog, visit regularly as we plan to write about some of these organizations and how they are using their grant to strengthen and improve the community by supporting women and girls.
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